We are at the halfway point here in this short session and waiting for our bills to be heard on the House floor and in committees. Scheduling always becomes an important issue in these last 11 days of the session, and several of our priority...
Today's campaigns are so expensive that often only the wealthy -- or those willing to accept the strings attached to large campaign contributions -- can afford to run for office.
"Fair Elections" programs allow candidates to rely on small donations from individuals and matching grants from special, tax-supported funds.
Common Cause has spearheaded the adoption of fair elections plans in states, counties and cities across America. We're working to pass the "Government by the People Act" and the "Fair Elections Now Act" to create a small donor-based public financing system for elections to Congress.