Constitutional Convention


Common Cause dedicates this report and our work to protect our Constitution to celebrate the life achievements of David Cohen (1937-2015), president of Common Cause 1975-1981, and all he contributed to making this a more perfect union.

In addition to the contributions from people all around the country who support the work of Common Cause nationally and throughout our growing network of state affiliates, generous support for this report was provided by the Philip and Janice Levin Foundation and the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.

This report was written by Jay Riestenberg and Dale Eisman, with contributions from Scott Swenson, Stephen Spaulding, Karen Hobert Flynn, and Isabella Bronstein.

Correction: On January 28, 2016 edits were made on Page 12 to more accurately reflect Professor Lawrence Lessig’s comments on Bill Maher’s HBO show on Oct. 16, 2015. Another corrects the spelling of Professor Laurence Tribe’s first name.

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