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Common Cause Lauds BP's Withdrawal from ALEC

March 23, 2015

Common Cause and other public interest and shareholder organizations joined Monday in praising BP’s announcement that it is ending its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

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Common Cause Calls on Hillary Clinton to Answer Email Questions

March 10, 2015

Hillary Rodham Clinton owes the American public a full and immediate explanation for her decision to use a private email account to conduct all of her official business during her tenure as secretary of state, Common Cause said today.

Voter Registration

Oregon Is Blazing A Trail Toward a Strong Democracy

March 5, 2015

Hundreds of thousands of Oregonians who’ve been left off the state’s voter rolls will be welcomed into the electorate thanks to precedent-setting legislation that received final approval today in the state legislature.

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A Giant Charade

March 4, 2015

The 2016 presidential campaign has begun with a giant charade, as candidates in both major parties pretend not to be candidates and solicit donations they won’t be able to accept once they formalize their candidacies, Common Cause said today.

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Like Asking the Foxes to Guard the Statehouse

March 2, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, a case with national implications for efforts to end the gerrymandering of congressional districts. Common Cause National Redistricting Director Kathay Feng issued the following statement after arguments:

Open Internet

A Great Day for the Internet – and for Democracy

February 26, 2015

The FCC has delivered a powerful one-two punch for Internet users and for the kind of open, robust debate that is vital to a successful democracy. Thanks to today’s action on net neutrality, candidates of every party and advocates of every cause can be assured of equal access to our electronic town square. And because the commission has moved to protect the development of community-owned broadband networks, commercial Internet service providers have a powerful new incentive to offer fast, reliable service at a reasonable cost.

Ethics in Government

Report Finds that Vast Majority of New York State Lawmakers Have No Outside Jobs or Make Little Income from those Jobs

February 23, 2015

A coalition of government reform organizations today urged that Governor Cuomo and State Lawmakers agree on strict, new limits on legislators’ outside income. As part of their call, the groups issued a report, “Serving Two Masters: Conflicts of Interest in Albany,” which argued that New York should follow the restrictions applied to Congress.

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FCC Sending Encouraging Signs on Community Broadband

February 2, 2015

Growing signs that the Federal Communications Commission is poised to put its muscle behind the development of community-owned and operated broadband networks are uncommonly good news for Internet users, Common Cause said today.

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