The Non-Profit Times, a leading national publication on the non-profit sector, recognized Common Cause's work to hold power accountable this week as it named President Bob Edgar to its annual "Power & Influence Top 50" listing of non-profit executives.
The annual listing, now in its 15th year, also includes Bill Gates, co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Brian Gallagher, president and CEO of United Way Worldwide; and Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense fund, among others. It was the fourth time Edgar has been recognized with the award.
"This honor really belongs to the Common Cause staff and our thousands of citizen activists and supporters across the country," Edgar said. "We're focused on building and growing an uncommon Common Cause, working for a reform agenda that would give every citizen - not just the rich and powerful - a voice in government at every level and ensure that government serves citizens ethically, efficiently and effectively."
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