For Immediate Release Common Cause Mourns Passing of Aaron Swartz

Posted on January 13, 2013

WASHINGTON - Common Cause joins Internet users around the world in mourning the death of Aaron Swartz. Aaron, an Internet pioneer and open information activist, worked tirelessly to fight corruption and protect the free flow of information, values Common Cause has long upheld. There is no better tribute to him than redoubling our efforts to uphold the causes for which he fought.

Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

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