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Events

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In Your Community

A Threat to Democracy Itself

Grafton, WI June 10, 2014

I closely followed the developing crass story of Watergate and began comprehending the how and the why of legalized bribery, the corruption of government in the USA, and the myth of democracy. ... More

Apathy is Our Greatest Enemy

Bainbridge Island, WA June 10, 2014

I was living in DC when I first joined CC. Prior to moving to Bainbridge in 1976, I was the Tuesday night volunteer coordinator. Having worked for 15 years for the "Feds," mostly with the... More

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Legislation

Chicago Fair Elections Ordinance

January 13, 2016

This is the full ordinance for the Fair Elections small donor match program introduced to Chicago City Council on January 13, 2016.

DISCLOSE 2013 Act

January 3, 2013

To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and other entities, and for other purposes.

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Litigation

Amicus Brief

Delaware Strong Families v. Biden - Amicus Brief

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Multimedia

Campaign Finance Reform Public Forum in Middleton, WI (Part 1)

June 9, 2010

This is the first in a series of highlights from a CC/WI Public Forum held in Middleton, Wisconsin on June 7, 2010. The topic of "Part 1" is the need for disclosure of campaign spending by corporations and other outside interest groups during elections.

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Democracy Wire

Fair Elections Now Introduced in Senate

July 27, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update

Wednesday’s introduction of the Fair Elections Now Act deserves a tip of the hat to sponsoring Sen. Dick Durbin, D-IL, and his 23 co-sponsors for continuing to stand up for a good idea.

Gerrymander Gazette | July 2017

July 27, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update

The U.S. Supreme Court announced this morning that it will hear oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, an appeal of a three-judge federal trial court decision that Wisconsin State Assembly districts are an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.

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Press Releases

Capitol Hill Luncheon to Spotlight Redistricting Reform

July 21, 2017

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who joined forces with Common Cause and other organizations to put the clamps on partisan gerrymandering in his home state, will be the headline speaker at a Capitol Hill luncheon on redistricting reform today.

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Research & Reports

Deep Drilling Deep Pockets

The rapid spread of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," in Ohio has been accompanied by a surge in political expenditures by the natural gas industry. From July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013, the natural gas industry and companies engaged in fracking gave more than $1.8 million to Ohio elected officials, candidates, and political parties. The industrious lobbyists also reported $43,000 in expenditures in Ohio for 2011-2012. Ohio requires lobbyists to report money spent on gifts, meals, and travel for legislators, but does not require them to report how much compensation they receive from each of their clients.

ALEC in Denver Report

July 12, 2017

New Colorado Common Cause and Common Cause Education Fund report exposes ALEC's secret influence in the Colorado legislature.

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General Content

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Staff

Aaron Scherb

Director of Legislative Affairs, Common Cause, Programs

Aaron Scherb joined Common Cause in May 2013 as the Director of Legislative Affairs to help craft and gain support for various good-governance proposals.

Aimee Martinez

Digital Strategist Fellow, Communications

Aimee Martinez is the Digital Strategist Kairos Fellow for Common Cause. She focuses on digital content creation on the national and state level and digital engagement and outreach strategy.

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