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December 3, 2016
Join Common Cause New Mexico for our Annual Luncheon supporting good-government reforms!
June 13, 2015
Common Cause Massachusetts 2015 annual Building a More Perfect Democracy fundraising event
In Your Community
Middletown, OH June 10, 2014
Restoring our country to its roots, e.g. democracy - or at least a republic, not an oligarchy of the rich and connected. The masses need a voice.More
Brooklyn, NY June 10, 2014
I've been with you, I think, since your beginning. No special story. I just wanted to be engaged with an activist group supporting progressive causes, especially limiting or getting money out... More
Letters & Testimony
September 8, 2017
In a letter this morning to the State Board of Elections, Common Cause emphasized that the DRE voting machines in use in precincts across the state “have multiple security flaws that should render them obsolete.” The machines’ vulnerability “has always been unacceptable, but is even more untenable given recent national security threats to our election infrastructure,” the letter asserted.
September 6, 2017
Common Cause shows support for S.365, a bill that would require all presidential candidates to disclose their tax returns in order to appear on the Massachusetts ballot.
April 8, 2016
Opposition to State’s Motion to Dismiss in Common Cause and Georgia State Conference of the NAACP v. Kemp
September 28, 2015
Brief of City of Los Angeles and County of Los Angeles, and 17 other Cities and Urban Areas
June 16, 2008
5-minute highlight reel from a Common Cause-sponsored panel discussion on the abuse of power by the current administration and an agenda for recovery of our Constitution and our democracy
March 29, 2012
Common Cause's Doug Clopp speaks at a DC rally at headquarters of American Legislative Exchange Council
November 3, 2017; Press Release, Status Update
Today, the city of Seattle’s democracy voucher program has been upheld as constitutional. The Superior Court of the State of Washington for King County issued an opinion finding that the city’s pioneering public financing system is a valid tool for the city government to foster citizen involvement in elections, which is a goal “vital to a self-governing people.”
November 3, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update
Common Cause Redistricting Manager Dan Vicuña joined Sarasota (FL) Community Radio on Oct. 27 to chat about gerrymandering, explain the legal challenges facing partisan redistricting, and discuss the future of the fight for fair representation.
September 29, 2017
Government scrutiny of the travel abuses by cabinet members must continue despite the resignation of Tom Price. Questionable and excessive travel costs are being regularly unearthed by the media. The inspector general of every department and agency should review travel and other expense compliance of top appointees.
September 27, 2017
Today, ten organizations urged Senators to carefully weigh the highly controversial record of James E. “Trey” Trainor III, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Federal Election Commission (FEC). In a letter to the full Senate, the groups emphasized that Trainor, a Texas campaign finance attorney who served as counsel to the president’s campaign committee, has taken a number of hostile stances against existing campaign finance laws.
Research & Reports
April 30, 2014
Through the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), corporations hand Missouri legislators wish lists in the form of "model" legislation that often directly benefit their bottom line at the expense of Missouri families.
January 13, 2014
This report explains that 'Verizon Communications, one of the world's most powerful communications companies is waging a high-stakes, multi-million dollar campaign in Congress and at the Federal Communications Commission for control of the Internet's future.'
CREDO Mobile is an American mobile virtual network operator headquartered in San Francisco, California. Since its inception in 1985, they’ve pursued two ambitious goals: working for social change and running a successful business.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting ethics and accountability in government and public life by targeting government officials who sacrifice the common good to special interests.