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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.
March 1, 2017
The Supreme Court today, in Bethune-Hill v Virginia State Board of Elections, remanded the case back to the federal district court to determine whether legislators, in drawing lines for 11 districts shortly after the 2010 Census, used race as a factor to dilute the voting power of Black voters in violation of the Equal Protection Clause.
April 8, 2016
Opposition to State’s Motion to Dismiss in Common Cause and Georgia State Conference of the NAACP v. Kemp
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
April 2, 2018; Press Release, Status Update
Sinclair’s latest plan to force its local stations to air must-run segments criticizing other news outlets is another example of the company masking its editorialized content with trusted local broadcasters. President Trump’s tweet dismissing opposition to Sinclair’s destruction of local news shows how big media uses its money and power to influence our elected officials.
March 30, 2018; Featured Item, Blog Post
Common Cause President Karen Hobert Flynn appeared today on CounterSpin, a daily podcast hosted by Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR), to discuss the controversy over a proposed citizenship question on the 2020 Census
February 22, 2018
Common Cause Pennsylvania announced that after further analysis they have found no violations of the Voting Rights Act in the new congressional map issued by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Feb. 19.
February 20, 2018
Today, Common Cause filed complaints with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging reason to believe that American Media, Inc.’s August 2016 payment of $150,000 to former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal, to buy and bury her story of an affair with Donald J. Trump, was for the purpose of influencing the 2016 election and was coordinated with Donald Trump’s attorney and agent Michael Cohen—making it an illegal corporate in-kind contribution to the 2016 Trump campaign. Additionally, the payment was never reported as an in-kind contribution received, and an expenditure made, by the campaign as required by campaign finance law.
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.'