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Don't rush the TPP!

Before Congress reduces its role in crafting the Trans-Pacific Partnership to a simple up or down vote, they must craft a Fast Track authorization with concrete objectives, ample time for deliberation, and avenues for the American people to be heard.
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Events

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In Your Community

Restoring our Country

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.

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Since the Beginning

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

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Legislation

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Letters & Testimony

Common Cause Letter to Virginia State Board of Elections Regarding DRE Voting Machines

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.

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Litigation

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Multimedia

Abuse of Power Panel Highlights

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

ALEC rally

March 29, 2012

Common Cause's Doug Clopp speaks at a DC rally at headquarters of American Legislative Exchange Council

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Democracy Wire

Victory: City of Seattle’s Innovative Public Financing System Will Stand

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.”

Gerrymandering Explained

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.

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Press Releases

Inspectors General Must Review Travel & Expenses of High Flying Cabinet

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.

Groups Urge Senators to Carefully Scrutinize FEC Nominee’s Controversial Record

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.

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Research & Reports

Exposed: ALEC’s Influence in Missouri and Kansas

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.

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General Content

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Staff

CREDO Mobile

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.

CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington)

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.

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