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June 6, 2017
Common Cause Massachusetts 2017 annual Building a More Perfect Democracy fundraising event
October 21, 2015 - October 21, 2015
Robert Reich will discuss his new book in a special conversation with Elevation Partners co-founder, Roger McNamee, on Wednesday, October 21 at 8:00 pm, at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre in Santa Monica. The event is hosted by Live Talks Los Angeles.
In Your Community
Houston, TX June 10, 2014
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Carlisle, PA June 10, 2014
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Letters & Testimony
July 10, 2017
DOJ & FEC Complaints Filed Against Donald Trump Jr. and Trump Campaign for Illegal Solicitation of Contribution from Foreign National
July 10, 2017
Today Common Cause filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that Donald Trump Jr., in his role with the Trump campaign, illegally solicited a political contribution from a foreign national—in the form of opposition research information he believed would be damaging to the Hillary Clinton campaign.
September 28, 2015
Evenwel v. Abbott Amicus Brief
October 13, 2014
Common Cause Reply Brief in Support of Cert. Petition (October 13, 2014)
January 18, 2012
Thanks to the Supreme Court and Citizens United, the same big corporations and billionaires that destroyed our economy and caused millions of us to lose our jobs and homes, are spending obscene amounts to drown out our voices in elections and take over our government. But together, "We the People" can set things right. Stand with Robert Reich and join the movement for a constitutional amendment today.
January 18, 2012
Robert Reich clearly and effectively explains how Citizens United came about and why it is dangerous to U.S. politics.
December 11, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update
Nearly half of Americans say President Trump’s policies pose a greater threat to the nation than those of either major political party, according to a national poll released last week.
December 8, 2017; Featured Item, Blog Post
A not-so-funny thing happened to Colorado State Rep. Lori Saine late Tuesday as she prepared to fly from Denver to the annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Nashville.
November 9, 2017
The American people do not expect that their charitable contributions will be used for partisan political ends. The tax bill amendment offered by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and passed on a party-line vote expands the bill’s previous rollback of the Johnson Amendment – buried more than 400 pages into the legislation – to now allow all charities to enter partisan politics, including well-funded front groups like the American Legislative Exchange Commission (ALEC). This takes the bill beyond just a massive giveaway to the nation’s billionaire class to now allow wealthy special interests to manipulate the charitable sector for partisan political ends, all with a subsidy from American taxpayers.
November 9, 2017
As if further proof was needed, the lawsuit filed today by Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap removes a shred of legitimacy the Pence-Kobach Commission has tried to cling to since its creation.
Research & Reports
August 1, 2013
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has raised and spent an estimated $4 million in funds from its corporate backers since 2006 to pay for state lawmakers' trips to meet with corporate CEOs and lobbyists at ALEC sponsored events at posh retreats, according to internal ALEC documents and other investigative work.
April 20, 2013
ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, serves as a voice for corporate special interests in state legislatures across the country, including Arizona . Through ALEC, corporate lobbyists draft, vote on, lobby for, and secure passage of a wide array of ALEC - approved bills designed to promote corporate interests. Numerous ALEC legislators vote as equals with corporate lobbyists and special interest group representatives on ALEC “model” bills , during ALEC task force meetings held behind closed doors at fancy resorts, and then use their elective offices and leadership positions in statehouses to get the ALEC agenda made into binding state law.