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July 23, 2015 - July 23, 2015
Join us on July 23rd for an informational panel on ALEC and corporate money in politics.
December 1, 2017
This year, we are proud to shine a spotlight on our democracy leaders, who significantly advanced ethics, transparency, campaign finance, and electoral reform in California.
In Your Community
Bellevue, WA June 10, 2014
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10,000 or so years of human civilization and we've finally figured out democracy it the best way to run a society. Good news: democracy is fair and just. Bad news: it... More
Austin, TX June 10, 2014
Elections are being bought. The people doing this have a very harmful agenda. They are attacking the rights of more and more segments of our society. The war on women opened my eyes and... More
June 18, 2013
Full Text of S. J. Res. 19, a constitutional amendment allowing congress to rein in out-of-control political spending
February 5, 2014
To reform the financing of Congressional elections by broadening participation by small dollar donors, and for other purposes.
June 15, 2010
"Redistricting Reform" discussion continues in "Part 3" in a series of highlights from a CC/WI Public Forum held in Middleton, Wisconsin on June 7, 2010.
June 21, 2010
"Public Financing of Wisconsin Elections" is the topic of discussion in the final segment in a series of highlights from a CC/WI Public Forum held in Middleton, Wisconsin on June 7, 2010.
April 13, 2018; Blog Post, Status Update
Last week it was Maryland and on Thursday it was New Jersey – the list of states inviting qualified residents to participate in our democracy by automatically registering them to vote continues to grow.
April 12, 2018; Press Release, Status Update
Today, Common Cause filed complaints with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging reason to believe that President Trump, his 2016 presidential campaign and American Media, Inc. (AMI) violated campaign contribution limits and reporting requirements through a December 2015 payment of $30,000 to a former doorman at a Trump property to squelch rumors of then-candidate Trump having fathered an illegitimate child with an employee at Trump World Tower in New York.
April 11, 2018
No American is above the law, not even the President. But President Trump is making no bones about the fact that he believes he is above the law and members of his administration continue to float disturbing trial balloons to gauge what the public reaction would be if Trump fired Special Counsel Robert Mueller. In light of these deeply troubling actions, the Senate must move quickly to pass its bipartisan legislation to protect the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election by the Special Counsel.
April 10, 2018
The Facebook/Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal is another example in a long list where companies have failed to protect the online privacy of their users. Americans have a fundamental right to privacy, and our democracy functions best when we have control over our personal information online. But the existing legal framework we have is inadequate to properly protect online privacy. Now is the time for Congress to pass comprehensive privacy legislation that gives consumers opt-in choice, not just for Facebook, but across-the-board, for those who hold our personal data.
Research & Reports
March 1, 2017
It is important that elected representatives listen to the public in order to ensure that our votes matter. The way district lines are drawn affects how politicians represent constituents’ interests. When communities are kept whole, we have a greater ability to elect candidates of our choice and hold politicians accountable. Having a good representative determines whether your tax dollars are used to serve your community.
December 8, 2016
With the support of a Network Grant from the Democracy Fund, Representation2020 has teamed up with the Center for Responsive Politics and Common Cause Education Fund to research PAC and donor giving to male and female candidates and to devise strategies to challenge them to set targets for the percentage - or overall amount - that they give to women candidates. The following report is designed to create greater transparency on how political giving affects the universe of viable candidates, to draw attention to the key gatekeeper role played by major campaign funders and to design strategies that encourage donors, PACs, political parties and others to reexamine how and when they give to female candidates.
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Member, National Governing Board, Common Cause,
Mr. Wiersba has been involved with Common Cause for 20 years, focusing on mitigating the effects of special interest money in politics.
Director of Voting and Elections, Programs
Allegra Chapman is Common Cause's Director of Voting and Elections