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Action Alert

Call on President Obama to expose secret money!

Voters deserve to know who's spending money in our elections. That's why President Obama should immediately issue an executive order requiring federal contractors to disclose their political spending.
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Events

Redistricting Reform: Mapping Our Future

March 2, 2017 - March 3, 2017

On March 2-3, Common Cause, the Campaign Legal Center, and Duke University’s Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service (POLIS) are co-hosting a daylong conference highlighting efforts around the country to end the undemocratic practice of drawing legislative districts for political advantage, also known as “gerrymandering.” Panel discussions will feature leaders of national and state advocacy campaigns to reform our broken redistricting system. Ahead of their publication in Election Law Journal, winners of Common Cause’s “Gerrymander Standard” writing competition will discuss their innovative ideas to create a judicial standard for measuring political gerrymanders.

People's Pledge Briefing Call

July 29, 2014

Learn how you can get politicians and candidates to agree to a "People's Pledge" that will limit campaign spending and negative ads by "independent" super PACs and other groups.

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In Your Community

For Our Democracy

Portland, OR June 10, 2014

My dad handed this down to me, I guess my mom and dad, this idea of contributing a little extra for our democracy. That's how I learned about Common Cause, as a child.

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Future Generations

Lagrangeville, NY June 10, 2014

I came to CC based on concern about our nation: the deterioration of social justice, wealth & income inequality, environmental degradation, big money influence on gov't, gridlock in gov't, the... More

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Legislation

S.J. RES.19

June 18, 2013

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

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Litigation

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Multimedia

Common Cause in WI Public Forum in Madison on 2/17/2014 - Part 4

February 25, 2014

Part 4: "Q&A with the Audience and Closing Remarks" Despite a snowstorm that day, 85 Madison-area citizens and students attended a public forum at Edgewood College on campaign finance and election reform issues in Wisconsin. Topics included redistricting reform, voter photo ID, disclosure of money in politics, and more. This event is one in a series of forums Common Cause in Wisconsin holds across the state each year. Panelists included: State Senator Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center), State Senator Fred Risser (D-Madison), Andrea Kaminski, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of WI, Conservative activist and blogger David Blaska, and CC/WI Executive Director Jay Heck.

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Democracy Wire

Gerrymander Gazette | June 2017

June 19, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update

The U.S. Supreme Court announced this morning that it will hear oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, an appeal of a three-judge federal trial court decision that Wisconsin State Assembly districts are an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.

Losing Net Neutrality Would Devastate Disabled Americans

June 19, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update

Net neutrality matters to me as a disabled person because the internet is my primary source of socialization, entertainment, and news. I wasn't always disabled or chronically ill.

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Press Releases

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Research & Reports

Democracy Scorecard Full Report

September 6, 2016

The Scorecard provides data on every member of Congress based on their sponsorship or co-sponsorship of bills that would tighten disclosure requirements for political contributions and spending and bust the power of big money in our elections by creating a special public fund to supplement small-dollar contributions from individuals.

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General Content

Conference Agenda

Agenda for the 2016 Blueprint Conference Plutocracy, Its Consequences, and the Fight for Democracy

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Staff

Bette Marchant

Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Administration

Bette Marchant is Common Cause's chief financial officer (CFO).

Brennan Center for Justice

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. The Center’s work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from racial justice in criminal law to Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. A singular institution — part think tank, part public interest law firm, part advocacy group, part communications hub — the Brennan Center seeks meaningful, measurable change in the systems by which our nation is governed.

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