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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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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.

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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.


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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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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SEIU v. Husted

Common Cause and League of Women Voters Ohio argue in this amicus brief that Ohio's rejection of provisional ballots miscast due to poll worker error violates the Fourteenth Amendment and denies Americans their right to vote due to someone else's mistake.

Amici brief

Democratic Governors Association v. Brandi - Amici brief

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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

President Trump & Michael Cohen Added to Amended DOJ & FEC Complaints Related to $130K Stormy Daniels Hush Money Payment

March 12, 2018; Press Release, Status Update

Today, Common Cause is filing amended complaints with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to include President Trump himself as well as his personal attorney Michael Cohen for their roles in what appear to be numerous violations of campaign finance law related to the $130,000 hush money payment to Stephanie Clifford (a.k.a. Stormy Daniels) just weeks before the 2016 election. The amended filings come in light of new details, in the form of court filings, public statements and published reports, that have emerged since Common Cause filed its original complaints in January.

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Press Releases

MEMO: The Stormy Daniels Lawsuit and Its Legal Implications for President Trump - What You Need To Know 

March 7, 2018

Last night, NBC News reported that adult film actress Stephanie Clifford, aka “Stormy Daniels,” is suing President Trump for violating their nondisclosure agreement created shortly before the 2016 election. The lawsuit filed by Clifford adds new information that underscores arguments Common Cause made in its January 2018 complaints to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) alleging the hush money payment was a violation of federal campaign finance law.

DOJ & FEC Complaints Urge Full Investigation of Apparent Illegal Coordination Between Trump and RNC & Outside Groups

March 5, 2018

Today, Common Cause filed complaints with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging reason to believe that President Trump and his campaign, Vice President Pence and his leadership PAC, the Republican National Committee (RNC), and a number of aides violated numerous campaign finance laws by coordinating “soft money” fundraising and spending with the Super PAC America First Action (AFA) and the dark money group America First Priorities (AFP).

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Research & Reports

Tuning In & Turning Out

September 22, 2016

Millennials are active but not voting; what's stopping them and how can they make their voices count? Read the full report at

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

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Chang Park

Member, National Governing Board, Common Cause,

Chang Park is a member of the National Governing Board.

Christina Monroe

Digital Associate, Common Cause, Communications

Christina Monroe is the Digital Associate for Common Cause.

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