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Call your senators for the Democracy Amendment

When senators return to Washington on September 8, they will vote on the Democracy for All constitutional amendment (S.J. Res. 19) to get big, special interest money out of our politics. The vote is already scheduled for that very afternoon.
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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

Hold the Vision

Athens, OH June 10, 2014

When I finished my medical internship in 1972, and joined the USPHS rather than go to Vietnam, I was stationed at St Elizabeth's Hosp in Washington D.C. I knew nothing about politics, coming... More

I Believe in America

Ridgeland, SC June 10, 2014

I'm a disabled Vietnam vet who went to Baghdad and learned first hand how the GOP lies to America. I was a Republican now imp an Independent. A mad Independent. I believe in America not their... More

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February 3, 2014

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Letters & Testimony

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Amici brief

Democratic Governors Association v. Brandi - Amici brief

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What Ever Happened to Good Government in Wisconsin?

September 25, 2009

Common Cause in Wisconsin Reform Event in Janesville, WI - Forum Highlights "What Ever Happened to Good Government in Wisconsin?" ***And How Can We Fix It?*** --- A discussion about: * Campaign finance reform � and why it is needed * How money corrupts our elections, public policy, and the state budget process * How we can clean up our disgraceful state supreme court elections * How reform measures stop corruption and return power to the citizens of Wisconsin --- Panelists: State Senator Judy Robson of Beloit State Representative Kim Hixson of Whitewater State Representative Chuck Benedict of Beloit CC/WI State Governing Board Member Tim Cullen of Janesville Executive Director Jay Heck of Common Cause in Wisconsin Moderator: Stan Stricker News Director/ WCLO Radio Presented by: Common Cause in Wisconsin (Underwritten by The Joyce Foundation) Co-Sponsors: American Association of University Women - Janesville Branch, Wisconsin Nurses Association, and The Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups

Wisconsin Redistricting Reform Bill deserves a Public Hearing

September 12, 2013

Wisconsin State Legislative Leaders refuse to hold a public hearing on a redistricting reform measure that would take the drawing of voting district maps out of the hands of partisan legislators. Help us "shake up" Wisconsin and demand a public hearing!

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Democracy Wire

The Worst Merger Yet

September 18, 2017; Blog Post

The more people learn about the frenzied Big Media-Wall Street rush to consolidate our communications ecosystem into a playground for monopolists-on-the-make, the more they dislike what they see. For example, a recent poll shows two-thirds of us are opposed to competition-busting transactions like AT&T and Time Warner, almost equally divided among Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.

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Press Releases

Russian Facebook Political Ad Buys During 2016 Election Draw DOJ & FEC Complaints

September 7, 2017

Today Common Cause filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that one or more unknown foreign nationals made expenditures, independent expenditures or disbursements in connection with the 2016 presidential election in violation of the Federal Election Campaign Act.

Trump ‘Election Integrity’ Commission “Flawed From the Start” Common Cause Report Finds

September 7, 2017

President Trump’s ‘Election Integrity’ Commission is a flawed vehicle designed to provide cover for outrageous and unsubstantiated claims made by the President as an excuse for why he lost the popular election a new report from Common Cause, “Flawed from the Start,” documents. When compared to other recent high-profile commissions convened to improve our voting and elections process, the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity chaired by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is unique in that it is heavily stacked with noted vote suppressors.

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Research & Reports

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General Content

Conference Agenda

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

Conference Agenda

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

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Campaign Legal Center

The Campaign Legal Center is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works in the areas of campaign finance and elections, political communication and government ethics. The Campaign Legal Center offers nonpartisan analyses of issues and represents the public interest in administrative, legislative and legal proceedings. The Campaign Legal Center also participates in generating and shaping our nation's policy debates about money in politics, disclosure, political advertising and enforcement issues before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Federal Election Commission (FEC), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and state and local government bodies and agencies.

Center for American Progress

The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan educational institute dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action. As progressives, we believe America is a land of boundless opportunity, where people can better themselves, their children, their families, and their communities through education, hard work, and the freedom to climb the ladder of economic mobility. We believe an open and effective government can champion the common good over narrow self-interest, harness the strength of our diversity, and secure the rights and safety of its people. And we believe our nation must always be a beacon of hope and strength to the rest of the world. Progressives are idealistic enough to believe change is possible and practical enough to make it happen.

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