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Call your senators: Stop Jeff Sessions

The Department of Justice's mission is simply too important to turn over to someone like Jeff Sessions. Call your senators today and demand that they oppose his nomination.
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PAY 2 PLAY Santa Fe Screening & Panel Discussion

August 26, 2017 - August 26, 2017

Please join Common Cause New Mexico for a free public screening of the documentary PAY 2 PLAY, followed by a brief interactive panel discussion on the impact of big money in politics and solutions we can implement on the state and local levels.

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In Your Community

I Care

East Greenwich, RI June 10, 2014

I believe in a quaint Judeo-Christian-Hindu-Muslim, etc. idea that social justice is an absolute necessity for civic life. I care about what I do and what is done in my name for "the least of... More

I Want My Vote to Mean Something

Killeen, TX June 10, 2014

I believe that our country's elections should be: "We the people!" Basing our elections on corporation donations that are not accountable or restricted to open disclosure or a maximum amount of... More

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February 3, 2014

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Time Off to Vote Act

June 13, 2013

To provide employees with 2 hours of paid leave in order to vote in Federal elections.

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"Lessons of Watergate" Keynote: Democracy in Crisis, Then and Now - Robert Reich

March 15, 2013

Robert Reich is the chairman of Common Cause's National Governing Board and was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration. This keynote speech was given on March 13, 2013, during Common Cause's "The Lessons of Watergate" conference at the National Press Club. Visit for more info.

"Lessons of Watergate" Keynote: Inspirations for Future Reform - John Nichols

March 15, 2013

John Nichols is a Washington correspondent for "The Nation" magazine. Have we come full circle? John Nichols takes a closing look at the lessons -- and inspirations -- the Watergate crisis offers. Did we miss opportunities then, and will we seize them now? This keynote speech was given on March 14, 2013, during Common Cause's "The Lessons of Watergate" conference at the National Press Club. Visit for more info.

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Democracy Wire

Facebook Can't Police Itself; Congress Must Enact Comprehensive Safeguards & Disclosure

April 10, 2018; Press Release, Status Update

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.

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Press Releases

"Our Children Are Showing Us'

March 14, 2018

As students across the country voiced their concern about gun violence, Common Cause President Karen Hobert Flynn urged them to stay engaged in our democracy

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Research & Reports

Optimizing the Voter Experience

August 2, 2016

California's declining voter turnout is cause for concern, warranting significant and immediate action. In order to reduce the more than 40% of registered voters who do not currently vote because of process, time, or scheduling constraints, state legislators should look to modernize elections and improve the voting experience for all.

Our Voices, Our Democracy

February 8, 2016

On the verge of the most expensive election in U.S. history - and six years after the U.S. Supreme Court's disastrous Citizens United decision - Americans are demanding a government that is truly by the people, where every voice is heard and every vote counts

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General Content

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Damon Hribal

Network Administrator, Common Cause, Finance and Administration

Damon V. Hribal is the network administrator for Common Cause, handling computer maintenance, system support and managing the network in the national headquarters

Dan Conley

Member, National Governing Board, Common Cause,

Dan Conley is a member of the National Governing Board.

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