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Events

Demand Disclosure! Rally in Boston to #GetMoneyOut

April 2, 2015

This is an April 2nd rally in Boston on the anniversary of the Supreme Court's McCutcheon decision that is part of a nationwide call for President Obama to issue an executive order requiring disclosure of campaign spending by federal contractors.

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In Your Community

Just Fix the Election System

Wyomissing, PA June 10, 2014

I care about a myriad of political issues -- the environment, education, healthcare, jobs, equality and more -- and all of these issues are influenced by our elected representatives.... More

Points of Agreement

Las Cruces, NM June 10, 2014

I have a liberal to progressive philosophy, but I realize that represents only one possible opinion. Common Cause works to find points of agreement where the left and the right can work... More

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Legislation

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Letters & Testimony

DOJ & FEC Complaints Filed Against Donald Trump Jr. and Trump Campaign for Illegal Solicitation of Contribution from Foreign National

July 10, 2017

Today Common Cause filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that Donald Trump Jr., in his role with the Trump campaign, illegally solicited a political contribution from a foreign national—in the form of opposition research information he believed would be damaging to the Hillary Clinton campaign.

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Litigation

Bethune-Hill v Virginia State Board of Elections SCOTUS Remand

March 1, 2017

The Supreme Court today, in Bethune-Hill v Virginia State Board of Elections, remanded the case back to the federal district court to determine whether legislators, in drawing lines for 11 districts shortly after the 2010 Census, used race as a factor to dilute the voting power of Black voters in violation of the Equal Protection Clause.

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Multimedia

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Democracy Wire

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

September 7, 2017; Press Release, Status Update

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.

Common Cause Sues New York State to End Voter Purges

September 6, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update

New York State has improperly deactivated the voter registrations of tens of thousands of qualified voters simply because for several years they’ve chosen not to cast ballots, Common Cause New York charges in a lawsuit filed today.

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Press Releases

Domestic Terrorist Attack Must Have Full Attention of DOJ & FBI

August 13, 2017

The Justice Department and FBI must investigate yesterday’s riots in Charlottesville for what they are – an act of domestic terrorism. These agencies must throw their full weight behind their investigations of this act of white supremacists terrorism and not treat it as an isolated incident. If they treat yesterday as an isolated incident, more terrorist acts will surely follow.

Common Cause Georgia Names Sara Henderson its New Executive Director

August 10, 2017

Today, Common Cause announced that Sara Henderson has been named Executive Director of Common Cause Georgia where she has worked as Policy Director since January. Sara brings years of political and grassroots experience to the position and has lived in Georgia for more than three decades.

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Research & Reports

Did We Fix That? 2014

October 28, 2014

Executive summary of "Did We Fix That? 2014" which examines the Presidential Commission on Election Administration's core recommendations, reminds election administrators of their importance, and evaluates their implementation (to the extent possible) in states where the 2014 elections are expected to be close, and so might produce a large turnout.

Silencing Science

September 19, 2014

The millions of dollars spent by fossil fuel corporations on elections, largely through dark money front groups, over the last decade is a prime example of how unlimited campaign spending can silence speech. Massive political spending by a network of fossil fuel special interest groups has not only succeeded in stopping federal legislation on climate change, but has also led many members of Congress to go silent on the issue altogether.

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General Content

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Staff

CREDO Mobile

CREDO Mobile is an American mobile virtual network operator headquartered in San Francisco, California. Since its inception in 1985, they’ve pursued two ambitious goals: working for social change and running a successful business.

CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington)

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting ethics and accountability in government and public life by targeting government officials who sacrifice the common good to special interests.

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