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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

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Litigation

Notice of Appeal: Common Cause v. Kemp

March 23, 2017

Plaintiffs Common Cause and the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP hereby appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit from the March 17, 2017 Order granting Defendant’s motion to dismiss and the March 17, 2017 Judgment of dismissal.

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

New Report: “Putin, Trump and Democracy’s Slippery Slope Toward Oligarchy”

November 7, 2017; Press Release, Status Update

Today, Common Cause will release a new report - “Putin, Trump and Democracy’s Slippery Slope Toward Oligarchy”- that examines Russia’s attacks on the 2016 presidential election, the continuing threats to our democracy and solutions to address these threats. It also examines how the campaign and Administration of Donald Trump have harnessed our system’s weaknesses to their political and personal benefit.

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Press Releases

DEFCON Election Hacking Report Hammers Home Need to Safeguard Our Elections

October 10, 2017

Americans expect and deserve free and fair elections, but the release of a report on the Voting Machine Hacking Village at DEFCON last summer lays bare the vulnerabilities of our nation’s election equipment, databases and infrastructure. The Atlantic Council’s convening of a bipartisan group of national security advisors, cybersecurity experts and election officials to establish protocols to safeguard our elections is welcome news.

Senate Intelligence Committee Must Disclose More About Russian Election Attacks

October 4, 2017

Americans deserve to know more about the Russian attack to sway the 2016 presidential race and Congress owes them some answers. Without undermining the investigation or any intelligence assets, Congress needs to share more of its findings with the American people. To date most of what citizens know about the attacks comes from media reports.

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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

Communications Workers of America

CWA represents 700,000 workers in private and public sector employment in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico in 1,200 chartered CWA local unions. In 10,000 communities across the United States, CWA members work in telecommunications and information technology, the airline industry, news media, broadcast and cable television, education, health care and public service, law enforcement, manufacturing and other fields.

Cornell Brooks

Member, National Governing Board, Common Cause,

Cornell Brooks is a member of the National Governing Board.

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