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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.
December 2, 2017
Join Common Cause New Mexico for our Annual Luncheon supporting good-government reforms!
In Your Community
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
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
Letters & Testimony
September 27, 2017
Common Cause Massachusetts advocates to close the loophole created by Citizens United that allows foreign entities to influence American elections.
September 14, 2017
May 9, 2017
Voting rights groups filed a federal lawsuit today against California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for its failure to offer federally mandated voter registration opportunities to millions of Californians.
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.
March 8, 2016
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and Malkia Cyril of the Center for Media Justice discuss the threat Big Data and mass surveillance pose to our democracy.
July 8, 2010
April 4, 2018; Blog Post, Status Update
Common Cause is joining in a legal challenge to Texas legislative districts that federal courts have twice ruled were gerrymandered by the state legislature to discriminate against Latino voters.
April 3, 2018; Featured Item, Blog Post
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down 50 years ago today. So much was lost. So much remains to be done
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).
February 22, 2018
Today, the FCC’s repeal of its 2015 net neutrality rules was published in the Federal Register. Common Cause Special Advisor Michael Copps issued the following statement.
Research & Reports
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.
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.
Member, National Governing Board, Common Cause,
Emmet Bondurant is a member of the National Governing Board.
Engagement and Development Director, Common Cause Illinois, Common Cause, Development and Membership
Erin Connelly is the Engagement and Development Director for Common Cause Illinois.