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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.
October 21, 2015 - October 21, 2015
Robert Reich will discuss his new book in a special conversation with Elevation Partners co-founder, Roger McNamee, on Wednesday, October 21 at 8:00 pm, at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre in Santa Monica. The event is hosted by Live Talks Los Angeles.
Letters & Testimony
October 27, 2015
Comments in support of REG 2015-04 Rulemaking Petition
October 26, 2015
For the Hearing: The Internal Revenue Service’s Response to Committee Recommendations Contained in Its August 5, 2015 Report
May 13, 2014
July 25, 2013
October 17, 2014
Citizens United, yes, that Citizens United has come to Colorado. And they brought their special brand of slimy smear tactics with them. Don't be fooled Colorado!
October 7, 2011
Common Cause talked with protesters at the October 7 protest outside the State Department hearings to listen to why lobbyists are dominating the Keystone XL hearings.
March 31, 2017; Featured Item, Blog Post
While progressive grassroots activists rallied Democrats and some moderate Republicans to vote no on President Trump’s and Speaker Ryan’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) last week, a shadowy network of political advocacy groups headed by Charles and David Koch likely dealt the bill its death blow.
March 23, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update
Common Cause New Mexico's 2017 Legislative Wrap-Up, including wins on ethics and campaign finance!
March 2, 2017
Common Cause and the Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint today with the Federal Election Commission alleging Donald Trump’s campaign committee violated federal election law by illegally accepting campaign contributions after Election Day and falsely reporting those contributions for “debt retirement,” even though no debt existed. These false reports could have the effect of illegally increasing the amount Trump could accept from contributors for his 2020 reelection campaign.
February 6, 2017
Common Cause and other groups have denounced a House plan to abolish the Election Assistance Commission and end public financing of presidential campaigns.
Research & Reports
July 13, 2010
Long before BP's Deepwater Horizon well began belching oil into the Gulf of Mexico, BP and the rest of the energy industry had turned loose a gusher of cash in Washington, saturating Congress and the federal government's regulatory apparatus. In the last decade alone, big energy has pumped more than $2.9 billion into electing and lobbying federal officials and candidates, according to campaign finance and lobbying disclosure reports.
June 26, 2009
As the debate over health care reform rages in Congress, the health care sector is not sitting on the sidelines. So far, the health care sector, including health professionals, hospitals and drug companies have donated $6.8 million to members of the 111th Congress.