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September 30, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Join Common Cause New Mexico for a screening of the documentary PAY 2 PLAY at the Guild Cinema on 9/30.
Letters & Testimony
October 26, 2015
For the Hearing: The Internal Revenue Service’s Response to Committee Recommendations Contained in Its August 5, 2015 Report
September 15, 2015
Letter To Senate Regarding Presidential Library Donation Reform Act, S. 558
May 13, 2014
Democratic Governors Association v. Brandi - Amici brief
July 25, 2013
November 22, 2008
Take action at http://www.commoncause.org/OurAlterna... CNN clip on lobbyists buying access to newly-elected lawmakers, featuring interview with Common Cause President Bob Edgar.
March 22, 2011
Common Cause delivered more than 32,000 petitions to the Department of Justice on March 22 calling for a Justice Department investigation of Supreme Court justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. We want to know whether Scalia and Thomas should have recused themselves from the Citizens United case because of their participation in secret political strategy meetings with Koch Industries.
November 10, 2017; Featured Item, Blog Post
There’s a bombshell buried in the second-to-last page of the House tax “reform” bill.
November 9, 2017; Featured Item, Blog Post
Common Cause is calling on Congress to delay any vote on the president’s tax plan until the president releases his tax returns.
September 27, 2017
At a time when too many Americans do not think they have a meaningful voice in their democracy, when confidence in our institutions is at historic lows, and cynicism at record highs, this democracy reform package is needed more than ever. These reforms are working at the state level, empowering citizens and breaking down barriers to participation for all Americans, irrespective of political party.
September 27, 2017
Today, ten organizations urged Senators to carefully weigh the highly controversial record of James E. “Trey” Trainor III, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Federal Election Commission (FEC). In a letter to the full Senate, the groups emphasized that Trainor, a Texas campaign finance attorney who served as counsel to the president’s campaign committee, has taken a number of hostile stances against existing campaign finance laws.
Research & Reports
September 24, 2008
This report, the latest in the Ask Yourself Why series, is about how the lending industry has prevented the government from doing more to prevent the current financial crisis or help families who have been hurt by it. It discusses the connection between the lobbying and campaign contributions of mortgage bankers and brokers and Congress' failure to stop or even respond forcefully to one of the biggest financial crisis in recent history.
December 4, 2007
This annual report provides detailed updates of the tobacco industry's campaign contributions to sitting members of Congress, candidates for federal office, political parties, leadership PACs and other political action committees. The report also provides additional information on the tobacco companies' political influence, including analyses of the correlation between these contributions and the tobacco-related legislation that members of the U.S. Congress support.