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Letters & Testimony
September 9, 2015
Reform Groups Letter to IRS On Improper 501(c)4 Regulations
July 29, 2015
Revisiting IRS Targeting: Progress of Agency Reforms and Congressional Options
October 9, 2013
Common Cause VP of Communications Mary Boyle speaks at a rally against money in politics on the day of oral arguments in McCutcheon v. FEC - October 8, 2013
August 26, 2008
Longtime news anchor Dan Rather talks about media, big money, and its effect on news coverage and the war at the Big Tent in Denver during the DNC.
January 31, 2018; Featured Item, Blog Post
The truth is too often in short supply in our politics, so when a candidate provides it – and with no punches pulled – it’s worth paying attention.
January 30, 2018; Blog Post, Status Update
Common Cause New Mexico continues to advance good-government legislation in the 2018 session.
October 19, 2017
Americans have a right to know who is using political advertising to influence their votes and their views. As technology changes and political advertising shifts to online platforms, our transparency laws should keep pace. The recent revelations of Kremlin-connected influence operations on Facebook and Twitter underscore how important it is for Congress to take meaningful action. The bipartisan HONEST Ads Act is a critical step forward in enhancing the transparency of online political advertising. Common Cause commends Senators Klobuchar, Warner and McCain for their strong bipartisan leadership in introducing this important bill to bolster the integrity of our democracy.
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.
Research & Reports
March 20, 2006
One of the underhanded tactics increasingly being used by telecom companies is "Astroturf lobbying" � creating front groups that try to mimic true grassroots, bu t that are all about corporate money, not citizen power. This report attempts to shine a light on some of the telecom industry's devious Astroturf campaigns, as well as their funding of think tanks for "research" that supports the industry's agenda.
February 13, 2006
Common Causes lobbying disclosure report for 2005 as per the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995.