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Letters & Testimony

Letter Concerning Representative Michael Grimm's Interview

January 29, 2014

This letter to the United States Office of Congressional ethics requests an investigation of Representative Michael Grimm after he refused to discuss his campaign finance and threatened a reporter with bodily violence.

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Senator Russ Feingold's Statement on 9.12.2008

December 16, 2010

Along with a large bipartisan coalition, Sen. Russell Feingold (D-WI), former Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-RI), and Common Cause are urging presidential and congressional candidates, as well as the media, to dedicate Wednesday, September 17 Constitution Day to constitutional issues and the importance of restoring the rule of law.

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Democracy Wire

And the 'Winner' Is

December 18, 2017; Featured Item, Blog Post

PolitiFact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning news service, has announced that its “Lie of the Year” is President Trump’s repeated claim that Russian meddling in the 2016 election is a “made-up” story.

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Press Releases

Common Cause Calls for Full Disclosure of Congressional Slush Funds and Shady Deals Used to Hide Sexual Harassment & Other Abuses

November 29, 2017

Today, Common Cause called on Congress to pass legislation to close the loopholes and disclose settlements that have allowed Members to hide sexual harassment and other abuses for decades. A series of high profile cases involving abuse by Members has brought to light the slush funds and secretive negotiations that have allowed abusers to remain on the job.

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

November 7, 2017

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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