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President Obama: We deserve transparency

Trade agreements affect every American, and we all deserve a transparent and open process. But hundreds of private corporate interests have been given special access to influence the deal's outcome, access denied the American people.
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Letters & Testimony

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DC Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion

April 15, 2014

DC Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion in Common Cause v. Biden, Common Cause's lawsuit to stop the unconstitutional 60-vote filibuster rule in the Senate

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Bob Edgar on Bill Moyers Journal - Part 2

December 3, 2008

Part 2 - Common Cause president and CEO Bob Edgar sits down with Bill Moyers and Joan Claybrook, president of Public Citizen, to discuss whether real change can be brought to Washington.

Impeach Gonzales

July 29, 2011

Common Cause President Bob Edgar calls for the impeachment of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

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Democracy Wire

Study: Trump Is Dividing Americans

December 11, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update

Nearly half of Americans say President Trump’s policies pose a greater threat to the nation than those of either major political party, according to a national poll released last week.

ALEC Honoree Arrested Packing Handgun At Denver Airport

December 8, 2017; Featured Item, Blog Post

A not-so-funny thing happened to Colorado State Rep. Lori Saine late Tuesday as she prepared to fly from Denver to the annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Nashville.

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Press Releases

New Allegations of Tax Code Violations by Exxon and ALEC Filed with IRS

October 6, 2016

Today, the Center for Media and Democracy and Common Cause provided new evidence to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) showing that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is falsely claiming tax-exempt status as a charity and that the ExxonMobil Corporation has intentionally misused the organization for nearly two decades to advance its legislative agenda.

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Research & Reports


August 3, 2011

Some of the nation's largest and richest companies, including Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, Koch Industries and AT&T, have joined forces to invest millions of dollars each year to promote the careers of thousands of state legislators and secure passage of legislation that puts corporate interests ahead of the interests of ordinary Americans.

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