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Letters & Testimony

Coalition Letter to President Obama on FOIA Reforms

October 23, 2014

As transparency and open government advocates, our organizations applauded your memorandum, issued on the first full day of your presidency, directing agencies to adopt a presumption in favor of disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Coalition Letter to EBay regarding ALEC membership

October 7, 2014

We, the undersigned organizations, believe that in the spirit of your organization’s priorities and in the spirit of what is best for the American public: it is time for eBay to end its membership in ALEC.

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Litigation

Filibuster Appeal Brief

June 18, 2013

Filibuster Appeal Brief in Common Cause v. Biden, Common Cause's lawsuit to stop the unconstitutional 60-vote filibuster rule in the Senate

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Multimedia

Senator Tom Harkin speaks out on the filibuster, part 1

December 17, 2010

Senator Tom Harkin, D-IA, discusses the failures of the filibuster and ways to fix it. Common Cause hosted panel discussion on the Senate's dangerous misuse of the filibuster, how its ensuing gridlock is affecting the nation and what can be done about it. Right now, a minority of 42 Senators hold hostage America's business, including extension of unemployment benefits and ratification of a nuclear arms treaty, until they get their way on tax cuts.

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Democracy Wire

Avoiding the Article V Trap

April 17, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update

Legal scholars, Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, agree there is no way to limit an Article V convention

Maryland Legislature Rescinds Call for Dangerous Constitutional Convention in the Face of Nationwide Special Interests Push

April 5, 2017; Press Release, Status Update

Today the Maryland legislature voted to protect every Americans’ constitutional rights by rescinding its calls for a dangerous Article V constitutional convention. State lawmakers cited the threat of a “runaway convention,” which could result in major changes to the U.S. Constitution and its protections in a process bankrolled by special interests.

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