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Letters & Testimony
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)
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.
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
December 21, 2012
District Court Opinion Granting Motion to Dismiss in Common Cause v. Biden, Common Cause's lawsuit to stop the unconstitutional 60-vote filibuster rule in the Senate
December 7, 2010
Sen. Tom Harkin speaks at a Common Cause-sponsored event and calls for reform of the filibuster rules.
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.
April 17, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update
Legal scholars, Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, agree there is no way to limit an Article V convention
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.
March 16, 2016
Common Cause urged senators to act promptly on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Merrick Garla d
March 14, 2016
Statement by Common Cause President Miles Rapoport on civility in the 2016 campaign