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Co - Sponsor Lobbying and Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2015

June 3, 2015

Our organizations support the Lobbying and Campaign Finance Reform Act of 201 5 , sponsored by Senator Michael Bennet (D - CO) , which would limit the ability of lobbyists to use bundled contributions to buy influence with members of Congress. We strongly urge you to co - sponsor the Bennet bill.

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Do you support changing the way we finance campaigns?

January 1, 2008

Bob Edgar of Washington DC: It's hard to have an honest debate about issues when special interest groups contribute millions of dollars to politicians' campaigns to win influence. It's time candidates spent more time talking with average voters and less with wealthy donors.

Do you support changing the way we finance campaigns?

November 21, 2007

Bob Edgar of Washington DC: It's hard to have an honest debate about issues when special interest groups contribute millions of dollars to politicians' campaigns to win influence. It's time candidates spent more time talking with average voters and less with wealthy donors.

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Democracy Wire

Klobuchar, Warner, McCain Online Transparency Bill Good First Step in Response to Russian Election Attacks

October 19, 2017; Press Release, Status Update

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.

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Press Releases

Trump, Jr., Kushner, Manafort Violated Foreign Solicitation Ban, Watchdogs Allege in Complaints

July 13, 2017

Today Common Cause, the Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) supplementing a complaint filed by Common Cause on Monday. The expanded complaint alleges that Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort illegally solicited a contribution from a foreign national, and that Kushner, Manafort and Rob Goldstone illegally assisted Donald Trump Jr. in soliciting an illegal political contribution from a foreign national on behalf of the Trump 2016 presidential campaign.

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