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June 11, 2015
Common Cause New Mexico invites you to support disclosure and accountability in Albuquerque elections by amending the campaign finance system
July 29, 2014
Learn how you can get politicians and candidates to agree to a "People's Pledge" that will limit campaign spending and negative ads by "independent" super PACs and other groups.
June 18, 2013
Full Text of S. J. Res. 19, a constitutional amendment allowing congress to rein in out-of-control political spending
February 5, 2014
To reform the financing of Congressional elections by broadening participation by small dollar donors, and for other purposes.
Letters & Testimony
February 6, 2017
Letter to Committee on House Administration in opposition to HR 133. Our group of 43 organizations and individuals write in strong opposition to HR 133, a bill to terminate the Presidential Election Campaign Fund and HR 634, a bill to terminate the Election Assistance Commission.
April 13, 2016
Common Cause Massachusetts 2016 Testimony in Support of S.213, Legislation to Ensure Corporate Accountability to Shareholders in Political Expenditures. Given to Election Laws Committee on April 13, 2016.
FEC Complaint Against Donald Trump For Exceeding Contribution Limits
Democratic Governors Association v. Brandi - Amici brief
November 16, 2017; Featured Item, Blog Post
The Federal Election Commission, arguably government’s most dysfunctional agency, actually did something this morning.
November 13, 2017; Featured Item, Status Update
An overwhelming majority of Americans are profoundly troubled about the condition of our democracy, even as their faith in democratic ideals remains strong, according to a recent Washington Post – University of Maryland poll.
November 9, 2017
Today, Common Cause and 17,945 members and supporters filed formal comments urging the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to open a rulemaking to update its rules by requiring online political advertisements to include “paid for by” information just like TV, radio and print ads.
November 8, 2017
The Wisconsin Legislature’s vote yesterday to call a constitutional convention under Article V leaves the nation in a perilous position, just six states shy of calling a convention that could lead to the rewrite of the U.S. Constitution.
Research & Reports
February 8, 2016
On the verge of the most expensive election in U.S. history - and six years after the U.S. Supreme Court's disastrous Citizens United decision - Americans are demanding a government that is truly by the people, where every voice is heard and every vote counts
March 19, 2015
This report outlines several frameworks for public financing solutions, gives an overview of the state of public financing in California, and provides additional resources for model public financing bills.