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Action Alert

Pass the Democracy for All amendment!

When senators return to Washington on September 8, they will vote on the Democracy for All constitutional amendment to get big, special interest money out of our politics. The vote is already scheduled for that very afternoon.
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Events

Demand Disclosure! Rally in Boston to #GetMoneyOut

April 2, 2015

This is an April 2nd rally in Boston on the anniversary of the Supreme Court's McCutcheon decision that is part of a nationwide call for President Obama to issue an executive order requiring disclosure of campaign spending by federal contractors.

An Evening with Robert Reich - October 21

October 21, 2015 - October 21, 2015

Robert Reich will discuss his new book in a special conversation with Elevation Partners co-founder, Roger McNamee, on Wednesday, October 21 at 8:00 pm, at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre in Santa Monica. The event is hosted by Live Talks Los Angeles.

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Legislation

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Letters & Testimony

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October 30, 2015

t is not clear under the current rules that the Committee on House Administration has the authority to review, and potentially reject, expenditures from Members’ Representations Allowances (MRAs). Nor is it clear that the Committee or the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the House has the authority to periodically audit MRAs for compliance with the Members’ Congressional Handbook and House ethics rules. Thus, even when a Member submits a voucher to the House Finance Office that appears questionable (e.g., the large disbursements to a well- known campaign consultant that were described merely as “staff training” by Rep. Paul Broun’s office and are now the subject of a Department of Justice inquiry), there is no formal process for the Office to question or disapprove the disbursement.

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Multimedia

Citizens United Comes to Colorado

October 17, 2014

Citizens United, yes, that Citizens United has come to Colorado. And they brought their special brand of slimy smear tactics with them. Don't be fooled Colorado!

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Democracy Wire

Late Facebook Response Does Not Remove Responsibility Congress and Regulators to Increase Transparency

September 21, 2017; Press Release, Status Update

Americans have a right to know who is trying to influence their vote—whether hostile foreign nations like Russia, corporate front groups, or wealthy special interests. Facebook’s announcement this afternoon that it shared evidence of fake Facebook accounts and Russian political ads with Special Counsel Mueller and Congressional investigators was slow in coming but it is a step forward as are the broad brushstroke descriptions of their new policies.

Gov. Snyder Takes Michigan Backwards By Signing Special Interest Campaign Finance Bills

September 20, 2017; Press Release, Status Update

Governor Rick Snyder was quick to sign two bills today that will increase the influence of special interests in Michigan. SB 335 and SB 336 are unacceptable attacks on the democratic process by expanding the damage from the Supreme Court’s disastrous 2010 Citizens United decision in Michigan. Common Cause had organized its 30,000 Michigan members to email and call Gov. Snyder, urging him to veto the bills.

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Press Releases

Russian Facebook Political Ad Buys During 2016 Election Draw DOJ & FEC Complaints

September 7, 2017

Today Common Cause filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that one or more unknown foreign nationals made expenditures, independent expenditures or disbursements in connection with the 2016 presidential election in violation of the Federal Election Campaign Act.

$150,000 in Russian Facebook Political Ads Necessitate Immediate FEC Response

September 6, 2017

Today’s revelations that fake accounts in Russia bought approximately $150,000 in political ads on Facebook demands a complete and immediate response from the Federal Election Commission. The Commission’s intransigence on the issue of curbing the threat of foreign influence in our elections must stop now as this is likely only the tip of the iceberg.

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Research & Reports

Report: Legislature Under the Influence; Energy Industry Lobbying

July 13, 2010

Long before BP's Deepwater Horizon well began belching oil into the Gulf of Mexico, BP and the rest of the energy industry had turned loose a gusher of cash in Washington, saturating Congress and the federal government's regulatory apparatus. In the last decade alone, big energy has pumped more than $2.9 billion into electing and lobbying federal officials and candidates, according to campaign finance and lobbying disclosure reports.

National_062609_Legislating_Under_The_Influence_Addendum.pdf.pdf

June 26, 2009

As the debate over health care reform rages in Congress, the health care sector is not sitting on the sidelines. So far, the health care sector, including health professionals, hospitals and drug companies have donated $6.8 million to members of the 111th Congress.

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