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Letters & Testimony
September 9, 2015
Reform Groups Letter to IRS On Improper 501(c)4 Regulations
July 29, 2015
Revisiting IRS Targeting: Progress of Agency Reforms and Congressional Options
October 9, 2013
Common Cause VP of Communications Mary Boyle speaks at a rally against money in politics on the day of oral arguments in McCutcheon v. FEC - October 8, 2013
August 26, 2008
Longtime news anchor Dan Rather talks about media, big money, and its effect on news coverage and the war at the Big Tent in Denver during the DNC.
July 31, 2017; Featured Item, Blog Post
The swamp that candidate Donald Trump promised to drain is getting deeper six months into President Trump’s administration.
July 27, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update
Wednesday’s introduction of the Fair Elections Now Act deserves a tip of the hat to sponsoring Sen. Dick Durbin, D-IL, and his 23 co-sponsors for continuing to stand up for a good idea.
May 11, 2017
Today’s verdict confirms that Congresswoman Brown exploited the generosity of her constituents, other Floridians and contributors outside the state to enrich herself with funds those donors understood would provide scholarships for needy students. Her disgraceful conduct betrayed her solemn promise to “bear true faith and allegiance” to the Constitution and “faithfully discharge the duties” of her office.
May 4, 2017
Today’s executive order is just an expansion of the disastrous Supreme Court Citizens United decision which opened the floodgates of secret money into our elections, taking the buying of influence from elected officials into the shadows and away from public view.
Research & Reports
March 20, 2006
One of the underhanded tactics increasingly being used by telecom companies is "Astroturf lobbying" � creating front groups that try to mimic true grassroots, bu t that are all about corporate money, not citizen power. This report attempts to shine a light on some of the telecom industry's devious Astroturf campaigns, as well as their funding of think tanks for "research" that supports the industry's agenda.
February 13, 2006
Common Causes lobbying disclosure report for 2005 as per the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995.