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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.
January 25, 2018; Blog Post, Status Update
Common Cause New Mexico is supporting Fix It America and needs your help to advance it through committee.
January 24, 2018; Blog Post, Status Update
TUNE IN to NM In Focus’ Facebook page for a LIVE CHAT at 12:00 (noon MST) for a conversation with our Executive Director about transparency in the 2018 New Mexico legislative session.
September 27, 2017
At a time when too many Americans do not think they have a meaningful voice in their democracy, when confidence in our institutions is at historic lows, and cynicism at record highs, this democracy reform package is needed more than ever. These reforms are working at the state level, empowering citizens and breaking down barriers to participation for all Americans, irrespective of political party.
September 27, 2017
Today, ten organizations urged Senators to carefully weigh the highly controversial record of James E. “Trey” Trainor III, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Federal Election Commission (FEC). In a letter to the full Senate, the groups emphasized that Trainor, a Texas campaign finance attorney who served as counsel to the president’s campaign committee, has taken a number of hostile stances against existing campaign finance laws.
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.