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ABQ PAY 2 PLAY Screening Event

September 30, 2017 - September 30, 2017

Join Common Cause New Mexico for a screening of the documentary PAY 2 PLAY at the Guild Cinema on 9/30.

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Letters & Testimony

DOJ & FEC Complaints Filed Against Donald Trump Jr. and Trump Campaign for Illegal Solicitation of Contribution from Foreign National

July 10, 2017

Today Common Cause filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that Donald Trump Jr., in his role with the Trump campaign, illegally solicited a political contribution from a foreign national—in the form of opposition research information he believed would be damaging to the Hillary Clinton campaign.

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Multimedia

"Lessons of Watergate" Keynote: Democracy in Crisis, Then and Now - Robert Reich

March 15, 2013

Robert Reich is the chairman of Common Cause's National Governing Board and was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration. This keynote speech was given on March 13, 2013, during Common Cause's "The Lessons of Watergate" conference at the National Press Club. Visit http://www.commoncause.org/watergate for more info.

"Lessons of Watergate" Keynote: Inspirations for Future Reform - John Nichols

March 15, 2013

John Nichols is a Washington correspondent for "The Nation" magazine. Have we come full circle? John Nichols takes a closing look at the lessons -- and inspirations -- the Watergate crisis offers. Did we miss opportunities then, and will we seize them now? This keynote speech was given on March 14, 2013, during Common Cause's "The Lessons of Watergate" conference at the National Press Club. Visit http://www.commoncause.org/watergate for more info.

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Democracy Wire

'You Better Watch Out'

December 5, 2017; Featured Item, Blog Post

Bruuuce! AKA Jimmy Fallon, has a holiday message for the president

Corrine Brown Betrayed Her Constituents Out of a Sense of Entitlement

December 4, 2017; Press Release, Status Update

The sentencing of former Congresswoman Corrine Brown today to 5 years in prison is not about misplaced trust by her, but misplaced trust by her District 5 constituency and all Floridians that her long career in Congress was in her own self-interest and not in service to them. Brown betrayed her constituents who sent her to Washington to represent their interests, not her own. The sense of entitlement that allowed Brown to participate in this fraud to enrich herself in the name of underprivileged children is extremely disappointing.

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Press Releases

Corrine Brown Betrayed Her Constituents Out of a Sense of Entitlement

December 4, 2017

The sentencing of former Congresswoman Corrine Brown today to 5 years in prison is not about misplaced trust by her, but misplaced trust by her District 5 constituency and all Floridians that her long career in Congress was in her own self-interest and not in service to them. Brown betrayed her constituents who sent her to Washington to represent their interests, not her own. The sense of entitlement that allowed Brown to participate in this fraud to enrich herself in the name of underprivileged children is extremely disappointing.

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Research & Reports

National_102008_Report_Deceptive_Practices_2.0.pdf

October 20, 2008

In the last several election cycles, "deceptive practices" have been perpetrated in order to suppress voting and skew election results. Usually targeted at minorities and in minority neighborhoods, deceptive practices are the intentional dissemination of false or misleading information about the voting process with the intent to prevent an eligible voter from casting a ballot. It is an insidious form of vote suppression that often goes unaddressed by authorities and the perpetrators are virtually never caught.

National_090403_Boeing's_Unlikely_Lease_Deal.pdf

September 4, 2003

The Boeing Company, the nation's second largest defense contractor with more than $2 billion in profits last year, is close to winning congressional approval for an unprecedented lease deal with the Air Force that could cost taxpayers nearly $6 billion more than if the service purchased the airplanes it plans to lease.

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