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Letters & Testimony
April 25, 2017
Complaint regarding State Department endorsement of Mar-a-Lago
February 16, 2017
Groups Urge Senators to Support and Cosponsor the Presidential Trade Transparency Act of 2017
March 15, 2013
The abuse of Presidential power uncovered 40 years ago tested the strength of our democracy. What happened during Watergate, why was it so important, and what was extraordinary about the response? Panelists shared their perspectives and first-hand accounts of their Watergate experiences, followed by discussion and Q & A. Featuring: � Moderator Tim Naftali - director, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, 2007-2011 � Hon. Elizabeth Holtzman -- member, House Judiciary Committee during Watergate � Hon. William S. Cohen --member, House Judiciary Committee during Watergate � Jill Wine-Banks -- assistant special prosecutor, Watergate Task Force � Daniel Ellsberg -- military analyst, co-author of the Pentagon Papers This panel took place 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.
June 16, 2008
5-minute highlight reel from a Common Cause-sponsored panel discussion on the abuse of power by the current administration and an agenda for recovery of our Constitution and our democracy
September 29, 2017; Press Release, Status Update
Government scrutiny of the travel abuses by cabinet members must continue despite the resignation of Tom Price. Questionable and excessive travel costs are being regularly unearthed by the media. The inspector general of every department and agency should review travel and other expense compliance of top appointees.
September 27, 2017; Press Release, Status Update
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 1, 2017
In a complaint filed today with the Federal Election Commission and Department of Justice, Common Cause accuses Kid Rock of violating federal election laws by acting as a Senate candidate while failing to register his candidacy, comply with contribution restrictions and publicly disclose contributions to his campaign.
August 29, 2017
Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch risks violating judicial ethics if he follows through on plans to deliver a keynote speech at a “Defending American Freedom” luncheon next month at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, Common Cause warned today.