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Letter about Judicial Nominations beginning: As organizations committed to a federal judiciary that safeguards the rights of all Americans, we
urge you to work toward filling judicial vacancies with judges who are not only exceptionally
well-qualified, but who also reflect the full diversity of the legal profession.
This letter to the United States Office of Congressional ethics requests an investigation of Representative Michael Grimm after he refused to discuss his campaign finance and threatened a reporter with bodily violence.
Along with a large bipartisan coalition, Sen. Russell Feingold (D-WI), former Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-RI), and Common Cause are urging presidential and congressional candidates, as well as the media, to dedicate Wednesday, September 17 Constitution Day to constitutional issues and the importance of restoring the rule of law.
Today, Common Cause called on Congress to pass legislation to close the loopholes and disclose settlements that have allowed Members to hide sexual harassment and other abuses for decades. A series of high profile cases involving abuse by Members has brought to light the slush funds and secretive negotiations that have allowed abusers to remain on the job.
Today, Common Cause will release a new report - “Putin, Trump and Democracy’s Slippery Slope Toward Oligarchy”- that examines Russia’s attacks on the 2016 presidential election, the continuing threats to our democracy and solutions to address these threats. It also examines how the campaign and Administration of Donald Trump have harnessed our system’s weaknesses to their political and personal benefit.