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Letters & Testimony
October 18, 2017
We are writing to express our concern that the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee appears not to have properly managed what is likely a massive surplus fund leftover from the Trump Inauguration more than nine months ago.
February 26, 2016
We, the undersigned organizations, urge you to reconsider your unprecedented and destructive refusal to give fair consideration to any Supreme Court nomination until after the next President is sworn into office on January 20, 2017, as announced in your February 23rd letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
October 13, 2014
Common Cause Reply Brief in Support of Cert. Petition (October 13, 2014)
October 3, 2014
Amicus Brief of Constitutional Law Professors in Support of Common Cause (October 3, 2014)
October 17, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update
There’s sad news today from Utah, where the Salt Lake Tribune reports that Tom Mathews, recruited by Common Cause founder John Gardner in 1970 to serve as the fledgling organization’s first vice president, died Saturday at age 96.
September 8, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update
President Trump’s threat to deport about 800,000 young immigrants, many attending U.S. schools, holding jobs, and paying taxes, is based on legally dubious claims that an Obama-era executive order granting them “lawful presence” in the U.S. exceeded the then-president’s authority.
April 28, 2017
Common Cause announced today that Stephen Spaulding will be returning to Common Cause in May as Chief of Strategy and External Relations. He departs the Federal Election Commission (FEC) this week after serving as Special Counsel to FEC Commissioner Ann M. Ravel, an outspoken critic of the agency’s dysfunction.
April 5, 2017
Today the Maryland legislature voted to protect every Americans’ constitutional rights by rescinding its calls for a dangerous Article V constitutional convention. State lawmakers cited the threat of a “runaway convention,” which could result in major changes to the U.S. Constitution and its protections in a process bankrolled by special interests.
Research & Reports
December 2, 2015
There is a threat to our democracy so severe it is shocking it has gone unnoticed this long, or been dismissed as impossible by the few who know about it and should be sounding the alarm. Given the current hyper-partisan environment of U.S. politics, the power of special and corporate interests in the post-Citizens United era the call for a convention poses a huge threat to the nation.
April 30, 2014
Through the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), corporations hand Missouri legislators wish lists in the form of "model" legislation that often directly benefit their bottom line at the expense of Missouri families.