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Blow the whistle on ALEC!

The IRS needs to investigate ALEC and hold its corporate members accountable for lobbying under the guise of charity.
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Letters & Testimony

Letter to Judiciary Committee to Uphold the Constitution

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.

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Litigation

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ALEC rally

March 29, 2012

Common Cause's Doug Clopp speaks at a DC rally at headquarters of American Legislative Exchange Council

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Democracy Wire

Tom Mathews, Common Cause's First VP, Dies at 96

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.

Trump's DACA Plan Grounded in Dubious Legal Claims

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.

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Research & Reports

Dangerous Path Report

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.

Exposed: ALEC’s Influence in Missouri and Kansas

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.

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