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June 11, 2015
Common Cause New Mexico invites you to support disclosure and accountability in Albuquerque elections by amending the campaign finance system
June 13, 2015
Common Cause Massachusetts 2015 annual Building a More Perfect Democracy fundraising event
Letters & Testimony
February 8, 2016
ppose any FY 2017 appropriations bills which include inappropriate ideological policy riders. appropriations bills have been used before to undermine essential safeguards through “policy riders” – provisions that address extraneous policy issues, and are slipped into appropriations bills to win approval as part of must-pass funding legislation.
May 12, 2015
Common Cause and the Center for Media and Democracy write to request an immediate investigation into the American Legislative Exchange Council (“ALEC”) for misclassification as a 501(c)(3) organization, in light of the group’s primary purpose to influence the passage of state legislation and operation for the private benefit of its corporate members.
October 1, 2014
Senate Opposition to Petition for Writ Certiorari (October 1, 2014)
August 29, 2014
Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the Supreme Court of the United States
May 15, 2012
December 2, 2008
Part 1 - Common Cause president and CEO Bob Edgar sits down with Bill Moyers and Joan Claybrook, president of Public Citizen, to discuss whether real change can be brought to Washington.
August 29, 2017; Featured Item, Blog Post
His pardon last week of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio gave police across America a new license to lock up Latinos; now President Trump wants to arm the cops with weapons and equipment designed to make war rather than keep the peace.
July 25, 2017; Featured Item, Blog Post
Diagnosed with a brain tumor last week, John McCain returned to the Senate on Tuesday with his perspective on his life and service there sharpened by that confrontation with his own mortality.
October 6, 2016
Today, the Center for Media and Democracy and Common Cause provided new evidence to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) showing that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is falsely claiming tax-exempt status as a charity and that the ExxonMobil Corporation has intentionally misused the organization for nearly two decades to advance its legislative agenda.
July 8, 2016
Common Cause statement on recent outbreaks of violence across America
Research & Reports
August 1, 2013
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has raised and spent an estimated $4 million in funds from its corporate backers since 2006 to pay for state lawmakers' trips to meet with corporate CEOs and lobbyists at ALEC sponsored events at posh retreats, according to internal ALEC documents and other investigative work.
April 20, 2013
ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, serves as a voice for corporate special interests in state legislatures across the country, including Arizona . Through ALEC, corporate lobbyists draft, vote on, lobby for, and secure passage of a wide array of ALEC - approved bills designed to promote corporate interests. Numerous ALEC legislators vote as equals with corporate lobbyists and special interest group representatives on ALEC “model” bills , during ALEC task force meetings held behind closed doors at fancy resorts, and then use their elective offices and leadership positions in statehouses to get the ALEC agenda made into binding state law.