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June 6, 2017
Common Cause Massachusetts 2017 annual Building a More Perfect Democracy fundraising event
Letters & Testimony
May 7, 2015
International agreements among nations to promote and regulate commerce have a long history and are required in this global economy.
April 10, 2015
Our reform organizations strongly oppose the efforts to pass resolutions in the states calling for a constitutional convention.
May 27, 2014
Petition for En Banc Re-hearing in Common Cause v. Biden, Common Cause's lawsuit to stop the unconstitutional 60-vote filibuster rule in the Senate
April 15, 2014
DC Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion in Common Cause v. Biden, Common Cause's lawsuit to stop the unconstitutional 60-vote filibuster rule in the Senate
December 3, 2008
Part 2 - 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.
July 29, 2011
Common Cause President Bob Edgar calls for the impeachment of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
November 20, 2017; Featured Item, Blog Post
Common Cause North Carolina recently honored longtime members Barbara and Tom Coulson as "Champions of Democracy"
November 9, 2017; Press Release, Status Update
The American people do not expect that their charitable contributions will be used for partisan political ends. The tax bill amendment offered by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and passed on a party-line vote expands the bill’s previous rollback of the Johnson Amendment – buried more than 400 pages into the legislation – to now allow all charities to enter partisan politics, including well-funded front groups like the American Legislative Exchange Commission (ALEC). This takes the bill beyond just a massive giveaway to the nation’s billionaire class to now allow wealthy special interests to manipulate the charitable sector for partisan political ends, all with a subsidy from American taxpayers.
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 3, 2011
Some of the nation's largest and richest companies, including Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, Koch Industries and AT&T, have joined forces to invest millions of dollars each year to promote the careers of thousands of state legislators and secure passage of legislation that puts corporate interests ahead of the interests of ordinary Americans.
July 8, 2004
A report on the inconsistencies and misleadings of the invasion of Iraq by the U.S. government.