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Letters & Testimony

Coalition Letter to President Obama on FOIA Reforms

October 23, 2014

As transparency and open government advocates, our organizations applauded your memorandum, issued on the first full day of your presidency, directing agencies to adopt a presumption in favor of disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Coalition Letter to EBay regarding ALEC membership

October 7, 2014

We, the undersigned organizations, believe that in the spirit of your organization’s priorities and in the spirit of what is best for the American public: it is time for eBay to end its membership in ALEC.

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Litigation

Filibuster Appeal Brief

June 18, 2013

Filibuster Appeal Brief in Common Cause v. Biden, Common Cause's lawsuit to stop the unconstitutional 60-vote filibuster rule in the Senate

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Multimedia

Senator Tom Harkin speaks out on the filibuster, part 1

December 17, 2010

Senator Tom Harkin, D-IA, discusses the failures of the filibuster and ways to fix it. Common Cause hosted panel discussion on the Senate's dangerous misuse of the filibuster, how its ensuing gridlock is affecting the nation and what can be done about it. Right now, a minority of 42 Senators hold hostage America's business, including extension of unemployment benefits and ratification of a nuclear arms treaty, until they get their way on tax cuts.

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Democracy Wire

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.

Trump Slaps Minorities With Plan to Give Police Military Gear

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.

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