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Letters & Testimony
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)
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.
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
December 21, 2012
District Court Opinion Granting Motion to Dismiss in Common Cause v. Biden, Common Cause's lawsuit to stop the unconstitutional 60-vote filibuster rule in the Senate
December 7, 2010
Sen. Tom Harkin speaks at a Common Cause-sponsored event and calls for reform of the filibuster rules.
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.
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.
November 8, 2017; Press Release, Status Update
The Wisconsin Legislature’s vote yesterday to call a constitutional convention under Article V leaves the nation in a perilous position, just six states shy of calling a convention that could lead to the rewrite of the U.S. Constitution.
March 16, 2016
Common Cause urged senators to act promptly on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Merrick Garla d
March 14, 2016
Statement by Common Cause President Miles Rapoport on civility in the 2016 campaign