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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

Tax Bill Amendment Offers Another Giveaway to the Rich

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.

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