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Stop voter intimidation at the polls on election day 2014. Common Cause is training hundreds of people across the country to stop the bullies at the ballot box. We'll provide training and you'll be paired up with other volunteers on the day.
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Letters & Testimony

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Facebook DOJ Complaint

September 7, 2017

Today Common Cause filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that one or more unknown foreign nationals made expenditures, independent expenditures or disbursements in connection with the 2016 presidential election in violation of the Federal Election Campaign Act.

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Founding Fathers Crash D.C. Corporate Fundraisers

October 13, 2010

June 30 is Dependence Day, when politicians are forced to dial for dollars and hold lobbyist fundraisers to raise cash before the end of the quarter. Our Founding Fathers - and Founding Mother Betsy Ross - visited these politicians and lobbyists to ask them to support the Fair Elections Now Act.

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Democracy Wire

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DEFCON Election Hacking Report Hammers Home Need to Safeguard Our Elections

October 10, 2017

Americans expect and deserve free and fair elections, but the release of a report on the Voting Machine Hacking Village at DEFCON last summer lays bare the vulnerabilities of our nation’s election equipment, databases and infrastructure. The Atlantic Council’s convening of a bipartisan group of national security advisors, cybersecurity experts and election officials to establish protocols to safeguard our elections is welcome news.

Senate Intelligence Committee Must Disclose More About Russian Election Attacks

October 4, 2017

Americans deserve to know more about the Russian attack to sway the 2016 presidential race and Congress owes them some answers. Without undermining the investigation or any intelligence assets, Congress needs to share more of its findings with the American people. To date most of what citizens know about the attacks comes from media reports.

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Research & Reports

Report: Helping Americans Get Voter Identification-2

April 17, 2012

Democracy works best when all eligible persons are able to participate and make their voices heard. This ideal is under attack because of restrictive photo identification laws passed recently in many states that will prevent hundreds of thousands of eligible persons from participating in elections


September 16, 2010

In this report, we review a number of election laws and policies in 10 states chosen because they are expected to have close elections. In each state, there are problems with election laws, policies and practices which could impact enough voters to determine election outcomes.

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