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"Lessons of Watergate" Keynote: Democracy in Crisis, Then and Now - Robert Reich

March 15, 2013

Robert Reich is the chairman of Common Cause's National Governing Board and was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration. This keynote speech was given on March 13, 2013, during Common Cause's "The Lessons of Watergate" conference at the National Press Club. Visit http://www.commoncause.org/watergate for more info.

"Lessons of Watergate" Keynote: Inspirations for Future Reform - John Nichols

March 15, 2013

John Nichols is a Washington correspondent for "The Nation" magazine. Have we come full circle? John Nichols takes a closing look at the lessons -- and inspirations -- the Watergate crisis offers. Did we miss opportunities then, and will we seize them now? This keynote speech was given on March 14, 2013, during Common Cause's "The Lessons of Watergate" conference at the National Press Club. Visit http://www.commoncause.org/watergate for more info.

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NEW MEXICO Last Day, Sine Die

March 18, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update

Common Cause New Mexico announces that the proposal to create an Independent State Ethics Commission will advance to the voters in 2018!

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Common Cause Demands Resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions

March 2, 2017

Common Cause demanded the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and that his successor name a special prosecutor to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election. Common Cause delivered a letter calling for his resignation during a protest outside the Department of Justice.

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National_102008_Report_Deceptive_Practices_2.0.pdf

October 20, 2008

In the last several election cycles, "deceptive practices" have been perpetrated in order to suppress voting and skew election results. Usually targeted at minorities and in minority neighborhoods, deceptive practices are the intentional dissemination of false or misleading information about the voting process with the intent to prevent an eligible voter from casting a ballot. It is an insidious form of vote suppression that often goes unaddressed by authorities and the perpetrators are virtually never caught.

National_090403_Boeing's_Unlikely_Lease_Deal.pdf

September 4, 2003

The Boeing Company, the nation's second largest defense contractor with more than $2 billion in profits last year, is close to winning congressional approval for an unprecedented lease deal with the Air Force that could cost taxpayers nearly $6 billion more than if the service purchased the airplanes it plans to lease.

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