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Letters & Testimony
October 18, 2017
We are writing to express our concern that the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee appears not to have properly managed what is likely a massive surplus fund leftover from the Trump Inauguration more than nine months ago.
February 26, 2016
We, the undersigned organizations, urge you to reconsider your unprecedented and destructive refusal to give fair consideration to any Supreme Court nomination until after the next President is sworn into office on January 20, 2017, as announced in your February 23rd letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
October 13, 2014
Common Cause Reply Brief in Support of Cert. Petition (October 13, 2014)
October 3, 2014
Amicus Brief of Constitutional Law Professors in Support of Common Cause (October 3, 2014)
November 21, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update
There is sad news for the Common Cause family today from Iowa, where longtime democracy activist and former Common Cause National Governing Board member Richard H. Stanley has died.
November 21, 2017; Featured Item, Blog Post
Twenty-three years ago, as Secretary of Labor, Common Cause National Chair Robert Reich warned of a coming threat to our democracy.
November 9, 2017
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
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.
Research & Reports
December 2, 2015
There is a threat to our democracy so severe it is shocking it has gone unnoticed this long, or been dismissed as impossible by the few who know about it and should be sounding the alarm. Given the current hyper-partisan environment of U.S. politics, the power of special and corporate interests in the post-Citizens United era the call for a convention poses a huge threat to the nation.
April 30, 2014
Through the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), corporations hand Missouri legislators wish lists in the form of "model" legislation that often directly benefit their bottom line at the expense of Missouri families.