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November 14, 2015
Common Cause Maryland House Party
Letters & Testimony
February 8, 2017
Coalition letter calling for Article V rescission
March 21, 2013
This Common Cause Maryland testimony begins, 'The groups listed above support SB 1039, which would limit the influence of big money in our politics by closing loopholes and increasing reporting requirements in campaign law.'
March 26, 2008
The bill for ignoring campaign finance reform just arrived. It's from BG&E.
April 5, 2018; Featured Item, Blog Post, Status Update
Gerrymander Gazette - April 5, 2018
March 28, 2018; Blog Post, Status Update
Add Maryland (probably) to the list of states that are taking an important step to strengthen democracy by adopting automatic voter registration.
January 29, 2018
Today, Common Cause joined an ideologically diverse group of governors, members of Congress, local government leaders, and others in filing amicus briefs urging the Supreme Court to put an end to partisan gerrymandering. On March 28, the Court will hear arguments in Benisek v. Lamone, a First Amendment challenge to Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District, which Democrats drew after the 2010 census in a successful attempt to defeat a longtime Republican incumbent. If the Supreme Court rules in favor of the plaintiffs, it could result in a nationwide prohibition against the manipulation of legislative boundaries for political advantage.
August 10, 2017
Baltimore – The cost to run for office in Baltimore City rose over 20% between the last two elections, according to research released today by Common Cause Maryland. This spike was true of both the Mayoral race, where winner Catherine Pugh raised nearly $280,000, and Council races, where the average candidate raised over $185,000.
Research & Reports
Fact sheet on clean elections in Montgomery County.
2016 State Ethics Commission Post-Session Lobby Report Totals
Common Cause Maryland is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to restoring the core values of American democracy, reinventing an open, honest and accountable government that works in the public interest, and empowering ordinary citizens to make their voices heard. Founded in 1974, Common Cause Maryland is one of the state’s most effective watchdog groups and has been a strong force for reform at the state and local levels.
Legal and Policy Director, Common Cause Maryland, State Staff
Damon Effingham is the Legal and Policy Director at Common Cause Maryland.
Executive Director, Common Cause Maryland, State Staff
Jennifer Bevan-Dangel is the Executive Director of Common Cause Maryland