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Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America

February 10, 2015

NEW Date: Please join us for an exclusive evening on Tuesday February 10th at 6:30 pm in Cambridge with Bob Herbert, author of the new book Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of Troubled America. Herbert is an America journalist who served as a national correspondent on NBC from 1991 to 1993, but is best known as an opinion columnist for The New York Times where he wrote for 18 years. His new book, Losing Our Way, is a widely acclaimed piece of investigative and analytic journalism, which takes us to the roots of America's current economic problems.

Get Money Out Press Conference on the 5th Anniversary of Citizens United

January 14, 2015

Join us in Boston on Wednesday January 14th to mark the upcoming 5th Anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, and to make our case about why and how that ruling must be overturned! Common Cause will be joining with MassPIRG, MassVote, Demos, the League of Women Voters, and others who want to get money out of politics and restore the power of ordinary citizens in our democracy.

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Common Cause Massachusetts Report: A Plea for a Pledge; Outside Spending in the 2013 Massachusetts Senate Eelection

August 29, 2013

This Common Cause Massachusetts report reads, in part, 'In April 2013, Common Cause Massachusetts? Plea for a Pledge: Outside Spending in Competitive 2012 U.S. Senate Races report documented the positive effects of the People's Pledge in the 2012 Warren-Brown U.S. Senate race. The candidate brokered agreement instituted a fine whenever outside groups ran ads on either candidate's behalf. By reducing outside spending, the People's Pledge fostered greater electoral transparency, accountability and fairness.'

Common Cause Massachusetts Factsheet: Massachusetts Disclosure Act

August 28, 2013

This factsheet put on by Common Cause Massachusetts explains the Massachusetts Disclosure Act. It reads, in part, 'Corporations, organizations, and individuals are secretly influencing the outcome of our elections by evading our state disclosure laws for spending in elections. Inadequate disclosure of political spending makes it more difficult for voters to make in-formed decisions, increases opportunities for corruption, and limits shareholders' and customers' ability to hold corporations accountable.'

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Responses to the Common Cause Massachusetts Candidate Questionnaire from candidates for Auditor

Brenda Wright

Brief Bio of Brenda Wright, member of the Common Cause Massachusetts governing board.

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