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"By the People" Awards

September 25, 2014 - September 25, 2014

It’s been seven years since our last event and much has happened in our state that deserves praise. Join us to honor Nebraskans that embody the spirit of government “By the People.”



Donors' Dollars Keep on Giving

August 23, 2017; News Article

If you are not running for office this year and you happened to have a few extra campaign dollars, why not help out a friend? The fact that your donors thought they were helping you and not your friend shouldn’t be an issue. That seems to be the thinking of many of our elected officials.

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Press Releases

Is the Unicameral Listening to Voters or Lobbyists?

July 28, 2015

Common Cause Nebraska’s 2015 Lobby Report gives Nebraskans an opportunity to compare lobbying activity over a four-year period. By compiling and analyzing data reported by Legislators, Lobbyists, and principles, it’s clear that spending to influence state policy continues to increase.

Research & Reports

2017 Lobby Report

March 31, 2017

Nebraska’s lobby has been called the third legislative house (alongside the unicameral and the public at large). Common Cause Nebraska’s 2017 Lobby Report backs up that notion, showing that spending continues to rise. In 2016, another $1,000,000 was spent over 2015 in an effort to influence elected officials.

2016 Lobbying Report

June 13, 2016

How many lobbyists are there and how much do they make? Who hires them and how much do they spend? Can anyone track lobby gifts and entertainment? Do legislators report their gifts? Who spends tax dollars to get more tax dollars? Common Cause Nebraska’s annual lobby report aims to answer these questions and give a candid look at lobbying in Nebraska.

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About Us

Since 1974, Common Cause Nebraska has been at the forefront of making state and local government more open, ethical and accountable


The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is an organization funded by some of our nation's largest corporations, with names like General Motors, Bank of America, Exxon, and Pfizer appearing on their list of major donors.

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Gavin Geis

Executive Director, Common Cause Nebraska, Common Cause, State Staff

Gavin Geis joined Common Cause in July 2013 as Nebraska executive director.

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