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People's Pledge Briefing Call

July 29, 2014

Learn how you can get politicians and candidates to agree to a "People's Pledge" that will limit campaign spending and negative ads by "independent" super PACs and other groups.

Letters & Testimony

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PA House Republicans Continue Undemocratic Political Redistricting Power Grabs

April 12, 2018; Press Release, Status Update

Pennsylvanians should be choosing their elected representatives, not the other way around. The courts made that abundantly clear when they threw out the hideously biased map drawn by the legislature. But yesterday Pennsylvania House State Government Chair Daryl Metcalfe revealed that he missed the message and that he and, certain lawmakers remain unwilling to show due deference to the citizens, the constitution or the welfare of our state. The amendment and dramatic altering of HB722 is a clear contradiction to the overall wishes of citizens to remove politicians from the process of drawing legislative maps.

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Research & Reports

Marcellus Money - Deep Drilling, Deep Pockets Update 2014

November 13, 2014

The Marcellus Money project has been tracking the natural gas (or “fracking”) industry’s campaign contributions and lobbying expenditures in Pennsylvania since 2009, when the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom was moving into high gear. Pennsylvania was the center of public and private excitement and scrutiny over fracking practices and land leases, and the Marcellus Money project found that industry political action committees (PACs) and executives were continuously contributing to the campaigns of Pennsylvania candidates.This 2014 update to the project re-focuses the period of analysis to 2007 Cycle 1 �" 2014 Cycle 5 (previous releases included data from 2001 forward). The data and more information can be viewed online at

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About Us

Common Cause Pennsylvania (CCPA) is the vanguard government reform organization in Pennsylvania. We are a non-profit non-partisan citizen-led advocacy organization working to hold government accountable and make government responsive to the needs of its citizens.

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Micah Sims

Executive Director, Common Cause Pennsylvania, State Staff

Micah Sims is the Executive Director of Common Cause Pennsylvania

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