Press Center


For Immediate Release


January 13, 2013

Mary Boyle (202) 736-5770


Common Cause Mourns Passing of Aaron Swartz


WASHINGTON – Common Cause joins Internet users around the world in mourning the death of Aaron Swartz. Aaron, an Internet pioneer and open information activist, worked tirelessly to fight corruption and protect the free flow of information, values Common Cause has long upheld. There is no better tribute to him than redoubling our efforts to uphold the causes for which he fought.



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