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Recent Press Releases

 

  • On Tax Day, IRS Chief Delivers Some Good News
  • April 15, 2014
  • The Internal Revenue Service can do the nation a service on this Tax Day by moving ahead with a re-write of proposed rules regulating the political activity of non-profit “social welfare” organizations, Common Cause said today.

     

  • Again, U.S. Supreme Court Decides Against Democracy
  • April 2, 2014
  • The Roberts Court today continued its drive to give Americans a government of, by and for big money.
    "Today’s decision in McCutcheon v. FEC is Citizens United round two, further opening the floodgates for the nation’s wealthiest few to drown out the voices of the rest of us," said Miles Rapoport, president of Common Cause.

     

  • Common Cause Lauds FCC Move to Bolster Independent, Local Media
  • March 31, 2014
  • The Federal Communications Commission has taken a welcome step to strengthen independent, locally-owned media, issuing new rules that begin closing loopholes broadcasters have used to cut costs and pad their profits by combining newsrooms and other operations, Common Cause said Monday.

     

  • Group Tied to President Obama Opened White House Doors for Major Donors
  • March 5, 2014
  • Despite public promises that it would not do so, a lobbying and advocacy organization with close ties to the Obama administration appears to have promised some major contributors special access to the President and federal officials in return for their financial support, Common Cause said today.

  • Common Cause Statement on Introduction of the Fair Elections Now Act
  • February 12, 2014
  • Today’s introduction of the Fair Elections Now Act invites senators to declare their independence from big money campaign donors and refocus their attention on the everyday folks who elected them.Today’s introduction of the Fair Elections Now Act invites senators to declare their independence from big money campaign donors and refocus their attention on the everyday folks who elected them.

  • Congress, President Must Staff Election Assistance Commission
  • February 12, 2014
  • Congress and President Obama should work quickly to fully staff the federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC), a 12-year-old bipartisan panel created to help states meet voluntary standards for administering elections, Common Cause said today.

  • Common Cause Statement on Introduction of the Government by the People Act
  • February 5, 2014
  • "Giant corporations, special interests and ultra-wealthy donors shout through big-money megaphones to drown out the voices of hardworking Americans in the political process," said Karen Hobert Flynn, senior vice president for strategy and programs at Common Cause. "This is bold legislation that would elevate our voices and free congressional candidates to work for us, not their big donors. Common Cause commends Congressman Sarbanes, Leader Pelosi and others championing this effort.

  • Common Cause Urges Ethics Probe of Rep. Michael Grimm
  • January 29, 2014
  • Congressional investigators should open an inquiry into the conduct of Rep. Michael Grimm, R-NY, who was caught on camera threatening a reporter on Tuesday night and already is the subject of a federal investigation for possible campaign finance law violations, Common Cause said today.

 

 


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