Welcome to Common Cause Maryland!


Common Cause Maryland is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to restoring the core values of American democracy, reinventing an open, honest and accountable government that works in the public interest, and empowering ordinary people to make their voices heard. Founded in 1974, Common Cause Maryland is one of the state’s most effective watchdog groups and has been a strong force for reform at the state and local levels.

2014 Legislative Session

The 2014 legislative session ended at midnight on April 7. Read our summary here, or catch all the details here!

Montgomery County Clean Elections

Councilman Andrews, joined by a majority of the County Council, has introduced a bill to establish public funding for county elections.

Tame the Gerrymander Coalition Political Cartoon Contest

Political cartoons have a proud history of driving policy change.  Common Cause Maryland is working with the League of Women Voters of Maryland and the National Council of Jewish Women Annapolis Section to build on that history by running our own political cartoon contest on Maryland's gerrymandered districts! See our winning entries here!


Common Cause Maryland is currently seeking motivated applicants for two fall internships. Applications are requested by September 6 but will be considered on a rolling basis.


Communications Intern


Research Intern

- See more at: http://www.commoncause.org/site/pp.asp?c=dkLNK1MQIwG&b=8717839#sthash.hmAW8Ue7.dpu