Governments Taking Action Virtually
March 22, 2016
On Monday March 14th, HB 16-1259 was passed 11-0 by Colorado House Education Committee. The bill expands the membership of board of trustees for a local district college and details how a local district college can take action without holding regular or special meetings. This second part is what most interests us at Colorado Common Cause.
Big Money in Our Schools
March 21, 2016
Since Citizens United, we’ve become accustomed to hearing about “secret money” groups.
The irony is that while the court used this case to demolish campaign contribution limits, they named disclosure as the key counter to the outsized influence of money in politics. Unfortunately, elected officials have not responded to the Supreme Court’s suggestion for increased disclosure requirements. As a result, we are left in the dark about who is spending millions to influence our vote
John Oliver on Photo ID for Voting
February 29, 2016
I think John Oliver is right when he says that “Voting is a right. If you take that away, you ruin democracy.” And that is what we’re doing if we deny eligible voters the right to cast a ballot for lack of photo ID.
Super Tuesday Could Decide Both Party Nominees
February 29, 2016
This is a crucial day in the selection of our next President.
"When Money Talks"
February 22, 2016
We are pleased to announce that author and former Common Causer Derek Cressman is coming to Denver on a national tour for his new book, “When Money Talks – The High Price of “Free” Speech and the Selling of Democracy.”
Join us for our monthly happy hour on Thursday, March 3rd to learn more about the push to reform how money influences our elections. Derek has spent 20 years in this movement, including his time at Common Cause as the principle architect of our campaign calling for a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United.