Americans deserve open, honest, accountable government.
We’re working to deliver it.
Common Cause Pennsylvania is the defender of citizens’ rights in the halls of power and in our communities. Standing as an independent voice for positive change, watchdog against corruption, and protector against abuse of power, we work to hold public officials accountable and responsive to citizens. Common Cause Pennsylvania is both non-profit and trans-partisan.
Our record of success is a product of its forward looking vision, and a powerful combination of grassroots organizing, coalition building, policy development, research, public education, lobbying and when necessary, litigation. By throwing a spotlight on the power game issues that underlie all the substantive issues that affect the everyday lives of all Pennsylvanians, we provide a powerful vehicle around which citizens can rally to build a better democracy in Pennsylvania.
Citizens must be ever-vigilant about the excessive influence of special interests and their lobbyists, because lobbyists' actions affect nearly every aspect of every Pennsylvanian's life. In 2006, after three decades of work, Common Cause Pennsylvania and its allies succeeded in enacting a lobbying disclosure law that gives Pennsylvanians basic information about state capitol lobbying. Learn More ›
The Scranton Times offered this editorial in today's paper supporting the enactm...
Wednesday, Dec 11 2013
Liz Randol will be joining host Scott LaMar on WITF's Smart Talk tomorrow mornin...
Tuesday, Dec 10 2013