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Trump Resumes Russia Cover-up with Flynn Pardon

"The end of President Trump's term in office is ending where it began, under a cloud of doubt about Russia's influence over his administration and the 2016 election. Michael Flynn was an early and controversial appointment as the first of four National Security Advisors (two more men served as acting directors) and now is the first of what media reports suggest will be a string of controversial pardons. The president is pardoning a man who twice pleaded guilty and was convicted as part of cases stemming from the Mueller investigation. The Flynn pardon—on the eve of a holiday weekend when Americans are suffering from the coronavirus pandemic at home--is clearly part of the president's attempt to cover-up the truth about his relationship with Russia. The American people deserve a full accounting of all the damage that this administration has done as a result of its unique relationship with a historic adversary of the United States. The end of the Trump Administration is near. Among the many actions Congress must take to restore the rule of law, it should pass the Protecting Our Democracy Act, which includes accountability measures for self-serving presidential pardons."

New Report Focuses on Trump Administration’s “Intentional Disregard”  Throughout Its Failed COVID-19 Response 

The first duty of government is to protect its people and it is up to the people to hold that government accountable when it fails. A new report from Common Cause chronicles the Trump administration’s failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic through the lens of government accountability and the abuse of power.

Voting & Elections 11.7.2018

2018 Midterms: What Voters Said About Our Democracy

Voters put a check on President Trump, are seeking balance in our democratic process, and were willing to stand in unnecessarily long lines to send a message. Where voters could cast a ballot to strengthen democracy, they did. With a record turnout, democracy won in many ways in 2018. Now voters must stay engaged to improve infrastructure and hold leaders accountable if they don't work to resolve these issues.

Voting & Elections 10.28.2018

We Can Be Better Than This: Americans Must Repudiate Politics of Hate

We call on all Americans to repudiate this political hate in each and every conversation with family, friend, and colleagues. We cannot ignore the racist and intolerant invective we see in politics, repeated by some news commentators, and flourishing online.  Our own president needs to repudiate this hate speech and own his own very significant contributions to setting the tone that makes people think it is okay to vilify and attack politicians, judges, reporters and others who they don’t agree with.

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