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KNDK: Public Comment Period on 2020 Census and Citizenship Question Ends August 7

KDNK spoke with Amanda Gonzalez, executive director for Colorado Common Cause, about why we oppose adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

Money & Influence 07.23.2018

Colorado Independent: Colorado campaign finance loophole allows dark money flyers

Colorado’s campaign finance law has a loophole that allows printed literature, mailers or other materials about candidates to be distributed without disclosing who paid for them if they don’t include what an elections division manager with the Secretary of State calls “magic words” such as “vote for” or “vote against.”

Media & Democracy 07.23.2018

Rep. Coffman proposes reversal of FCC net neutrality repeal

Our outreach director, Caroline Fry, spoke with Denver7 about the future of a free and open internet - and the significance of Rep. Mike Coffman's signing onto a bill that would reinstate net neutrality protections.

Money & Influence 07.16.2018

Colorado Independent: Radio ads urge voters not to sign ballot measure petitions in Colorado

One of our members recently alerted us to a fishy radio ad featuring an elected official urging voters to not sign ballot petitions. The Colorado Independent sums up what has been discovered about the ad - and where the funding is coming from - so far.

Ethics 07.10.2018

CPR: Denver City Council Breaks With Ethics Experts

In a final vote, Denver City Council opted to allow gift giving and exchanges of expensive items from other city departments to elected officials, a move the city’s own Board of Ethics and outside ethics experts - including Common Cause - criticized.


Greeley Tribune: Dark Money in Weld County Commissioner recall

"We want people's voices to be heard. Money in politics and a lack of transparency erode that," said Amanda Gonzalez, executive director for Colorado Common Cause.

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