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Money & Influence 06.4.2019

Protect the Citizens’ Election Program: There is No Going Back to the Wild West

The landmark Citizens’ Election Program represents the most comprehensive and successful effort to remove special interest money from the political system undertaken by any state in U.S. history. Since the launch of the program, Connecticut has made enormous progress, transforming Connecticut from an example of rampant wrongdoing after years of scandal or “Corrupticut,” to a national model.  It is not an overstatement to say that Americans across the nation look to our state as a model for the future of democracy. 

Money & Influence 12.20.2018

Charter School Industry Attempts to Buy Public Policy and Undermine Democracy in Connecticut with Array of PACs

Wealthy individuals with ties to the charter school industry used charter school Super PACs to shift control of public education into private hands, enriching themselves, attempting to weaken teacher unions, communities of color and democracy in the process. Common Cause in Connecticut and Connecticut Citizen Action Group researched who spent large sums to influence the state’s public education system with “independent expenditures” to charter school Super PACs.

Voting & Elections 11.3.2018

Common Cause in CT Denounces Reports of Request for “Vote Challengers”

The Meriden Record Journal reported Nov. 2nd that the Republican candidate for governor has requested challengers in cities his campaign is targeting.

Money & Influence 10.19.2018

How Super PACs are Undermining Democracy in Connecticut

In a comprehensive review of all reported Independent Expenditures through October 11th, entitled “Who is Buying Your Election? A Pre-Election Guide to Connecticut Super PACs,” Common Cause in Connecticut and CT Citizen Action Group (CCAG) shine a light on how dirty money is corrupting the principle of one person one vote in Connecticut.

06.27.2018

Common Cause in Connecticut Defends Citizens’ Election Program from Political Attacks

Common Cause in Connecticut calls on gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski to stop trying to score cheap political points attacking the state’s landmark Citizens’ Election Program that was signed into law by Connecticut’s last Republican Governor Jodi Rell.

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