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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.

Money & Influence 09.16.2017

Gov. Malloy MustVetoBudget Bill andProtect the Citizens' Election Program

In the strongest possible terms, Common Cause in Connecticut and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut condemns the the Connecticut legislators who voted to destroy Connecticut’s landmark Citizens’ Election Program (CEP) in last night's budget votes. Governor Malloy must protect the program and veto this harmful budget. 

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