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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.

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.

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. 

Money & Influence 08.5.2015

Common Cause: Democrats Are Not Above the Law

Common Cause in Connecticut calls on the Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee (CDSCC) to drop its challenges to the state’s successful Clean Elections Law, the latest lawsuit filed in Superior Court Monday.

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