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2020 Presidential Candidate Forum on Democracy

On Sunday starting at 4:00 P.M. Eastern (3:00 P.M Central), this page will livestream as 2020 presidential candidates Senator Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Deval Patrick, Andrew Yang and John Delaney will gather in Des Moines, Iowa to discuss their plans to strengthen our democracy. Scroll down for the live stream.

Media & Democracy 01.6.2020

2020: Year of Decision

In 2019, we witnessed one pillar after another being ripped from under the institutions that support our democracy. We saw giant steps backward on communications, media, health, education, environment, voting rights, court appointments, money in politics, equal opportunity, women’s rights, labor rights… the list goes on and on.

Remarks by Common Cause President Karen Hobert Flynn on the impeachment of President Donald Trump

On December 18, 2019, Common Cause President Karen Hobert Flynn joined a bipartisan event outside of Congress to call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Below are her prepared remarks.


Fair Districts for Nevada

Grassroots activists are preparing to gather signatures in support of a ballot initiative that would take the power to draw congressional and state legislative districts away from legislators, and give it to an independent citizen redistricting commission.

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