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Daily dispatches of news and commentary from the front lines of the democracy movement. We accept original and cross-posted essays, interviews, video, audio, cartoons and other images from people interested in strengthening democracy so it works for all of us. The views are the author's and do not necessarily reflect the views of Common Cause. Please send submissions to Scott Blaine Swenson, Vice President for Communications, at sswenson@commoncause.org.

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Newsmax: Conservative Columnist Evolves on Public Financing

It took 40 years, but conservative columnist Paul DeLespinasse of Corvallis, Oregon, evolves on public financing and Common Cause. Democracy Wire welcomes the author to the right side of history and adds our thanks to Newsmax where this piece was first published.

Protest ALEC Gala at Trump International Hotel Tonight

Join Common Cause and our allies tonight outside of the Trump International Hotel when ALEC's corporate lobbyists will be strolling into the gala. Please sign up to attend at the links below and urge others to come by sharing on your social media networks.

Who is Behind the Legal Challenge to Nonpartisan Redistricting in Michigan?

Hidden donors with apparent connections to corporate interests and Republican activists appear to be funding efforts to block a nonpartisan, anti-gerrymandering initiative.

Citizens Stand Up For Constitutional Rights, Block Dangerous Article V Convention Calls

Prodded by Common Cause and other democracy reform advocates, state legislators across the country are rejecting a dangerous scheme to convene a constitutional convention and potentially overhaul the nation’s founding document.

ALEC Honoree Arrested Packing Handgun At Denver Airport

A not-so-funny thing happened to Colorado State Rep. Lori Saine late Tuesday as she prepared to fly from Denver to the annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Nashville.

05.9.2017

Nevada Rescinds Dangerous Article V Convention Call

The Nevada legislature moved today to protect every American’s fundamental rights by rescinding the state’s previous calls for an Article V constitutional convention.