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Money & Influence 06.27.2018

Voters Shake the Establishment – Again!

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat a 19-year incumbent in the biggest political upset of 2018.

Money & Influence 05.21.2018

Common Cause, Allies Back Package of Anti-Corruption Bills

"Bold solutions like the ones included in this package are desperately needed to fix our government and bring balance back to our democracy" - Common Cause President Karen Hobert Flynn.

Money & Influence 03.22.2018

Taking On the Gun Lobby

With hundreds of thousands of Americans outraged by the plague of gun violence in our schools expected to march in Washington on Saturday, Common Cause today released a practical guide for challenging the power of the gun lobby.

Money & Influence 03.14.2018

DC Mayor Signs Ordinance Empowering Small Dollar Campaign Donors

There’s some good news for democracy this morning from a place where we haven’t seen much of it lately: Washington, D.C.

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