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Money & Influence 01.21.2015

7 Bills To Defend Our Democracy

Today is the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court's disastrous ruling in Citizens United, and to commemorate the occasion, lawmakers are proposing a slate of 7 bills to put our government back in the people's hands

Money & Influence 11.18.2014

A Pipeline Full of Special Interest Money

As the U.S. Senate votes on the Keystone XL pipeline today, a new Common Cause analysis reveals that special interest money is what’s really driving the debate.

Money & Influence 11.13.2014

Net Neutrality Foes Spent Millions In 2014

By now you have probably heard of “net neutrality.” Net neutrality, which would guarantee everyone equal access to the open internet, is a policy the Federal Communications Commission is currently considering and is supported by 81% of Americans, including a majority of Republicans.

Voting & Elections 10.13.2014

The Koch Brothers Are Trying to Rig Our Elections

Evidence links billionaire brothers to multi-state efforts to depress voter turnout

Money & Influence 09.9.2014

As Wall Street Profits Rise, Students Left Underwater

Opponents of the Democracy for All amendment to overturn Citizens United and restore limits on special interest campaign spending argue that the amendment will “limit speech.” That’s wrong. It will lift the voices of millions who are facing student loan debt by giving them a more equal say in our political system and limit the influence of outside special interests seeking to profit their debt.

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