Take Action

Get Common Cause Updates

Get breaking news and updates from Common Cause.

Take Action

Join the thousands across the country who instantly rally when there is a threat to our democracy.


Join the thousands across the country who instantly rally when there is a threat to our democracy.


Make a contribution to support Common Cause today.

Find Your State

Democracy Wire

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.

  • Filter by Issue

  • Filter by Campaign

Money & Influence 01.22.2018

Common Cause Seeks Probe of Trump Camp's Alleged Payments to 'Adult' Film Star

An alleged payment to adult film star “Stormy Daniels” to buy her silence about a past sexual relationship with President Trump may constitute an illegal contribution to Trump's 2016 campaign.

Money & Influence 01.19.2018

Trump Payment May Have Broken Campaign Finance Law

Did President Trump or someone close to him make an indirect and likely illegal contribution to his 2016 campaign to buy the silence of an “adult” film star?.

Money & Influence 12.19.2017

Mayor de Blasio Taking a Dip In Iowa Waters

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is headed to Iowa. Is he "testing the waters" for a presidential campaign?

Money & Influence 12.1.2017

Repeal of the Johnson Amendment Would Be A Sin

As part of the debate over “tax reform,” Congress is toying with legislation that would invite unholy alliances between religion and politics.

Congress Under Pressure to Disclose Harassment Settlements

Amid mushrooming evidence of sexual misconduct by lawmakers there's growing bipartisan support for releasing the names of senators and congressmen who’ve settled sexual harassment complaints.

Money & Influence 11.22.2017

Anonymous Donor Footed Most of the Bill For Gorsuch Confirmation

A single, anonymous donor provided nearly $28.5 million last year to help support the campaign behind the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Join the movement over 1.5 million strong for democracy

Demand a democracy that works for us. Sign up for breaking news and updates.