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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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Voting & Elections 09.7.2021

Democracy’s Essential Infrastructure

Successful self-government depends upon a well-informed citizenry. Democracy is premised on the belief that an informed electorate is best able to set the course of government. But if we the people are denied the news and facts needed to make sound judgments, we will make decisions that harm our nation.

Voting & Elections 06.1.2022

Introducing Common Cause’s Alliance for Emerging Power, A Coalition of Future Leaders Our Democracy Needs

From our founding in 1970 through today, a core principle of Common Cause is that as more eligible Americans participate, our democracy becomes stronger.

04.27.2022

Common Cause Youth Programs: Writing for a Just World

At Common Cause: Recognizing Our Democracy Fellows During Black History Month

As we honor and work to advance the legacies of Black change-makers this Black History Month, we here at Common Cause want to take a special moment to highlight some of our Democracy Fellows – as well as the transformative work they have spearheaded at their Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

10.6.2021

Sneaker Subculture: A pathway to equity and economic freedom

09.15.2021

The Seduction of Rage: Pushing Back Against “We Are Not Our Ancestors” Rhetoric Within Black Youth Activist Culture

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