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Ann McBride Norton’s Legacy: “Our Victories Give Hope to the People that Working Together We Can Make a Difference”

From part-time volunteer, Ann McBride became one of a team of tenacious citizen-lobbyists who helped open up our political process. She rose to be the first woman president of Common Cause from 1995-1999 and inspired me and many others along the way.

Remarks by Common Cause President Karen Hobert Flynn on the impeachment of President Donald Trump

On December 18, 2019, Common Cause President Karen Hobert Flynn joined a bipartisan event outside of Congress to call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Below are her prepared remarks.

Voting & Elections 10.22.2019

Democracy On The Ballot 2019

Democracy reform is on the ballot in the 2019 general election in states and cities across the country.

What happened in the last 24 hours on the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump (October 4, 2019)

It can be hard to keep up with all the news from the ongoing impeachment investigation of President Trump, but here is the latest.

Everything you need to understand the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump

What will the impeachment inquiry into President Trump look like? What impeachable offenses will be investigated? Here are some the answers.

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