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We will not be intimidated

President Trump must be impeached and removed from office. After inciting his supporters to violently storm the U.S. Capitol while Congress was certifying the election of Joe Biden as our next President, Donald Trump cannot remain in our nation’s highest office.

Why Ethics Are Essential

We’re letting candidates know that if they want to represent us in the halls of Congress or in overseeing our state democracy, they can start by pledging to ethical leadership now, as they campaign for our votes.

HISTORIC 116TH CONGRESS: Two Chambers Offer Contrasting Views for Our Future

The 2020 Democracy Scorecard charts the position of every Member of Congress on issues vital to the health of our democracy and predicts the 116th Congress will be the least productive in history

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.

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