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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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Media & Democracy 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.

Media & Democracy 07.30.2021

What To Do When Family and Friends Share Disinformation

By doing our part to push back on disinformation with reliable, trustworthy, and accurate information, we can help make sure that truth wins out over lies.

Media & Democracy 07.12.2021

Toward a More Informed Citizenry: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

An occasional column from Former FCC Chair Michael Copps, member of the Common Cause National Governing Board.

Media & Democracy 06.16.2021

Disinformation Watch: Politicians Are Lying About the For the People Act

As we work to pass the For the People Act through the Senate, our opponents are going all out to spread lies about this important voting rights, campaign finance, and ethics bill.

Media & Democracy 05.13.2021

Congressional Hearing on Broadband Equity Highlights Need for Long-Term Solutions To Address Affordability, Accessibility, and Digital Inclusion

The pandemic has shown that our connectivity needs are greater than ever, and now is the time to act.

Media & Democracy 05.10.2021

Now is the Time to Get the Questions Right

The pandemic demonstrated how necessary broadband is for our jobs, our schooling, our health, our civic dialogue, even our practice of religions. To see the Biden Administration and many in Congress making broadband a national priority is truly encouraging. Tens of millions of households are waiting for their tickets to a better future.

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