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Money & Influence 09.14.2020

Track Your Ballot

With the increase of vote by mail in this year's election, voters should take an extra step to check that status of their absentee ballot. Click on your state below to track your ballot.

Money & Influence 10.6.2020

Common Cause Joins Anti-Gun Violence Advocates in New Anthology on How to End Gun Violence in a Divided America

Ending gun violence will require fixing our democracy — but together, ordinary people can take on the gun lobby and win

Money & Influence 05.6.2020

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.

Earth Day: 50 Years of Being In Common Cause With Our Environment

Earth Day and Common Cause turn 50 in 2020 and share more than an anniversary -- a deep and abiding commitment to public policy in the common good.

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.

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.

Election Manipulators Use ALEC To Push Their Partisan Power Grabs Against Voters

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is up to it again: promoting new ways to restrict political representation and undermine one of the central foundations of American democracy.

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