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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.

Money & Influence 08.7.2019

Disclosure is not dangerous. Secrecy is.

On Tuesday evening, Congressman Joaquin Castro shone a light on those funders in his hometown of San Antonio. That publicly-available information is crucial to running fair and transparent elections.

Money & Influence 07.26.2019

Sunday Night MSNBC TV: American Swamp

MSNBC starts a four-part series called American Swamp this Sunday. It will look at President Trump's finances, money in politics, how lobbyists influence legislation, and what we can do about it. The series feature some of our favorite people, including Shelia Krumholz at OpenSecrets.org, and students at North Carolina A&T talking about gerrymandering. Tune in.

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