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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.

Voting & Elections 06.1.2022

Introducing Common Cause’s Alliance for Emerging Power, A Coalition of Future Leaders Our Democracy Needs

From our founding in 1970 through today, a core principle of Common Cause is that as more eligible Americans participate, our democracy becomes stronger.

Steve Kerr Channels the Outrage of Millions of Americans

Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr refuses to discuss basketball to express his outrage over another mass killing in the USA prior to the NBA Conference Finals.

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