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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.

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Watching Change: A Story of How Youths Can Inspire a New Future

"Politics is a source of division in the world; as a teen, I thought there was no way to get along with someone who thought differently than I did. After hearing stories and seeing people behind policies, I realized that we may be opposed to policies, but almost all of us in the world are trying to make it better."

Voting & Elections 05.3.2023

Determining the Results: How Young People Can Impact Major Elections

"These conversations resulted in meaningful dialogue, sparked interest in the upcoming competitive congressional race, and created a lot of newly registered voters."


‘We Are Black Women’: A Story of Injustices in America and Holding Power Accountable

"Whether it was me in Rocky Mount, NC, Eleanor Bumpurs in the Bronx, LaTanya Haggerty in Chicago, or Rosann Miller in Brooklyn, it is evident that Black women have been racially and sexually profiled at rates that surpass that of our white counterparts, and yet we hear very little of this in the media."


Our Highest Court Needs the Highest Ethical Standards: Three Proposals to Raise the Bar


How We The People Stood Up to Online Election Lies

The effects of online disinformation on the 2022 midterm elections, reflections from the grassroots volunteers behind Common Cause’s Social Media Monitoring campaign, and how to get involved in the modern fight for democracy!

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