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Cleaning Up Georgia's Politics

Thanks to Common Cause Georgia and its allies, Georgia passed a bill limiting lobbyist gifts to legislators for the first time in state history.

Media & Democracy 12.5.2013

WATCH: Michael Copps speaks out

Michael Copps shares the latest from our Media & Democracy Reform Initiative


Strong support for early voting and no-excuse absentee at first Election Law Hearing


WATCH: Murdochopoly

The Daily Show takes on Rupert Murdoch


Open Redistricting Process Now in Colo. Springs


Robocalls Spur Personal Attack by House Leader

House Majority Leader angrily replies to watchdog';s request for meaningful reform‘ In a surprising response to a‘letter‘sent to ethics committee conferees requesting consideration of‘amendments‘and informing members of advocacy calls to voters in their legislative districts, House Majority Leader Larry O';Neal … Continue reading

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