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Wrong on So Many Levels: Why Citizenship Data Will Damage Voting Maps

The Trump Administration has not given up using citizenship data to rig the census, it is just taking a new approach.

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.

The Truth: It’s What the American People Deserve from an Impeachment Inquiry

In this short video, Common Cause Graduate Communications Fellow Kenneth Campbell demonstrates why every American should be demanding an impeachment inquiry now. Thanks also to summer intern Isabel Giovannetti for her work on this and other video projects.

After Mueller Testimony Congress Must Begin Impeachment Inquiry

Originally published at USA Today, Common Cause President Karen Hobert Flynn lays out the case for an impeachment inquiry.

07.9.2019

Make Elections SAFE Again

Election infrastructure is out of date, easily hacked, and poorly funded. Some progress has been made to secure our elections since 2016, but there’s still quite a bit of work to be done. With a $600 million election security bill likely to die in the Senate, it’s time we have an honest conversation about the dangers we’ll be facing in 2020.

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