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Voting & Elections 04.5.2019

Maddow’s Transparency Teach-in with Watergate-era Attorney Philip Lacovara

Rachel Maddow gave the nation an important history lesson with the man who made that history with two important decisions for transparency in the Watergate-era, Philip Lacovara.

Voting & Elections 04.17.2019

Democracy In The States: April 2019

Read Common Cause's April 2019 edition of "Democracy In The States" - tracking all the important democracy reform work (and some attacks) at the state and local level.

States are already proving For the People Act reforms can work

Passage of the For the People Act through the U.S. House of Representatives was a historic victory for the people-led movement to create an American democracy where every voice is heard and every vote is counted. While work continues to move it through the Senate, many of the common-sense policies in the For the People Act are already in place and working in states across the country.

Release The Report Day of Action

On April 4th, activists in over 300 cities hit the streets to demand that the full Mueller report is released.

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