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Money & Influence 03.11.2022

Common Cause Georgia calls on Senate to Pass Campaign Finance Bill before Crossover Day

With a March 15 deadline for action, Common Cause Georgia is calling on the Senate to quickly approve a bill to prohibit legislatively-affiliated political committees from raising money during a legislative session.

Common Cause Georgia Proposes Anti-Pay-to-Play Ordinance for Atlanta

The nonpartisan organization has drafted a proposed ordinance that would prohibit campaign donor relationships between municipal vendors and the elected officials who make contracting decisions. Companies that have made campaign contributions to relevant municipal officials would no longer be eligible to hold or bid on city contracts.

Voting & Elections 07.17.2021

MONDAY 10am — US Senate Rules Committee to Hold Field Hearing in Atlanta

We’re glad that the Senate Rules Committee is getting back out in the field, and meeting Americans where we are. Things look a lot different when viewed from Atlanta than they do from DC. Here in Georgia, we’re watching closely what Congress does -- and doesn’t do -- this legislative session.

Money & Influence 03.31.2021

True the Vote and Georgia Republican Party Violated Campaign Finance Laws by Illegally Coordinating Ahead of January Senate Runoff Elections

Today, Campaign Legal Center Action and Common Cause Georgia filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging that during the lead up to the Georgia Senate runoff elections, the Georgia Republican Party illegally coordinated with True the Vote.

Money & Influence 03.15.2021

Common Cause Georgia Opposes Bill to Create Unlimited Political “Slush Funds”

SB 221 would create a huge loophole in Georgia’s current campaign finance limits, by allowing unlimited donations to a new type of political committee -- controlled by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and legislative leadership. It would allow big corporations and out-of-state big money donors to buy our elections.

Voting & Elections 03.8.2021

Crossover Day Clarifies Priorities of Legislative Leaders

'They want to make it harder for people to vote. They want to make it easier for special interests to buy our government. And they want to put our constitutional rights at risk. This is a case study in how to take government away from the people.'

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