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Voting & Elections 05.12.2023

Improvements to Democracy Must Be Free of Backroom Politics

PAUL, MN — With less than two weeks left before the end of Minnesota’s legislative session and multiple election-related policy debates still unresolved, Common Cause Minnesota today called on legislative leaders to prioritize transparency and pro-voter policies as the session wraps up. 

Common Cause Releases 2022 “Democracy Scorecard” Showing Growing Support in Congress for Democracy Reform

ST. PAUL, MN — As constituents evaluate the performance of their members of Congress, Common Cause released its 2022 “Democracy Scorecard,” a tracking resource with the positions of all members of Congress on campaign finance reform, ethics and transparency, and voting rights legislation. The fourth biennial scorecard is produced to help constituents hold their leaders in the 117th Congress accountable for passing common-sense legislation that preserves and strengthens our democracy.

CMD and Common Cause Minnesota File Complaint Against ALEC and ALEC Legislators for Illegal Campaign Scheme

Complaint to Minnesota Campaign Finance Board alleges that ALEC illegally gave sophisticated voter management campaign software linked to the RNC worth $3,000 to its state chairs, Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer and Rep. Pat Garofalo, and other ALEC members. Similar complaints are being filed with the IRS and in 14 other states.

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