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04.26.2018

USA Today Op-Ed: Facebook apologies aren't enough. The whole Internet needs a privacy overhaul.

For years, companies have failed to adequately protect our personal data, and our weak privacy laws have paved the way for this to happen. It’s high time to put consumer privacy ahead of corporate greed.

04.24.2018

Newsweek: Will This Case Bring 'Dark Money' Into the Light?

“It illustrates how long it takes to get to this point,” Paul S. Ryan, vice president of policy and litigation at Common Cause, a non-partisan good government group, told Newsweek. “You really have to exhaust all your remedies.”​

04.24.2018

Salon: Will dark money swamp the blue wave? Democrats’ fundraising lead could be deceptive

"If you want to fly under the radar and operate a dark-money group and raise tens of millions of dollars and spend it in the 2018 election, you could do that," Paul Seamus Ryan, vice president of policy and litigation at Common Cause, said, "and no one will know about it until you start making ad buys. Even then, they won’t know where you got the money or how much you have left in the bank.”

04.20.2018

McClatchy: Senators worry Koch brothers have too much influence in Trump administration

But Stephen Spaulding, chief of strategy at Common Cause, a government watchdog group, said the Koch brothers go far beyond what other groups do in sheer scope, especially with the amount of money spent and number of people involved. “It’s clear they are doing whatever they can to take advantage of the political dynamics to ram their agenda through,” Spaulding said.

04.11.2018

USA Today Op-Ed: Bust the budget then vote to balance it: GOP’s shameless bid to shred safety net

At a time when our constitutional values and rights are already being questioned and challenged by the Trump administration, the last thing Americans need is another effort to undermine the integrity of our Constitution.

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