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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.

U.S. News & World Report: Ensure Everyone Is Counted

As Americans prepare for the 2020 census, there's a movement afoot that would negatively affect the count. The Trump administration wants to ask respondents about their citizenship or legal status on the census form, a query that in the context of today's supercharged immigration debates would lead millions of people – citizens and non-citizens – to ignore the form or return it blank.

The Hill: America needs a Census Bureau director who will count all fairly

Federal elections are the pillar of our national democracy, and the decennial census is the foundation for those elections and assuring that every person is counted accurately and has fair political representation. That makes the responsibility of the Census Bureau to carry out an accurate and fair census a critical charge. Everything from how we are represented in Congress to community resources for our schools, hospitals, and assistance to veterans depends on reliable and accurate census data.

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