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04.14.2017

More than 200 organizations oppose calls for new constitutional convention, warn of dangers

Today 230 national, state, and local groups are releasing a letter in opposition to calls to convene a new constitutional convention.

Maryland Legislature Rescinds Call for Dangerous Constitutional Convention in the Face of Nationwide Special Interests Push

Today the Maryland legislature voted to protect every Americans’ constitutional rights by rescinding its calls for a dangerous Article V constitutional convention. State lawmakers cited the threat of a “runaway convention,” which could result in major changes to the U.S. Constitution and its protections in a process bankrolled by special interests.

03.15.2017

New Mexico Legislature Rescinds Call for Dangerous Constitutional Convention in the Face of Nationwide Special Interests Push

Today the New Mexico Legislature rescinded its call for an Article V constitutional convention that was originally passed in the 1979. The state lawmakers recognized the threat of a “runaway convention” which could result in major changes to the U.S. Constitution and its protections in a process bankrolled by special interests.

Money & Influence 03.8.2017

Trump Urged by Religious & Secular Groups to Preserve Church & Charity Nonpartisanship

Today, 86 religious and secular groups urged President Donald Trump and members of Congress to preserve the Johnson Amendment to keep partisan politics out of 501(c)(3) organizations. The letter emphasized that for more than 60 years the tax code provision has protected the integrity and autonomy of religious and charitable sectors and safeguarded the boundary separating church and state.

02.8.2017

New Bills Introduced in Kentucky Could Lead to a Constitutional Crisis

As out-of-state special interest groups try to advance dangerous calls for a new constitutional convention, Common Cause Kentucky is urging the legislature to reject these measures.

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