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11.21.2019

Common Cause Calls for Impeachment & Removal of President Donald J. Trump

For nearly 50 years, Common Cause has been a nonpartisan advocacy organization strengthening the people’s voice in our democracy as well a good government watchdog highlighting the abuses of power by Republicans and Democrats alike. For the first time in its history, Common Cause is calling for the impeachment and removal from office of a sitting president. Common Cause documents its historic call in a new report recommending nine articles of impeachment against President Trump and the facts that support the articles.

Media & Democracy 11.19.2019

Common Cause Delivers 98,000 Petitions Urging PBS to Air Impeachment Proceedings in Prime Time

Today, Common Cause delivered petitions from over 98,000 Americans to PBS urging the nation’s public broadcaster to televise the full impeachment hearings of President Trump in prime time.

Voting & Elections 11.7.2019

Common Cause Increases Legal Expertise on Voting Rights Ahead of 2020 Election

With increased public scrutiny of the security, accessibility, fairness, and overall integrity of voting and elections as we approach 2020, Sylvia Albert joins Common Cause as its National Director of Voting & Elections. Albert brings more than a decade of professional experience in public interest law and public policy campaigns expanding ballot access, reducing barriers to participation, and combating voter intimidation among historically disenfranchised communities. She has also done extensive work on fair housing issues serving as a program analyst and an advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity in the Obama Administration.

11.4.2019

Files could expose gerrymandering schemes in several states

Impeachment Inquiry Vote Will Determine Legacies of U.S. Representatives

Today’s vote is a defining moment for every member of the U.S. House of Representatives. History is watching as Republican Members will weigh the choice of casting a vote for their country or for their party. Amidst a growing list of witnesses testifying about shocking abuses of power by the Trump administration and the president’s inner circle and seismic shifts in public disapproval of the president’s conduct, this is the first time many Members will be asked to cast a formal vote that will put them on the right—or wrong—side of history.

Common Cause Urges U.S. House Members to Pass SHIELD Act to Curb Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections

With a floor vote expected later today, Common Cause and it’s 1.2 million members continue to strongly urge every member of the U.S. House of Representatives to vote “yes” on the SHIELD (Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy) Act (HR 4617). In a Monday letter to Representatives, Common Cause emphasized that the critical legislation will help safeguard our elections from the very real and ongoing dangers of foreign interference in our elections.

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