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Voting & Elections 12.5.2013

Congress, President Must Staff Election Assistance Commission

Congress and President Obama should work quickly to fully staff the federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC), a 12-year-old bipartisan panel created to help states meet voluntary standards for administering elections, Common Cause said today.

Voting & Elections 12.5.2013

Commission Delivers Bipartisan Blueprint for Upgrading Elections

President Obama's Commission on Election Administration has given the White House, Congress and state leaders a much-needed blueprint for repairing and modernizing the broken machinery of our elections, Common Cause said today.

Money & Influence 12.5.2013

Shareholders and Activists Protest Duke Energy's Political Spending, Environmental Record

Political spending, including more than $1.1 million spent in support of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has become a focal point in the debate over how to pay for cleaning up the Dan River coal ash spill and better protect the public against future spills

Money & Influence 12.5.2013

Reformers Urge Democratic Governors to Withdraw Challenge to Connecticut's Campaign Finance Law

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, head of the DGA, the organizations asserted that a lawsuit filed by the DGA last week puts the governors in league with efforts “by the conservative majority on the Supreme Court to eviscerate campaign finance laws


Common Cause Mourns Passing of National Board Member Butler Derrick

Despite Filibuster Reform, U.S. Senate Remains Jammed with Record Number of Stalled Executive Branch Nominees, Report Shows

Six months after adopting filibuster reforms intended to break its chronic partisan gridlock, the U.S. Senate remains largely dysfunctional, with a record number of President Obama’s executive branch nominees stuck on its calendar

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