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Statement by Common Cause President Miles Rapoport on Senate Filibuster of Minimum Wage Legislation

As millions of Americans struggle to pay their bills and take care of their families in a rough economy, obstructionists in the Senate are continuing to exploit the filibuster rule to block debate on a proposed increase in the minimum wage.

Media & Democracy 12.5.2013

400,000 Join Chorus of Protest Against Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

As the Senate Judiciary Committee began scrutinizing the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger on Wednesday, 400,000 Americans already had signed petitions urging Washington to reject the deal.

Money & Influence 12.5.2013

Democracy Advocates Urge Shaheen, Brown to Get Serious About 'People's Pledge'

New Hampshire's U.S. Senate candidates need to stop playing political games and get serious about a joint effort to craft a "people's pledge" that would limit the influence of secret, big money donors in this year's campaign, democracy advocates Common Cause and Public Citizen said today.

Media & Democracy 12.5.2013

Common Cause Lauds FCC Moves to Bolster Independent, Local Media

The Federal Communications Commission has taken a welcome step to strengthen independent, locally-owned media, issuing new rules that begin closing loopholes broadcasters have used to cut costs and pad their profits by combining newsrooms and other operations, Common Cause said Monday.

Media & Democracy 12.5.2013

Proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal Is Affront to Public Interest

Regulators at the Federal Communications Commission should promptly and emphatically reject Comcast's proposed purchase of rival Time Warner Cable, Common Cause said today.

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.

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