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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

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.

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.

Money & Influence 12.5.2013

Common Cause Hails Rejection of Democratic Governors Challenge to Connecticut's Campaign Finance Laws

Common Cause and other campaign finance reform advocates have won an important victory in Connecticut, where a federal judge on Tuesday rejected a Democratic Party group's attempt to sidestep a tough state law on political spending

Money & Influence 12.5.2013

Proposal to Curb Outside Spending in Alaska's U.S. Senate Race is a Good Step but Must Get Sign On From All Candidates to be Effective

A proposal made today to curb outside spending in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race is an excellent way for candidates to reclaim control of their election contests, but it must be agreed to by all major candidates to be effective, Common Cause and Public Citizen said

Money & Influence 12.5.2013

Political Spending Amendment Will Protect Every American's Right to be Heard

A proposed constitutional amendment permitting new controls on political spending will restore free speech and “the voices of average, ordinary Americans in our elections,” Common Cause said today.

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