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Money & Influence 07.13.2021

NC organization pushes for campaign financing investigation into postmaster general

“When we have rules and guardrails and bright lines, we need to know when someone is crossing that bright line and potentially breaking the law,” said Common Cause NC Executive Director Bob Phillips.

DeJoy case reveals another scandal – a shortage of NC agents

Louis DeJoy of Greensboro, a major Republican donor and now the nation’s Postmaster General, is being reviewed by the FBI for possibly using “straw donors” to circumvent individual contribution limits in federal elections. Now the advocacy group Common Cause North Carolina is pressing Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman to open a state investigation.

Senators are helping pay Sen. Burr’s legal expenses. Here’s a closer look at the donors

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr is getting help paying his expensive legal bills related to a Department of Justice investigation for stock sales — and a lot of that assistance is coming from his Senate colleagues, according to documents filed with the Senate.

Voting & Elections 07.9.2021

NC played historic role in securing young Americans’ voting rights; legacy must continue

A half-century ago, our state played a historic role in securing the right to vote for young Americans. Our nation is stronger for it. Let’s keep that legacy alive today by empowering a new generation of voters and leaders.

Money & Influence 07.8.2021

Watchdog group asks Wake DA to investigate political contributions by former employees of Louis DeJoy

There has been renewed scrutiny of U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, as watchdog groups have identified irregularities in political contributions to former Gov. Pat McCrory and Sen. Thom Tillis.

Voting & Elections 07.4.2021

This July 4th, we face a new struggle for democracy

Bob Phillips, executive director of Common Cause North Carolina, said of those who would hinder democracy to hold onto their power, “There’s going to be a ferocious battle if they try anything that is going to damage the integrity of elections or make voting harder.”

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