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Money & Influence 08.12.2019

ALEC in Texas: Undercovering the Influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in the Texas Legislature

Research and Reports

The report reveals which members of the Texas legislature have ties to ALEC and which recent state bills can be traced back to the organization. Additionally, the report documents how ALEC abuses its public charity status with the IRS, effectively making its corporate donors eligible for tax breaks for its funding of ALEC.

The Case for an Impeachment Inquiry of President Trump

Research and Reports

In this report, Common Cause lays out why the U.S. House of Representatives should start an impeachment investigation of President Trump.

Voting & Elections 07.9.2019

The Colorado Voting Experience: A Model That Encourages Full Participation

Research and Reports

Common Cause and the National Vote At Home Institute recommend that all states adopt reforms including same-day voter registration and early voting so that voters have sufficient and secure options to cast a ballot on or before Election Day.

Voting & Elections 06.1.2019

Delivering on Automatic Voter Registration’s Promise: Implementation Lessons from the States

Research and Reports

Automatic voter registration, as a policy, has captured the attention of U.S. lawmakers and democracy advocates. Building on the legacy of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, AVR has revitalized the ideal that voting in America should be a right — one that our government guarantees and facilitates, while ensuring a safeguarded system that we can all have faith in.

The For The People Act In The States

Research and Reports

Passage of the For the People Act (H.R. 1) through the U.S. House of Representatives was a historic victory for the people-led movement to create an American democracy where every voice is heard and every vote is counted. While work continues to move it through the Senate, many of the common-sense policies in the For the People Act are already in place and working in states across the country. This document shows where ten key reforms in the For the People Act have been passed and implemented at the state and local level.

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