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Money & Influence 09.25.2018

Washington Post v. McManus

Legal Filings

In August 2018, the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun and other local newspapers sued the state of Maryland challenging the constitutionality of the state’s recently-enacted campaign finance disclosure law that requires certain "online platforms" to collect and make available to the public information about groups and individuals that pay to place political ads on such online platforms.

09.18.2018

Amicus Brief in support of the Clean Missouri ballot initiative

Legal Filings

Common Cause and three Republican current and former state senators filed an amicus brief in the Western District Court of Appeals of Missouri in support of Amendment 1, the Clean Missouri-supported constitutional amendment to make government more responsive to the people. The brief argues that Amendment 1 contains commonsense and nonpartisan good government reforms that the people of Missouri should have the opportunity to vote on in November.

Media & Democracy 09.13.2018

Close The Digital Divide, Protect The Lifeline Program

Letter to Government Officials

We urge you to reject the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) new proposals that will debilitate the Lifeline program

Common Cause Urges South Carolina to Evacuate Prison Inmates in Path of Hurricane Florence

Letter to Government Officials

Common Cause urges you to begin the immediate evacuation of all incarcerated individuals under your care that are in Hurricane Florence evacuation zones.

Ten Principles for Reforming the Rules of the House of Representatives

Coalition Statement

The following recommendations to reform the rules of the House of Representatives will do much to restore the capacity, incentives, and capability of representatives to fulfill their roles as legislators.

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