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08.26.2018

Coalition Letters to ALEC Corporate Funders Over David Horowitz Involvement in ALEC

Common Cause joined more than 70 other government reform, civil rights, labor, environmental, and advocacy organizations urging some of the largest corporate funders of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to cut ties with the organization after ALEC gave hatemonger David Horowitz a platform at their recent conference to spread white supremacist, sexist, and racist ideas.

Money & Influence 08.6.2018

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

Research and Reports

The report reveals which members of the Louisiana 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.

Democracy Behind Bars

Research and Reports

How money in politics, felony disenfranchisement and prison gerrymandering fuel mass incarceration and undermine democracy.

Letter to Congress Requesting Oversight Hearings on the Trump Administration’s Dealings with ZTE, the Chinese government, and Ivanka Trump’s Chinese Trademarks

Letter to Government Officials

We respectfully ask you to hold oversight hearings to investigate the Administration’s interactions with ZTE and the Chinese government to determine if there were any laws and/or regulations that were broken.

Money & Influence 04.12.2018

DOJ & FEC Complaints Against President Trump, His Campaign & American Media Inc. for Illegal, Unreported $30K Coordinated Expenditure

Legal Filings

Common Cause filed complaints with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC), alleging reason to believe that President Trump, his 2016 presidential campaign, and American Media, Inc. (AMI) violated campaign contribution limits and reporting requirements through a December 2015 payment of $30,000 to a former doorman at a Trump property. The complaint alleges that the payment was made to squelch rumors of then-candidate Trump having fathered an illegitimate child with an employee at Trump World Tower in New York.

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