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Media & Democracy 08.21.2023

Drama over snubs and no-shows hangs over CD1 debates

John Marion talks about the benefits of debates in the lead up to this September's special election.

Voting & Elections 08.17.2023

Spate of debates will give R.I. congressional candidates chances to carve off slices of support

Executive director John Marion talks about CD-1 debates, and why they benefit our democracy.

Voting & Elections 08.9.2023

Spate of debates will give R.I. congressional candidates chances to carve off slices of support

John M. Marion, executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island, said the busy debate schedule will give candidates lots of chances to secure chunks of support in what is expected to be a low-turnout special election.

Voting & Elections 06.8.2022

Governor McKee signs Let RI Vote Act into law

Today, Rhode Island Governor Daniel McKee signed the Let RI Vote Act into law. The changes will be in effect for the 2022 election.

Voting & Elections 05.17.2022

Rhode Island Expands Voter Access as Other States Pass Anti-Voting Laws

"Passage of The Let RI Vote Act is a watershed moment for voting rights in Rhode Island. This is the culmination of years of hard work by dozens of organizations and thousands of Rhode Islanders."

Money & Influence 04.25.2022

Rhode Island’s Political Spending Transparency Law Survives Supreme Court Challenge

The state’s groundbreaking 2012 law was the state’s response to the 2010 Citizens United decision. It requires groups spending to influence Rhode Island elections, independent of the candidates themselves, to report information about their donors who funded the advertising.

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