Take Action

Get Common Cause Updates

Get breaking news and updates from Common Cause.

Our Campaigns

Get involved in pro-democracy campaigns in Rhode Island


Learn how you can do more to strengthen democracy.

Support Our Movement

Make a contribution to support Common Cause today.

Find Your State

News Clips

Read the latest news clips featuring Common Cause Rhode Island.

  • Filter by Issue

  • Filter by Campaign

Money & Influence 06.25.2018

Trillo says pro-Fung billboards violate campaign-finance law HIDE CAPTION Cranston Mayor Allan Fung has been accused of violating campaign finance law in connection with digital billboards in North Providence endorsing his candidacy for governor. [The Providence Journal, file / Glenn Osmundson]

Fung’s campaign for Rhode Island governor violated campaign finance law by using digital billboards in North Providence touting his candidacy and not reporting it in campaign finance documents, independent gubernatorial candidate Joe Trillo said Monday.

Voting & Elections 06.18.2018

Fung Facing Elections Board Complaints By Raimondo, Morgan & Common Cause

Two rivals of GOP gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung, Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo and Republican Patricia Morgan, filed complaints Monday against Fung with the state Board of Elections about questions surrounding Fung's campaign headquarters in Cranston. The non-partisan good government group Common Cause of Rhode Island also filed a complaint against Fung.

Money & Influence 06.18.2018

Raimondo, Morgan to file elections complaints over Fung’s free use of campaign office

Gov. Gina Raimondo and Rep. Patricia Morgan, who is challenging Cranston Mayor Allan Fung for the Republican nomination for governor, both plan to file complaints with the state Board of Elections, alleging that Fung’s free use of office space at Cranston’s Chapel View amounts to an illegal campaign contribution from the Carpionato Corp. Common Cause Rhode Island has also filed a complaint.

Money & Influence 06.3.2018

First Amendment: 38 Studios debacle is R.I.’s Watergate

The 38 Studios debacle might not have produced a constitutional crisis or a legal battle (over the Nixon White House tapes) that went all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States. But Curt Schilling’s ill-fated video-game venture certainly produced a monumental crisis here in Rhode Island

Money & Influence 05.25.2018

Opposition Accuses Biomass Developer of Pay to Play

Environment leaders are uniting against a potential wood-burning power plant as accusations of political pay to play intensify. John Marion, executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island, was the only non-environmental speaker at a May 22 rally outside the Statehouse.

Money & Influence 05.22.2018

Activists rally against bill that would allow energy incentives for biomass

In her first public remarks on state legislation that would extend a key renewable energy incentive to the burning of wood waste to generate electricity, Gov. Gina Raimondo on Tuesday acknowledged environmental groups’ opposition to the measure but refrained from taking a position herself.

Join the movement over 1 million strong for democracy

Join us: Americans deserve open, honest, accountable government.