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Money & Influence 01.10.2019

“Testing the Waters” or Diving Right In?: How Candidates Bend and Break Campaign Finance Laws in Presidential Campaigns

This report is part of Common Cause’s 2020 Candidate Watch project, through which Common Cause will watchdog compliance with and enforcement of important campaign finance laws in the 2020 presidential election.

Voting & Elections 11.6.2018

The Colorado Voting Experience: A Model That Encourages Full Participation

Common Cause and Vote@Home are releasing the Executive Summary of a new report that will be completed after all election data is in.

Democracy On The Ballot

The people-led movement to strengthen our democracy continues as voters in 17 states consider over two dozen ballot measures dealing with money in politics, voting rights, redistricting, and ethics in November 2018. Common Cause's "Democracy On The Ballot" gives an overview of these measures, along with Common Cause's endorsement or opposition statement.

Money & Influence 08.6.2018

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

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.

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