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“Everybody’s organized but the people. Now it’s the citizens’ turn.”

— John Gardner, founder of Common Cause, in a 1972 speech

Though strategic campaigns at the national, state and local levels, Common Cause puts into practice our solutions for a democracy that works for everyone. Campaigns take our well-researched policy solutions and enact them into law through  grassroots organizing guided by our expertise in navigating the legislative system. With more than one million members and supporters across the country and in every congressional district, our membership gives us the political power to make game-changing reforms. 

Our state network means we have policy experts, lobbyists and grassroots organizers passing reforms on the state level. Time after time, state-level reforms become a model for national policies. We know what works to strengthen democracy, honed through decades of state reforms and national advocacy.

Our campaigners partner with local communities and engage Common Cause members, coalition partners, and other activists in building the public support to enact reforms that shift power to us, the people. We organize people from the left, right and center to embrace democracy reforms.

Our campaigns are nonpartisan: we do not support or oppose candidates or political parties — it is  our principles of strengthening democracy are what drives our work. But being nonpartisan does not mean being bipartisan: often the actions are not equal between parties, and we hold power accountable regardless of the party.

At Common Cause, we work every day for a democracy that works for everyone. That is a long term vision. It may start with passing a bill in one legislative session, but doesn’t stop there: we keep organizing, educating and engaging the public to win reforms, defend them from attacks from powerful special interests, and develop the solutions for tomorrow’s challenges.

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