Bob Edgar is President and CEO of Common Cause, one of nation’s most effective grassroots advocacy organizations working for democracy reform, with nearly 400,000 members and supporters, a strong presence on Capitol Hill, state chapters in 36 states, and four decades of experience and hard-won victories.
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Thursday, May 31, 2012
Florida's Disgraceful New Attack on Voting
Elected officials typically go out of their way to avoid alienating voters, particularly large and growing groups of voters. Most are deferential, some even pander.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Whose Side Is Your Senator On?
When a homeowner puts up a candidate's yard sign or slaps a bumper sticker on the family car, he or she risks alienating friends, neighbors, and even relatives who hold different views. Millions of us do it anyway. We're proud of our politics. We say "Good for you!" to those who disagree. We believe an honest exchange of ideas is vital to a vigorous democracy. But a big chunk of corporate America, led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, apparently lacks the guts to stand up for their beliefs .