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Protesters in a Black Lives Matter march in Washington, D.C. on June 3, 2020. (Photo: Tasos Katopidis/Getty Images) News
Civil Rights Groups Urge Biden to Nominate Attorney General Dedicated to 'Bedrock Principle of Equal Justice'
"We need an attorney general... committed to ending discrimination; addressing white supremacy and hate violence; and advancing racial, gender, disability, ethnic, religious, immigrant, and LGBTQ justice."
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Wisconsin electors cast their votes for president in Madison on December 14, 2020. (Photo: Morry Gash/Getty Images) News
'The Will of the American People': Official Electoral College Vote Finalizes That Biden Won and Trump Lost
Despite a "cacophony of lies and disinformation" from the outgoing president, said one campaigner, the results are clear.
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Philadelphians held a rally at Independence Mall to celebrate President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election on November 7, 2020. (Photo: Cory Clark/NurPhoto via Getty Images) News
'A Win for Voters': Rights Advocates Celebrate After Appeals Court Rejects Trump's Attempt to Block Certification of PA Election Results
"The Trump campaign should end its pathetic and futile attempts to subvert democracy and ignore the will of the people."
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says goodby to members of a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee afters testifying during a hearing on June 16, 2020. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) News
FCC Accused of Prioritizing Corporate Interests Over Needs of American People by Doubling Down on Net Neutrality Repeal
"This remand order callously dismisses the valid concerns of public-safety officials, competitive broadband providers, and millions of disconnected low-income families who can't afford to get online."
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In response to Facebook's attempt to cancel a NYU research project that has been collecting data about the company's ad-targeting practices, Common Cause has launched a petition imploring the social media giant to "shut down disinformation on their platform—instead of trying to shut down the advocates and academics who are trying to expose it." (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) News
Watchdog Fights Back as Facebook Attempts to Shut Down Research Exposing 'Political Disinformation' in Ad Practices
"Rather than combat the rampant disinformation and hate on its platform, Facebook has decided to go after the people who are helping voters understand who is trying to influence their votes."
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So-Called 'Election Integrity' Panel in Pennsylvania Seen as GOP Trojan Horse to Help Trump Steal Election
State Democratic lawmakers called the situation "a national emergency" and said Republican efforts are a "dangerous threat to democracy."
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Common Cause called out Facebook's "pattern of making incremental concessions when its existing policies cause controversies and public outcry." (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) News
'Sewer of Political Disinformation': Facebook Slammed for Half-Measures and Dangerous Profiteering as Election Nears
Vow by social media giant to reject political ads that prematurely declare election winner slammed as 'another hollow gesture.'
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The man who identified himself as James Fortune, photographed on a fishing boat off Cape Hatteras. He asked to accompany an employee of a nonpartisan voter education organization on the day-long trip, claiming he was an experienced fisherman. It turns out Fortune appears not to be who he claims to be. (Photo courtesy of the employee) News
Right-Wing Operatives Accused of Trying to Entrap Progressive Pro-Democracy Groups in North Carolina to Undermine Their Election Work
"Common Cause may be the target, but the attack is on our democracy and on the right of every eligible voter to have a say in the future for our families, communities, and country."
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'What a Healthy Democracy Should Look Like': Connecticut Small-Dollar Campaign Program a Model for Restoring Power to the People
New report details how state initiative leveled the playing field for candidates and ultimately led to better legislative outcomes for communities.
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Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) remotely questions U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy during a hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on August 24, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images) News
'No Statute of Limitations for Felony' in North Carolina: Watchdog Group Files Official Complaint Demanding DeJoy Probe
"No one is above the law, no matter the size of their bank account."
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