Common Cause

Common Cause

Common Cause is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization founded in 1970 by John Gardner as a vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to hold their elected leaders accountable to the public interest.

Releases by this organization

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Thursday, August 15, 2019
Common Cause Lauds Court’s Decision in Historic Georgia Election Security Case
Today United States District Court Judge Amy Totenberg issued a preliminary injunction in Curling v. Raffensperger preventing the state of Georgia from continuing to use its insecure paperless voting machines in elections after 2019. The lawsuit challenged the state’s use of the Accuvote TS voting...
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Monday, August 12, 2019
New Report Exposes ALEC’s Influence in Texas
Just days before the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) annual meeting in Austin, Common Cause and the Center for Media and Democracy released a new report uncovering the recent influence of the secretive special interest lobbying group in the Texas legislature. ALEC is a national...
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Friday, August 02, 2019
DOJ and FEC Complaints Filed Against Kris Kobach and We Build the Wall, Inc. for Illegal Campaign Solicitation
Today, Common Cause filed complaints with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging reason to believe that solicitations for campaign contributions to former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s Senate campaign distributed by We Build the Wall, Inc...
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Friday, July 26, 2019
DOJ Shirks Antitrust Enforcement Authority, Approves Anticompetitive T-Mobile-Sprint Merger
Today, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) approved the $26 billion merger of T-Mobile Inc. and Sprint Corporation. As part of the approval, T-Mobile and Sprint have agreed to sell assets to Dish Network including Sprint’s prepaid services, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, and new spectrum...
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Thursday, July 18, 2019
DOJ Releases Strong Evidence of Trump’s Campaign Finance Violations But No Explanation of No Charges
The evidence released today by the Department of Justice (DOJ) by order of a judge strongly suggests that Donald Trump violated campaign finance laws in the closing weeks of his presidential run in 2016. Previously we had only Michael Cohen’s word that Trump had committed felony campaign finance...
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Common Cause Launches Campaign to Get Presidential Candidate on the Record About Democracy Reforms
Today, Common Cause is launching a new effort to ensure voters’ right to know where presidential candidates stand on practical solutions to the challenges facing our democracy. The Our Democracy 2020 campaign will focus getting every presidential candidate in the Democratic and Republican primaries...
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Thursday, July 11, 2019
Trump’s Ploy to Rig 2020 Census is Illegal
Any action by President Trump to add the citizenship question to the 2020 Census is an illegal, desperate, and ill-fated attempt to further undermine a fair and accurate national headcount. Judges in New York, California, and Maryland, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court, have already rejected the...
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Wednesday, July 10, 2019
New Common Cause Site Tracks Which Members of Congress Have Actually Read the Mueller Report
Common Cause is tracking which members of Congress have read, or not read, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian attacks on the 2016 presidential election. The new easily searchable “Will Congress Act?” website ( willcongressact.org ) allows people to see whether their Members have...
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Wednesday, July 03, 2019
Caught Lying: Trump Administration Drops Citizenship Question from Census
Yesterday's decision by the government to move forward with printing the 2020 Census forms without the citizenship question is a victory for a fair and accurate 2020 Census count. The Trump administration’s lies about the need for a citizenship question were suspect from the outset but they were...
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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Common Cause Hails Vital House Vote, Urges Senate to Take Up Election Security
“Today’s passage of the bipartisan SAFE Act in the House is a large critically important step toward safeguarding our elections. It is now up to the Senate to pass strong election security legislation. Our election systems have been breached by a hostile foreign power. Those attacks continue to...
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