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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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
DOJ Antitrust Attorneys Reportedly Recommend Agency Block T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
Today, reports indicate that the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division has recommended the agency move to block the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. The reports follow Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s recent announcement of his recommended approval of the merger. If approved by...
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Congress Must Hold Former White House Counsel Don McGahn in Contempt
Congress must hold former White House Counsel Don McGahn in contempt. McGahn’s refusal to testify is in deliberate defiance of a House Judiciary Committee subpoena, and he, and the White House, must be held to account. The Committee must move expeditiously to issue a contempt citation and the full...
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Newswire article
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Common Cause Indiana Files Challenge to Indiana’s Unconstitutional Absentee Ballot Signature Match Rejections
Today, Common Cause Indiana and several registered voters in Saint Joseph County – Mary Frederick, John Justin Collier, William Marks Jr., and Minnie Lee Clark – filed suit against Secretary of State Connie Lawson and members of the St. Joseph County Election Board for rejecting outright their...
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Russian Attacks on Florida County Voting Systems Must Be Countered with Action and Federal Funds
Floridians expect and deserve to know that state and federal officials are taking proper precautions to safeguard the integrity of election systems. As a perennial election battleground state, we know that we are and will remain a target. New revelations that not one, but two Florida county...
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Monday, May 13, 2019
Common Cause Files Petition to Deny Proposed Apollo-Cox-Northwest Broadcasting Merger
On Friday, Common Cause and Common Cause Ohio, joined by United Church of Christ, OC Inc. filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asking the agency to deny the proposed merger of Apollo Global Management, Cox Enterprises, Inc. and Northwest Broadcasting Inc. If approved,...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Despite Mitch McConnell, Congress Must Hold the Trump Administration Accountable
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may not be interested in holding the White House accountable, but it is imperative that Congress do so. Not only is it not time to “move beyond” the damning findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, it is time for the White House to begin complying...
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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Common Cause Wisconsin, Fair Elections Center & Others Challenge Wisconsin’s Requirements for Student IDs Used as Voter ID
Today, Fair Elections Center and Pines Bach LLP filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, on behalf of Common Cause in Wisconsin and individual plaintiff Ben Quintero, challenging Wisconsin’s unnecessary requirements for student IDs to qualify as voter ID...
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Newswire article
Monday, April 22, 2019
Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Partisan Census Citizenship Question Intended to Intimidate Immigrant Communities
Americans deserve a fair and accurate census that counts everyone in our nation as the U.S. Constitution dictates. The Supreme Court tomorrow will hear oral argument in a challenge to the blatantly partisan addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census form. Three federal courts have sided...
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Thursday, April 18, 2019
Americans Deserve Better Than A.G. Barr’s Attempt to Whitewash & Black-Out Mueller Report on Russian Attacks
Americans deserve better than a second attempt by Attorney General William Barr to whitewash the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russian attacks on the 2016 presidential election and subsequent attempts to obstruct the investigation through a so-called press conference...
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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Public-Interest and Consumer Groups Deliver 60,000 Petitions from People Opposed to T-Mobile’s Takeover of Sprint
More than 60,000 Americans registered their opposition to the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger in a new petition submitted to the FCC on Tuesday by Common Cause, Free Press, Communications Workers of America, Demand Progress Education Fund, and other public interest groups. Over the last several...
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