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, January 17, 2018
Common Cause Urges Supreme Court to Reject Stay Request for Order to Redraw North Carolina Congressional Districts
Today, Common Cause filed a brief in Common Cause v. Rucho urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a stay request of a federal court ruling which ordered that the North Carolina Legislature redraw the state’s unconstitutionally gerrymandered congressional districts by January 24 . The U.S. District...
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Common Cause Prevails in Federal Court Challenge to North Carolina's Partisan Gerrymander
Today, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina unanimously struck down North Carolina’s partisan gerrymander of congressional districts by the state’s legislature in a challenge originally brought by Common Cause. The constitutional challenge, Common Cause v. Rucho, was...
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Friday, January 05, 2018
Common Cause Files Brief in Challenge to Outrageous Partisan Political Gerrymander of Pennsylvania Congressional Districts
Today, Common Cause filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in support of a challenge to the state’s extreme partisan political gerrymander. Despite a roughly equal split in votes between the parties in...
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
President Trump Shuts Down Pence-Kobach Election Integrity Commission
Statement By Common Cause President Karen Hobert Flynn: "This commission was flawed from the start, led by the wrong people pushing the wrong agenda. We are pleased that the commission has been dissolved, although we are not backing down from any of our efforts to ensure that every eligible...
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Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Common Cause Calls for Release of Fusion GPS Congressional Interview Transcripts & More Transparent Process
Today, Common Cause urged the three congressional committees that interviewed Fusion GPS employees to release transcripts of the testimony by the opposition research firm. The letters to the Senate Judiciary and the House and Senate Intelligence Committees come in the wake of a New York Times...
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Thursday, December 14, 2017
FCC Vote to Scuttle Net Neutrality Ignores the Public and the Public Interest
Donald Trump's Chairman, Ajit Pai, has recklessly ignored the tens of millions of Americans who know that affordable access to the Open Internet is essential to life in the 21st century. Today's vote is a body blow for self-expression and self-governance. And the tainted process of ignoring tens of...
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
FCC Vote Tomorrow Will Weigh the Public Interest Against Corporate Interests
This may well be the last gasp of the open internet, as big telecom’s majority as the FCC decrees instead the Gate-keeper’s Internet—a shadowy world of monopoly, commercialism, and conspiracy in restraint of democracy that totally subverts the promise of what might have been. Nationwide voters are...
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Friday, December 01, 2017
Flynn Plea an Encouraging Sign but Trump Administration Must Quit Obstructing the Investigation
The guilty plea of Michael Flynn to lesser charges is an encouraging sign that the investigation is continuing apace. The fact that he is not currently being charged with the rest of the laundry list of apparent violations that have come to light is a clear sign that he is cooperating with the...
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
FCC Scuttling of Net Neutrality Is Another Handout to Big Business at Expense of Consumers
The reckless wrecking ball strikes again. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s scorched-earth plan for net neutrality displays callous disregard for both process and substance. The Chairman’s plan to do away with net neutrality will be a disaster for consumers and yet another handout for big business. There can...
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Thursday, November 16, 2017
FCC Vote Kneecaps Local Media by Clearing Way for Massive Mergers like Sinclair-Tribune
Even for this craven FCC majority, today’s vote to bless more media consolidation represents an awful new low. The FCC just wiped away time-tested and common sense safeguards that promote vibrant local media by ensuring voters have access to competing sources of news. By blessing consolidation this...
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