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

Newswire article
Friday, March 27, 2020
Trump Campaign Threats Against TV Stations Airing Ads Critical of President Are Baseless Attempt to Intimidate
“The Trump campaign’s threat to revoke television station licenses for airing advertisements critical of the President’s actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic raises serious concerns that the President is potentially abusing his power to intimidate and retaliate against political opponents...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Congressional Coronavirus Response Makes Down Payment to Safeguard Elections as Well as the Economy
Congress’s revised Coronavirus emergency response package provides critical funds to address our public health crisis, offers a lifeline to struggling Americans, and makes a significant down payment toward safeguarding our democracy. Every American expects and deserves to have their vote counted...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
House Coronavirus Response Bill Takes Step to Safeguard Elections as Well as the Economy
The House Democrats’ Coronavirus emergency response bill introduced today takes vital steps to address the public health and economic emergencies and importantly takes steps to safeguard our democracy from this pandemic as well. Our elections are the lifeblood of our democracy, and every American...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
During COVID-19 State of Emergency, Transparency and Public Access to Government Proceedings Must Be Maintained
As public officials at every level of government wrestle with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, including implementation of social distancing measures that impact the public’s ability to attend government meetings and other proceedings, Common Cause encourages public officials to adopt...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
COVID-19 Prompts Common Cause Call For Temporary Postponement of Any In-Person Voting
The major disruptions to yesterday's elections caused by COVID-19 hammered home the need to retrench and take steps now to safeguard our democracy. To protect the safety of all voters and the integrity of our elections, Common Cause is now calling for a delay of any in-person voting for at least...
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Newswire article
Monday, March 16, 2020
As COVID-19 Spreads, Protecting Public Health And The Right To Vote Are Paramount
As the country continues to grapple with challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Common Cause encourages election officials and lawmakers to consider adopting emergency measures to protect public health and every Americans’ right to vote in the upcoming primary elections and the November general...
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Newswire article
Friday, March 13, 2020
FCC Must Fully Address Broadband Connectivity Needs During COVID-19 Pandemic
oday, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai launched the Keep Americans Connected Pledge in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Telephone and broadband service providers who sign the pledge agree for the next 60 days not to: (1) terminate service to any residential or small business customers due...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Super Tuesday in Texas: Why the Insanely Long Lines?
The Election Protection program in Texas was receiving reports of multi-hour wait times at poll sites all over Texas throughout the day yesterday. After polls closed, there were still people in line in a number of counties - Travis, Harris, Hay and several others - for hours. National media...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Common Cause Illinois: By Commuting Blagojevich's Sentence, Trump Once Again Swims in the Swamp He Promised to Drain
"While former Governor Rod Blagojevich will get to walk free, Illinois is still being held prisoner to the consequences of his long record of corruption, bribery, and abuse of power. President Trump’s commutation of Blagojevich’s sentence is the latest action by a lawless president to undermine...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Common Cause Condemns Trump Meddling with DOJ Recommendations for Roger Stone Sentencing
Today, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it will alter its sentencing recommendations for convicted felon and former Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone after an overnight Tweet by President Trump urging leniency . Stone was convicted by jury of multiple felonies related...
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