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 12, 2021
For the People Act (S. 1) Heads to Full Senate
Wednesday, the Senate Rules Committee took a historic step in considering the For the People Act (S. 1), comprehensive legislation to protect our freedom to vote, ensure that our voices are heard by preventing billionaires from buying our elections, and enable us to elect leaders who represent our...
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Friday, May 07, 2021
Deadlock at Broken FEC Fails to Enforce Rule of Law on Trump-Daniels Violations
In reaction to Republican commissioners on the Federal Election Commission ( FEC) blocking the enforcement of clear campaign finance violations by former President Trump first raised in Common Cause complaints , Paul S. Ryan, Common Cau se ’s Vice President for Policy & Litigation, issued the...
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Wednesday, May 05, 2021
Facebook Oversight Board Upholds Temporary Suspension of Trump, Exposes Flaws in Platform’s Content Moderation Policies
Today, the Facebook Oversight Board announced its decision to uphold Facebook’s suspension of former U.S. President Donald Trump. Facebook’s decision to indefinitely suspend Trump’s account followed the former president’s actions, utilizing the platform to incite the violent and deadly January 6...
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Monday, April 26, 2021
Census Apportionment Totals Released, Sets Redistricting Cycle in Motion
Today, the Census Bureau released apportionment data, which determines the number of representatives in the House of Representatives for each state and the Electoral College. Undoubtedly, this census endured unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, which disrupted, delayed, or canceled...
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Thursday, April 01, 2021
Supreme Court Defers to FCC Authority in Media Ownership Case But Leaves Door Open For Future FCC To Protect The Public Interest
Today, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Federal Communications Commission v. Prometheus Radio Project upholding the FCC’s 2017 Order to roll back several of its media ownership rules. The rules prohibit a single entity from owning too many newspaper, radio, and television...
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Thursday, March 25, 2021
Manchin Reaffirms His Commitment to Protecting Voting Rights & Strengthening Democracy
We appreciate that Senator Joe Manchin reaffirmed his commitment to protecting voting rights & strengthening our democracy with big bold reforms today. On behalf of our 1.5 million members and activists, including thousands in West Virginia, we look forward to working with Senator Manchin and...
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Thursday, March 18, 2021
Georgia Murders Point to Growing Incidence of Hate Crimes & Domestic Terrorism
Our hearts today are with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, particularly here in Georgia. We know that this type of crime is often intended to intimidate an entire community. Asian women in Georgia have a very powerful and visible voice -- and we cannot allow it to be silenced. We...
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Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Senate Focuses on Safeguarding Democracy with For the People Act
All Americans deserve to have their voices heard and votes counted, regardless of the size of their wallets or the color of their skin. However, for far too long, special interests, the ultra-wealthy, and corporate lobbyists have had a megaphone, and vote suppressors' continued efforts to silence...
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Friday, March 12, 2021
Newly Introduced SB7: Blatant Attack on Texans’ Voting Rights
Last month, Governor Abbott designated “election integrity” an emergency item, allowing the legislature to prioritize bills within that topic. After weeks of vague reports of an omnibus bill being in the works - Senate Bill 7 was introduced late last night. At first glance, some of the most highly...
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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Common Cause Files Complaint Urging DOJ Investigation of Trump Interference in Georgia Vote Counting
A month after Common Cause Georgia called on Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to refer to the federal DOJ his investigation of President Donald Trump’s January 2nd phone call with Raffensperger, Common Cause has filed its own complaint with the DOJ. The complaint, filed today , urges the DOJ...
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