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
Thursday, July 09, 2020
Supreme Court Rejects Trump’s Arguments for Withholding Financial Records From NY Prosecutors and Congress
Today the Supreme Court reiterated that no one is above the law, including President Trump. The ability of Congress and state prosecutors to subpoena documents directly related to President Trump’s conduct running for and winning the presidency is vital to holding the president accountable for...
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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Senate Republicans Kill Measure to Require Reporting of Foreign Election Assistance Offers & Back Trump’s Excuses on Russia Bounties
Yesterday, Senate Republicans removed a measure from the intelligence bill that would have required presidential campaigns to report attempts or offers of foreign election interference to federal authorities and then defended President Trump’s excuses and refusal to act on U.S. intelligence reports...
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Newswire article
Friday, June 26, 2020
Common Cause Urges Congress to Pass D.C. Statehood Legislation
With a vote expected today, Common Cause is urging the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the "Washington, DC Admission Act" (HR 51) to give residents of the nation’s capital a full say in the governing of the nation. In a letter to every member of the House yesterday, Common Cause emphasized...
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Newswire article
Friday, June 26, 2020
Passage of Justice in Policing Act a Key Step to Rooting Out Systemic Racism in Law Enforcement
Every American deserves fair and impartial law enforcement, free of racial bias, but too many do not receive it. And too often racially biased law enforcement ends in tragedy. The Justice in Policing Act of 2020 is an important step in rooting out systemic racism in law enforcement and we commend...
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Newswire article
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Trump Executive Order to Police Social Media Is Blatant and Illegal Power Grab
Today, the President is expected to sign an Executive Order (EO) that attempts to police speech on social media platforms. The draft Executive Order comes after Twitter fact-checked inaccurate tweets from the President regarding processes for mail-in voting, despite the fact that Twitter enforced...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Vote Suppression Push Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic Condemned by Common Cause & Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Today, Common Cause and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law condemned recently announced plans by the Republican National Committee and outside groups to suppress the vote amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The group announced plans to double its litigation budget to $20 million to fight...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Common Cause Urges Congress to Prioritize Additional Census Funding & Further Examine Trump Administration Request for Census Data Delays
Today, Common Cause called on Congress to increase funding for the Census Bureau and the states to tackle the unprecedented challenges of conducting the Census during the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter also urges Congress to ensure Census Bureau funding is being used solely to compile critical data...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Key Democracy Issues Must Be Prioritized in Next COVID-19 Supplemental Funding Bill Common Cause Tells Congress
Today, Common Cause called on Congress to prioritize funding for key elements of our democracy in the next COVID-19 emergency supplemental appropriations bill (“CARES 2.0”). The letter urges every Member of Congress to designate sufficient funding in the stimulus package to secure essential pillars...
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Newswire article
Friday, May 08, 2020
Attorney General’s Decision to Drop Michael Flynn Prosecution Unprecedented & Further Grounds for Impeachment of William Barr
Attorney General William Barr is a cancer on justice in this nation. Americans expect and deserve an Attorney General who enforces the law impartially, not one who abuses his office to accommodate the whims of a President who believes he has unlimited power. Barr has turned a proud and honorable...
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Newswire article
Thursday, May 07, 2020
Common Cause Responds to FCC Enforcement Against Sinclair
Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission announced a $48 million civil penalty against Sinclair Broadcasting Group, the second largest media conglomerate in the nation. The fine is part of a consent decree closing three investigations including one where the FCC questioned whether Sinclair...
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