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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Friday, June 23, 2017
Common Cause Praises Senate Intelligence Committee Investigation into Russian Cyber Attacks on US Elections; Urges Action to Prepare for Future Threats
Today, Common Cause praised the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for its investigation into the Russian government’s cyber attacks on the U.S. election infrastructure and urged the Committee to make recommendations which would safeguard the United States from future attacks. “Our...
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Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Comey Statement Makes Clear Trump Attempted to Interfere with Russian Investigation
The conduct of President Trump outlined in the opening statement James Comey will deliver tomorrow is an absolutely unacceptable abuse of power and reeks of obstruction of justice, which are impeachable offenses. If obstruction of justice is not already a major focus of the ongoing investigations,...
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Monday, May 22, 2017
White House Blocks OGE’s Ability to Enforce Ethics Rules
The White House move to block the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) from collecting waivers granted by Trump Administration nominees to work in fields where they recently lobbied is an outrage and part of a disturbing pattern. OGE was created in the wake of the Watergate scandal to monitor ethics...
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
FCC Proposal Would Gut Open Internet
I've never heard such a bunch of spurious arguments, distorted history, and just plain rubbish as Chairman Pai and his big industry allies have put forth to sustain their totally untenable argument against an open internet. Today's proposal, if approved, will cut the open internet off at the knees...
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Monday, May 08, 2017
Sinclair-Tribune Merger a Blow to Nation's Civic Dialogue
Sinclair's acquisition of Tribune Broadcasting is expected and disappointing. Expected because the new FCC majority is foaming at the mouth to rubber stamp more massive media mergers; and disappointing because Sinclair is not known for the best journalism in the land, to put it mildly. Our nation’s...
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
New “State of the Swamp” Report Focuses on Trump’s First 100 Days
President Trump “has presided over the most corrupt first hundred days in the history of the American presidency,” Common Cause asserts in a report released today. “State of the Swamp: Ethics In President Trump’s First 100 Days,” details a long, jarring list of the new administration’s ethical...
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Monday, April 24, 2017
FCC Chairman Pai Abandoning Diversity Advisory Committee: Statement of Michael Copps
It is unnecessary and harmful for Chairman Pai to replace the FCC's Diversity Advisory Committee, which for years drew on the expertise of diversity experts to generate valuable and vetted proposals to advance important diversity initiatives. Commission leadership from both parties too-often...
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Monday, April 24, 2017
House Oversight Committee’s Request of Trump Documents Encouraging but America Needs More
The House Oversight Committee has requested information from President Trump’s lawyer concerning the “implementation and timing of the Trump Organization’s announced plans to donate profits of foreign government payments to the U.S. Treasury.” The U.S. Constitution forbids government officers from...
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
Federal Communications Commission Votes Push Monopolist Agenda
Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to entrench monopoly in broadcasting and business broadband. The FCC majority eliminated price restraints on Business Data Services (BDS), allowing incumbent carriers to charge exorbitant rates on small businesses across the country. In a separate...
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Friday, April 14, 2017
In Their Own Words: Common Cause Members on Why They are Attending Tax Day March to Demand Trump Tax Returns
Common Cause members will be joining Tax Marches from coast to coast on Saturday to demand that President Donald Trump release his taxes. Tens of thousands of Americans are expected to attend more than 100 marches taking place across the country to express their outrage that the President refuses...
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