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, February 17, 2021
Senate Subcommittees Consider Anti-Voting Bills ‘In the Dark’
Today, two special subcommittees of the Georgia Senate Committee on Ethics acted on legislation that would add new barriers to voting. The subcommittee meetings were held with little public notice, at 7:00 in the morning, and without video streaming. Statement of Aunna Dennis, Executive Director of...
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Friday, February 12, 2021
Common Cause Calls on Senators to Convict Donald Trump
Today, Common Cause called on every Member of the U.S. Senate to vote to convict former President Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection by a mob that stormed the United States Capitol, leaving five dead, in an attempt to stop certification of the legitimate election of Joe Biden as President...
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Tuesday, February 09, 2021
Common Cause Urges FCC To Reconsider Impact of Broadband Deregulation on Affordable Connectivity For Low-Income Households
Yesterday, Common Cause, along with the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society, the National Hispanic Media Coalition, New America’s Open Technology Institute, the United Church of Christ, OC Inc., and Free Press filed a Petition for Reconsideration with the Federal Communications Commission...
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Thursday, February 04, 2021
McCarthy & Republican Leaders Embrace Marjorie Taylor Greene & Anti-Democracy Forces
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and the House Republican Conference had a simple choice. They could side with democracy and common decency, or they could embrace racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, anti-immigrant, hate, violence, and the untethered conspiracy theories spewed by Rep...
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Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Filibuster Abuse Must End or Be Ended
Minority Leader McConnell’s (R-KY) decision to hold up the Senate’s organizing resolution over the filibuster rule was a trial balloon that failed. Americans voted for change and they expect the new President and the new Congress to address the pressing health, financial, structural racism, climate...
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Thursday, January 21, 2021
Common Cause Welcomes Jessica Rosenworcel as Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission
Today, President Biden designated FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to serve as Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission. Statement of Michael Copps, Former FCC Commissioner and Common Cause Special Adviser, “President Biden has appointed Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel as...
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument on Trump FCC Attempt to Greenlight Media Consolidation At Expense of Media Diversity
Today, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Prometheus v. Federal Communications Commission. The case addresses the question of whether the FCC properly concluded that deregulating media ownership rules would not harm its longstanding public interest goal of promoting media...
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Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Common Cause Calls on House to Swiftly Impeach Donald Trump
Today, Common Cause urged every Member of the U.S. House of Representatives to vote to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection by a mob that stormed the United States Capitol, leaving five dead, in an attempt to stop certification of the legitimate election of Joe Biden as the...
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Wednesday, January 06, 2021
Violence Will Not Alter Outcome of This Democratic Election
Americans have a right to peacefully protest. There is no place for violent protest in our democracy, especially when that violence attempts to block our governmental institutions from certifying our democratic election. Make no mistake, President Trump incited this violence in an attempt to...
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Tuesday, January 05, 2021
Trump and His Allies Cannot Ignore the Will of the American People
The American people voted in record numbers in 2020, and we chose a new President and Vice President. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in on January 20 th . The fact that Donald Trump and his supporters don’t like the outcome doesn’t change anything. They would like to ignore the will of...
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