Common Cause

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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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Census Ruling a Victory for Equal Representation
Today’s District Court ruling is a victory for equal representation for every resident of the United States. Americans expect and deserve a fair and accurate census and the removal of the citizenship question will help ensure that occurs. The citizenship question would have driven down...
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Friday, January 04, 2019
For the People Act (HR 1) Offers Congressional Answers to American Electorate’s Demands for Democracy Reforms
Americans across the country have been demanding and passing democracy reforms at the state and local level, and they expect the same from their representatives in Congress. The opportunity to move a series of hearings and a mark-up of the For the People Act (H.R. 1) marks the first viable move in...
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Friday, December 21, 2018
Whitaker Refusal to Recuse & Pattern of Trump A.G. Choices Emphasize Need for Congressional Oversight
Americans expect and deserve a Department of Justice (DOJ) that is above reproach. But President Trump continues to select Attorneys General who agree with his skewed worldview that he is above the law. This hammers home the need for Congress to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s...
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Michael Cohen Sentence Shows Seriousness of the Crime and Clear Links to President Trump
Today’s sentencing of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen speaks to the seriousness of the crimes committed, which is why we filed complaints with the Department of Justice alleging these violations earlier this year. Our complaints also alleged that then-candidate Donald Trump violated campaign...
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Friday, December 07, 2018
New A.G. Nominee William Barr Must Publicly Commit to Not Interfere with Mueller Investigation
If William Barr is to be confirmed as Attorney General of the United States, he must make a public commitment not to interfere in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Barr must commit to safeguarding the investigation as the president has not been shy about pressuring members of his...
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Thursday, November 15, 2018
Court Permits Broward County to Proceed Vote Counting
Today a judge in Florida denied Rick Scott’s senatorial campaign’s request to prevent timely-cast ballots from being counted in Broward County. That came after a judge allowed the League of Women Voters of Florida and Common Cause Florida to enter a lawsuit for the purpose of ensuring that every...
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Common Cause, North Carolina Democratic Party, Individual Voters Sue in State Court Over Partisan Gerrymandering of General Assembly
Today, Common Cause, the North Carolina Democratic Party, and a group of individual North Carolina voters are suing the state of North Carolina over the partisan gerrymandering of legislative maps for both chambers of the North Carolina General Assembly. The lawsuit, which was filed in the Wake...
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Friday, November 09, 2018
Hundreds of Protests Nationwide Call for Protecting Mueller Russia Investigation & Recusal of Acting A.G. Whitaker
Tonight, in hundreds of cities and towns across the nation, hundreds of thousands of Americans took to the streets in protest to defend Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russia’s attacks on the 2016 presidential race. Protesters demanded that the investigation proceed without...
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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
New Attorney General Must Publicly Commit to Not Interfere with Mueller Investigation
Whoever becomes the next Attorney General of the United States -- whether acting or permanent -- must make a public commitment not to interfere in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Jeff Sessions is an attorney general whose nomination Common Cause opposed and whose actions in the...
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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
2018 Midterms: What Voters Said About Our Democracy
Voters sent several strong messages last night. Democracy is about people, and President Trump’s power must be checked. Democrats won the gavel in the House of Representatives, despite significant structural disadvantages posed by gerrymandering that limited the number of seats they won. With the...
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