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.

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Thursday, December 05, 2019
Common Cause Urges U.S. House Members to Pass Voting Rights Advancement Act
With a floor vote expected Friday, Common Cause and it’s 1.2 million members are strongly urging every member of the U.S. House of Representatives to vote “yes” on the Voting Rights Advancement Act (HR 4). In a letter to House Members, Common Cause emphasized the critical importance of updating the...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Trump & GOP Can’t Both Obstruct Impeachment Inquiry and Call it a “Witch Trial”
President Trump and his GOP apologists don’t get to have their cake and eat it too. After months of doing everything in their power to obstruct any investigation of presidential misconduct – particularly related to President Trump’s efforts to coerce and bribe the President of Ukraine to launch an...
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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Common Cause Delivers 98,000 Petitions Urging PBS to Air Impeachment Proceedings in Prime Time
Today, Common Cause delivered petitions from over 98,000 Americans to PBS urging the nation’s public broadcaster to televise the full impeachment hearings of President Trump in prime time. The petitions stress the importance of PBS airing the hearings in their entirety both live and again during...
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Thursday, November 07, 2019
Common Cause Increases Legal Expertise on Voting Rights Ahead of 2020 Election
With increased public scrutiny of the security, accessibility, fairness, and overall integrity of voting and elections as we approach 2020, Sylvia Albert joins Common Cause as its National Director of Voting & Elections. Albert brings more than a decade of professional experience in public...
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Newswire article
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Impeachment Inquiry Vote Will Determine Legacies of U.S. Representatives
Today’s vote is a defining moment for every member of the U.S. House of Representatives. History is watching as Republican Members will weigh the choice of casting a vote for their country or for their party. Amidst a growing list of witnesses testifying about shocking abuses of power by the Trump...
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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Common Cause Urges U.S. House Members to Pass SHIELD Act to Curb Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections
With a floor vote expected later today, Common Cause and it’s 1.2 million members continue to strongly urge every member of the U.S. House of Representatives to vote “yes” on the SHIELD (Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy) Act (HR 4617). In a Monday letter to...
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Monday, October 21, 2019
Citizenship Data Will Make Partisan Gerrymandering Much, Much Worse
Drawing electoral boundaries using only data for citizens over age 18 abandons constitutional principles of one person, one vote, relies on fundamentally faulty data and is part of a patently partisan plot to shift representation away from communities of color to areas where white populations live...
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Thursday, October 17, 2019
Common Cause Honors Four Defenders of Democracy
Today, Common Cause honors four “Defenders of Democracy” who have played pivotal roles in reshaping America’s legal landscape to address the scourge of partisan gerrymandering. As the 2020 Decennial Census and the ensuing 2021 redistricting cycle fast approach, Common Cause recognizes the efforts...
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Newswire article
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Trump Emoluments Clause Violations Compounded as he Awards G-7 to His Own Resort
President Trump’s contempt for the United States Constitution is laid bare again with the White House announcement that the G-7 Summit will be held at a Trump resort in Florida. If not stopped by the courts, the summit would represent yet another violation of the emoluments clause as the President...
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Thursday, October 10, 2019
Campaign Finance Charges Against Ukrainegate Figures an Encouraging Sign
The arrest and indictment of Soviet-born agents of Rudy Giuliani for illegally funneling foreign money into Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential run is an encouraging sign that the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York will enforce the laws even if Main Justice is run by Trump-apologist...
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