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, November 10, 2020
Statement of Aunna Dennis, Executive Director of Common Cause Georgia
Yesterday, two US Senate candidates called for the resignation of Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, alleging “the management of Georgia elections has become an embarrassment for our state.” Both candidates will be participating in January 5, 2020 runoff elections. Statement of Aunna Dennis,...
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Newswire article
Thursday, November 05, 2020
Common Cause & National Lawyers’ Committee Call on Twitter to Suspend President Trump’s Twitter Account for Spreading Disinformation & Sowing Unrest
Today, Common Cause and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, called on Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to suspend the Twitter account of President Donald Trump for his repeated violations of Twitter’s Civic Integrity Policy by spreading disinformation about the 2020 Election to millions of...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
Every Vote Must Be Counted
In our democracy every vote counts and every vote must be counted. The will of the people is reflected in how we cast our ballots. Politicians do not get to decide whose votes will count and whose votes won’t count. We choose our politicians, they do not choose us. We knew coming into this election...
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Tuesday, November 03, 2020
Election Day Media Briefings with Common Cause
Today and tomorrow, Common Cause election experts will brief the media on what voters are experiencing in key swing states, based on the eyes and ears of the volunteers in our largest-ever voter protection field program. Right now thousands of nonpartisan poll monitors and social media monitors are...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Justice Amy Coney Barrett Must Recuse Herself from Any Election Litigation
Americans expect and deserve an impartial judiciary. Justice Amy Coney Barrett owes it to the American people to recuse herself from any litigation related to the 2020 Election. She would do grave harm to the integrity and reputation of the U.S. Supreme Court if she were to rule on any election...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Common Cause Condemns FCC Net Neutrality Remand Order
Today, the FCC majority voted to approve an Order on Remand responding to questions raised by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on the agency’s 2017 net neutrality repeal. The Court’s remand highlights the many serious questions the FCC ignored in 2017 when repealing net neutrality...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Rushed Confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett Damages Integrity of SCOTUS & McConnell-Led Senate
Tonight, under Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s direction, Senate Republicans did profound damage to the Senate and the Supreme Court of the United States. They subverted the serious and deliberative constitutional obligation that we (and many others) called on them to uphold just 38 days ago...
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Monday, October 26, 2020
Facebook Demands End to NYU Program That Has Exposed Social Media Giant’s Failures to Uphold Commitments to Safeguard Democracy
Facebook has demanded that New York University (NYU) shut down a research project that has been collecting data about the company’s ad-targeting practices. The NYU Ad Observatory, a project of the university’s engineering school, has recruited more than 6,500 volunteers - including many Common...
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Newswire article
Thursday, October 22, 2020
New Results: Common Cause Releases "Our Democracy 2020" Candidate Surveys
Common Cause today released the results of its Our Democracy 2020 candidate surveys. More than 200 candidates for Congress, including in certain swing House and Senate races, responded on how they promise to defend and strengthen our democracy. Respondents answered “yes” or “no” to 16 questions on...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
TODAY Election 2020 Media Briefing: Record Early Voting Despite Barriers
Today at noon ET, Common Cause election experts will brief the media on the record-setting early voting turnout that has occurred amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in key battleground states and without the mass disruption some have predicted. Early voting -- by mail and in-person -- has provided a...
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