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, 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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Monday, November 05, 2018
Supreme Court Rejects Appeal of DC Circuit Decision Upholding Net Neutrality Rules
Today, the United States Supreme Court rejected an appeal from the telecommunications industry seeking to vacate the D.C. Circuit’s 2016 decision to uphold the FCC’s 2015 net neutrality rules. The Supreme Court also declined to remove the precedential value of the D.C. Circuit’s 2016 opinion. The...
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Friday, November 02, 2018
Common Cause Celebrates U.S. District Court for Northern District of Georgia Order to Grant Emergency Relief to Georgia Voters, Ensuring Access to the Ballot in Midterm Election
Judge Eleanor Louise Ross of the U.S. District Court for Northern District of GA today ordered that Georgia voters whose registration applications had been left pending under Georgia’s “Exact Match” program are now allowed to exercise their right to vote in the midterm election on November 6. The...
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Friday, November 02, 2018
Common Cause Asks SCOTUS to Affirm Rucho North Carolina Redistricting Ruling
Common Cause today filed a motion to affirm Common Cause v. Rucho, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to agree with a trial court ruling that North Carolina’s congressional map is an illegal partisan gerrymander. If the Supreme Court decides to hear Common Cause v. Rucho, it could result in the first...
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Common Cause Files Brief in Challenge to Addition of Citizenship Question to 2020 Census
Today, Common Cause, joined by current and former elected and appointed Republican officials, filed an amici brief in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in support of the New York State’s challenge to the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. The brief...
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Thursday, October 25, 2018
New Report Examines 2018 Pro- Democracy Ballot Initiatives & Continued Momentum of Citizen-Driven Reforms
Today, Common Cause released a new report on more than two dozen ballot initiatives and state constitutional amendments to strengthen, and in some cases undercut, democracy that will be decided by voters at the state and local level in November. “ Democracy on the Ballot ” traces the growing...
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Thursday, October 04, 2018
Senate Is in No Position to Confirm Kavanaugh
Initial reports about the brief FBI investigation of sexual assault allegations reek of a whitewash as the Senate scrambles to fill the Supreme Court seat before facing voters in November. Combined with the abbreviated and inadequate document release of Brett Kavanaugh’s professional career and his...
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