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

Newswire article
Thursday, January 16, 2020
GAO Report Citing Trump Administration for Breaking the Law Shows Courage in Face of White House Intimidation
Americans expect and deserve federal agencies that are able to do their jobs free of White House intimidation. Today’s GAO report is a simple interpretation of the law, stating that the White House broke the law by withholding congressionally mandated military aid for Ukraine. But it took courage...
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Newswire article
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Media Restrictions on Impeachment Trial Further Limits Transparency
Statement of Karen Hobert Flynn, President of Common Cause: Keeping reporters in pens and severely restricting their access to Senators comes across as nothing more than a blatant attempt to limit transparency and Member accountability in what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has billed as a...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Media Restrictions on Impeachment Trial Further Limits Transparency
Keeping reporters in pens and severely restricting their access to Senators comes across as nothing more than a blatant attempt to limit transparency and Member accountability in what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has billed as a show trial to ostensibly “clear” President Trump of any...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Willingness to Testify Highlights Need for Witnesses in Any Fair Impeachment Trial
Former Trump Administration national security advisor John Bolton’s willingness to testify highlights the need for witness testimony if the Senate is to hold a fair impeachment trial of Donald Trump. In the face of threats by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to move forward with the trial...
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Newswire article
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Common Cause Hails $425 Million Election Security Funding but Warns Much More Is Needed
At a time of deep partisan divide in Washington, Congress deserves credit for allocating significant additional resources for election security in the face of ongoing attacks on our election infrastructure by hostile foreign governments. This $425 million can be put to good use toward critical...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
In Wake of Trump Impeachment, Common Cause Urges Fair Trial in Senate
The impeachment of President Donald Trump was unfortunate but absolutely necessary to safeguard our democracy and curb the President’s ongoing and blatant abuse of the powers of his office. The American people deserve a president who puts what’s best for the nation before what’s best for them...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Common Cause Calls for Impeachment of Attorney General William Barr
Today, Common Cause called on the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach and the Senate to convict and remove Attorney General William Barr from office for obstruction of Congress, abuse of power and failing to faithfully execute his office. In a letter to every Member of Congress, Common Cause...
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Newswire article
Friday, December 13, 2019
Common Cause Presses House to Impeach and McConnell to Recuse from Senate Trial
Common Cause commends the House Judiciary Committee for approving two articles of impeachment against President Trump. These articles reflect the overwhelming evidence against President Trump that was collected despite obstruction of the investigation by the White House. We are disappointed that...
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Newswire article
Friday, December 06, 2019
Common Cause Lauds Passage of Voting Rights Advancement Act, Urges Senate to Follow Suit
Statement of Sylvia Albert, Common Cause Director of Voting & Elections: Our democracy can only be fulfilled when all eligible Americans have their votes counted and voices heard, and we commend the House of Representatives for passing the Voting Rights Advancement Act (HR 4) today to help stop...
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Newswire article
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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