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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Thursday, September 24, 2020
Facebook Ad Ban on Premature Election Victory Ads Is Yet Another Hollow Gesture
Today, Facebook announced it would reject political ads that claim victory for a political candidate in the 2020 election before the results are finalized. The pledge follows the social media giant’s pattern of making incremental concessions when its existing policies cause controversies and public...
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Friday, September 18, 2020
Honoring the Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Statement of Karen Hobert Flynn, President of Common Cause: Justice Ginsburg was a stalwart defender of our democracy and the rule of law. Throughout her term on the Court, she was a key voice in protecting all Americans’ rights and liberties. Justice Ginsburg was a champion for gender equality,...
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Friday, September 18, 2020
Common Cause Targeted—Democracy Attacked
Common Cause North Carolina and three of our allies there were targeted by a fake donor who attempted to get people on the record talking about ways to break election laws registering people not eligible to vote. He also attempted to introduce a fake volunteer to embed a spy in our midst. Once the...
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Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Common Cause NC Files Complaint Calling for Investigation of U.S. Postmaster Dejoy for Alleged ‘Straw Donor’ Scheme in North Carolina
U.S. Postmaster Louis DeJoy should be investigated immediately for an alleged campaign donation scheme that may have violated North Carolina law, according to a complaint filed today by Common Cause NC with the State Board of Elections and also sent to Attorney General Josh Stein requesting a...
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Monday, September 07, 2020
Postmaster Louis DeJoy Alleged to have Illegally Reimbursed Employees for Campaign Contributions
On Sunday, the Washington Post published a story alleging that US Postmaster Louis DeJoy had previously reimbursed private-sector employees for making political contributions. DeJoy is a longtime Republican megadonor and fundraiser , and led efforts to raise money for the 2020 Republican National...
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Thursday, September 03, 2020
Trump Call to Supporters to Vote Twice is a Felony for Inciting a Felony
Americans expect and deserve more from their President than statements urging his supporters to commit a felony by voting for him twice in the coming election. President Trump’s repeated requests to his followers to commit felonies are felony crimes themselves because he is inciting the commission...
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Monday, August 31, 2020
Common Cause Urges FEC Rulemaking to Prohibit Billionaires from Evading Limits on Contributions to Party Committees as Michael Bloomberg Did
Today, Common Cause filed comments urging the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to conduct a rulemaking proceeding in order to adopt a regulation to prohibit billionaires like Michael Bloomberg from evading federal law limits on contributions to party committees by routing funds through their own...
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Thursday, August 27, 2020
Common Cause Joins Suit Challenging President’s Executive Order to Police Speech on Social Media
Today, Common Cause joined Rock the Vote, Voto Latino, Free Press, and MapLight in filing suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California challenging President Trump’s ‘ Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship ,’ signed on May 28, 2020. The Executive Order (EO) seeks...
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Saturday, August 22, 2020
Common Cause Calls on the Senate to Join the House Passing the Delivering for America Act
Today the House of Representatives passed the Delivering for America Act, H.R. 8015 to halt changes to U.S. Postal Service operations and provide $25 billion in emergency funding during the COVID-19 pandemic. Common Cause’s President, Karen Hobert Flynn released the following statement: “We applaud...
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Friday, August 21, 2020
Indiana’s Absentee Ballot Signature Match Process Ruled Unconstitutional in Common Cause Challenge
Ahead of an expected dramatic increase in mail ballots in the 2020 general election, Indiana’s signature matching process for absentee ballots was ruled unconstitutional today in Frederick v. Lawson , a case brought by Common Cause Indiana and several Indiana registered voters. Under the flawed...
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