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Hitting the Hill for Public Financing

An amazing group of Common Cause volunteers, the DC Connection, went to Capitol Hill today to continue the proud tradition of the ‘Citizens’ Lobby;’ I was lucky enough to go along. We met with staffers for Reps. Bruce Braley (IA-1), John Sarbanes (MD-3), and Jared Huffman (CA-2) to discuss the Government By the People Act […]

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Initiative Process Under Assault

The Colorado General Assembly is trying to take away the initiative process for grassroots groups, but leave it in place for the wealthiest interests.  This is unacceptable. Time and time again, the citizens of Colorado have had to use the initiative process when the legislature would not act. Campaign finance reform, ethics in government, the […]

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Jewish Center Shooter Had a Long History of Hate

Frazier Glenn Cross, the man charged with gunning down three people on Sunday outside a Jewish Community Center and a Jewish assisted living facility, had a long record as a purveyor of hate. Nearly three decades ago, Cross – then known as Frazier Glenn Miller – was the subject of a Common Cause Magazine story […]

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Dollarocracy

Let me introduce you to John Nichols, acclaimed journalist and author of Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America. John is teaming up with Common Cause Massachusetts in Cambridge on March 10 at 5:30 pm to discuss the problems plaguing our democracy and to help us raise money to fix them. It’s sure to […]

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Heather McGhee Will Succeed Miles Rapoport at Demos

A tip of the hat and a round of applause this morning for Heather McGhee, named new president of Demos. She will succeed Miles Rapoport, who is leaving Demos in early March to become president of Common Cause. As Demos’ vice president for policy and outreach, McGhee has been a key player in its growth […]

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