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Thank your Senator for working to close the LLC Loophole!

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Please tell your Senator that you appreciate that they are a co-sponsor of S60B, taking action to close the LLC Loophole.

Call Rep. Tim Brown at (614) 466-8104 Today!

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Committee, and tell him to oppose SB 296.

Tell us your story!

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Ask Your Representative: Attending ALEC?

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The American Legislative Exchange Council--more commonly known as ALEC--is holding their annual meeting in Denver from July 19 to 21. Ask your Colorado state legislators if they will be there.

Government of, by, and for the People

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Thank Gov. Brown for his leadership on voting rights

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This past weekend, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1461 and SB 439!

Reform the Electoral College with National Popular Vote

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Tell Cory Gardner: Do Your Job!

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We're tired of hearing the Senate's excuses for denying fair consideration to President Obama's Supreme Court nominee. As your elected representative in Washington, Senator Cory Gardner needs to hear from you right now.

Join the Election Protection Team!

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Common Cause in Connecticut is training poll monitors to put the ground at polling places on Election Day, November 3, 2015. We are setting up webinar trainings for shortly before Election Day. Sign up to join us and protect our votes!

Make sure every eligible Connecticut voter has the opporuntiy to vote.

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BREAKING NEWS: The Department of Justice has found that Connecticut DMVs have failed to fully comply with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).

Pick up the phone for democracy

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This is our biggest shot yet at raising the debate about money in the political process and a big reform that can rein it in.

Thank your legislators who rescinded the call for a Constitutional Convention!

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Tell FSU to Stop Undue Influence by the Kochs

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A student report on the influence of the Charles Koch Foundation reveals new and existing threats to FSU's academic integrity in the form of weak or unenforced donor policy. They also reveal evidence of faculty censorship and intimidation.

Pledge to mark "YES" for the Hawaii Election Campaign Fund on your Income Tax Return

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Take the pledge to mark "YES" for the Hawaii Election Campaign Fund on your state income tax return.

Pledge to Share the Online Voter Registration System!

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Take the pledge today - share the new OLVR website with three friends or family members.

Will you join us for Fair Elections Ward Nights?

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This issue is too important for elected officials to sit on the sidelines. Can we count on you to join us for a meeting with your alderman next month?

Pass SB250 for Automatic Voter Registration!

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In 2012 over a million eligible voters could not vote because of registration issues. Automatic Voter Registration (SB 250), will ensure that every eligible voter can cast their ballot. Contact your Senator today and tell them you support SB250!

Voter Empowerment Pledge

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Bills that will expand voting rights are being considered in Springfield right now. These bills will increase voter registration and participation throughout the state, particularly among minority and younger voters.

Tell Lawmakers You're More Committed to Voting Rights Than Ever!

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Governor Rauner vetoed Automatic Voter Registration, but the fight for voting rights continues. Tell lawmakers that you're more committed than ever to fight for voting rights!

Tell Lawmakers to Cosponsor the Fair Elections Act!

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The time has come to get big money out of politics in Illinois. Sign the petition today and tell your State Senator and Representative to support the Fair Elections Act!

Redistricting Reform Study Committee

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Request for members to contact the legislative leadership to thank them for supporting HB1003 and to ask them to appoint lay members to the committee who are recommended by the Indiana Coalition for Independent Redistricting

Demand a vote on Disclosure and AVR this session!

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Join us in urging the Massachusetts legislature to make sure campaign finance disclosure and automatic voter registration get to the Governor's desk this session!

Tell your legislator: Close the secret spending loophole!

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Send a message your representatives on Beacon Hill! Tell them to pass legislation to close the new secret spending loophole in Massachusetts!

Tell your legislator to cosponsor Automatic Voter Registration

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This is the next step in voting rights. Automatic Voter Registration is a proactive reform that's proven to engage more citizens in our political process.

Let's Bring Automatic Voter Registration to Massachusetts!

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Tell your representatives on Beacon Hill - it's time for automatic voter registration in Massachusetts!

Tell The Howard County Council to Finalize the Citizens' Election Fund

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Tell The Howard County Council to Finalize the Citizens' Election Fund

Support Fair Elections in Maryland

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Put power back in the hands of individuals, support small-donor matching funds in Maryland! Montgomery county just made history by passing Bill 16-14. Now help pass similar changes in your country.

Election madness: Stop the insanity

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Montgomery County's public funding program can only work if it is actually funded! Without matching funds to boost the voices of Montgomery County citizens, big money interests will continue to run roughshod over the political process.

Tell The Maryland State Legislature: Make The Fair Campaign Finance Fund Ready For 2018

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Tell The Maryland State Legislature: Make The Fair Campaign Finance Fund Ready For 2018

Take action to reform Maryland's Public Information Act!

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How fitting it is that on Sunshine Week, Maryland has the opportunity to further open government by expanding access to public data.

Demand redistricting reform in Maryland!

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Sign the petition today to support redistricting reform in Maryland.

Support the Yes on 1 Campaign

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Support the Yes on 1 campaign.

Tell Donald Trump: Stop hiding your tax returns!

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Everyone has a right to know, and anyone occupying the White House ought to be fully transparent with the American people.

Stop the revolving door on state contracts!

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With lawmakers about to end their session for the year, we need to act before it's too late and demand they pass a common-sense bill to guard against conflicts of interest in state contracts.

Tell the House to overturn Citizens United!

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Email your state representatives and make they join the people of New Hampshire in supporting a constitutional amendment.

Tell the Bernalillo County Commission to Put Public Financing on the Ballot!

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Please sign the petition TODAY and add your name to the citizens asking to add this charter amendment to the November ballot. It will allow Albuquerque's voters a chance to decide whether we want to strengthen public financing.

Tell your Senator to join the Clean Conscience Pledge!

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Your legislators need to get serious about corruption in Albany. It's time they put promises for reform in writing. Call your legislator now to: Limit outside income for legislators Close the LLC loophole Disclose all discretionary spending

Support the Clean Conscience Pledge!

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Tell your Senator to sign the Clean Conscience Pledge!

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Public trust in NY State legislators is at an all-time low, as relentless corruption convictions shed a dark light on Albany. Now is the time for good lawmakers to step forward.

Thank your Assemblymember for supporting the Clean Conscience Pledge!

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Public trust in NY State legislators is at an all-time low, as relentless corruption convictions shed a dark light on Albany. Now is the time for good lawmakers to step forward.

NY Transparent Process for Ethics Reform Now

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It's time for the public's business to be done in public. Secretive deals on half-measures are not the change Albany needs. Sign our petition calling on our legislative leaders to lead a vigorous and open process on ethics reform.

Tell Senator Flanagan it's time for ethics reform!

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Senate Majority Leader Flanagan is stonewalling legislation that would clean up Albany. Tell Flanagan that New Yorker's want change.

Demand ethics reforms in the NY State Budget!

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Tell Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan to make sure ethics reforms are included in the NY State Budget - being decided this week!

Tell Senator Gallivan: Ethics Reform is Crucial!

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On ethics reform: "I haven't had one constituent come up to me and say anything about it." Sen. Gallivan (Source: Buffalo News)

Tell your Senator to close the LLC Loophole!

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Recently, Senator [name] was asked to be a co-sponsor of S60B, the bill that would deal with this problem once and for all. Their response: silence. Please tell Senator [Name] to put voters first and be a co-sponsor of S60B.

Join the Common Cause New York Membership Call!

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Tell Senator Ranzenhofer to Bring the LLC Loophole Bill to a Vote

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Tell Senator Ranzenhofer to bring the LLC bill to a vote in the Corporations Committee

No Secret Money in New York

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501(c) 3 donor disclosure

Pick up the phone to save our democracy

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Senators across the state are ignoring the will of the people. Let's be sure they hear from their constituents loud and clear.

Stop Campaign Finance Bundling in NYC!

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Intro. 985-2015 would stop this practice, but it lacks strong support in the City Council. Please email your City Councilmember and tell them to support Int. 985-2015.

Petition: De Blasio, No Secret Money!

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Stand in solidarity with NYC residents

Stay up to date with our campaigns!

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Stay up to date with our campaigns!

BREAKING: Skelos Convicted! Call for Ethics Reform Now.

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BREAKING: Skelos Convicted! Call for Ethics Reform Now.

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Skelos Resigned. Full Time Legislature and Resignation

Modernize Our Elections Now!

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NY State recommended voting administration reforms

Tell us your Election Day story!

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Fix New York's Presidential Primary!

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Tell your Assembly Member and State Senator: Move the party registration deadline so more people can vote in our Presidential Primary!

Ohio Consumers Deserve Better

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Urge Lt. Governor Taylor to focus on consumers and urge her to provide timely information about the Ohio Department of Insurance.

Join the Election Protection Team!

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Ohio is a swing state and the presidential election energizes voters. Invariably, there will be problems at the polls on Election Day. Join the Election Protection Team!

Call Gov. Kasich at (614) 466-3555!

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I would like to urge you to veto SB 296. Weather emergencies or power outages, unstaffed polling places and malfunctioning machines-- all of these are reasons why voting hours are extended.

Support real redistricting reform in Ohio!

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Sign the petition today to support redistricting reform in Ohio.

Stop the Modern Day Poll Tax in Ohio

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I urge you to veto Senate Bill 296. Problems occur at the polls on Election Day and sometimes it is important to extend the hours so that all voters on Election Day have the full 13 hours to vote.

Tell Secretary of State Candidates to Fight Big Money

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I want you, as a candidate for Secretary of State, to fill out the Fight Big Money Oregon questionnaire

Support Student Access to the Ballot

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Voting and Elections in the 2015 Legislative Session

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Sign the petition today in support of the CCOR 2015 Legislative Agenda with regards to voting and elections

Open Internet and affordable broadband under attack!

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Recently we've scored some tremendous people-powered victories at the FCC for the Open Internet and affordable broadband for low-income households. But our opponents in Congress are stooping to new lows for their Big Cable and Big Telecom paymasters.

What issues are most important to you?

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Common Cause Pennsylvania members like you will help shape our priorities in the coming years -- tell us where you stand!

Save the OCC

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The Office of Consumer Counsel is a consumer's best friend. The office has saved consumers $1.7 billion over the last 30 years in utility costs. It's very clear the office should be reauthorized this year, but lawmakers need to be reminded.

Support Early Voting and Automatic Registration!

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Thank and encourage Gov Cuomo on election reforms 2016

Support the National Popular Vote Compact

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Texas Priorities Survey

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We're a membership organization, and our power comes from folks like you -- so we want to hear what you think.

Tell Gov. Cuomo: Make New York a leader in Voting Rights!

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Governor Cuomo has spoken out for the need for Early Voting and Automatic Voter Registration. But so far, he has not included it in his budget. The budget deadline is April 1st: help make sure these necessary policies are included!

Tell your legislator to override Gov. Ricketts' redistricting veto!

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Tell your legislator to override Gov. Ricketts' redistricting veto!

Call your lawmakers for the Democracy amendment

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When senators return to Washington on September 8, they will vote on the Democracy for All constitutional amendment to get big, special interest money out of our politics. The vote is already scheduled for that very afternoon.

Stop the revolving door!

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Public service shouldn't be a stepping stone to a lucrative lobbying career.

Speak out for net neutrality!

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Tell the FCC to preserve net neutrality. Support a free and open Internet by adding your name to our comments. We'll submit them to the FCC.

Stop the Charter-Time Warner Merger!

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The media monopolists are at it again. This time, Charter Communications (a $20 billion cable, phone and broadband corporation) wants to buy Time Warner Cable and create a mega cable-and-internet company.

Say No to the Comcast-Time Warner Merger

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If you agree that the FCC needs to take a stand for customers and stop this monopolistic merger, add your name to our petition below.

Tell the FCC: Listen to the President!

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President Obama just called on the FCC to reclassify broadband Internet and protect full net neutrality. Add your voice and ask Chairman Wheeler to listen to him!

Shut down single candidate Super PACs!

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The 2016 elections are over 18 months away, but that hasn't stopped presidential hopefuls from raising huge sums of money for their Super PACs.

Amend the Constitution to overturn Citizens United!

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Urge your lawmakers to co-sponsor the Democracy for All constitutional amendment that would allow reasonable limits on campaign spending and restore the voices of American voters.

Overturn Citizens United!

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Sign your name below and join the tens of thousands of Americans who've told their congressmen, senators, and state legislators to move forward on a constitutional amendment controlling political spending!

Tell President Obama: shine a light on secret money!

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President Obama is considering executive action to bring secret political spenders out into the open

Tell Congress: Pass a clean spending bill

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The latest omnibus spending bill is full of handouts to special interests and lets individuals donate up to $1.5 million to party committees. We have the votes to pass a clean bill - tell Congress we deserve a clean spending bill!

Tell your senators: Vote no on the ominous omnibus

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The latest omnibus spending bill is full of handouts to special interests and lets individuals donate up to $1.5 million to party committees. It's already passed the House, so it's up to the Senate to stop it!

Tell President Obama: Stop Congress' special interest giveaway!

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Congress' omnibus spending bill is full of handouts to special interests and lets individuals donate up to $1.5 million to party committees. We can't stand for this -- tell President Obama to veto this bill!

Government of, by, and for the People

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Sign this petition and ask you member of Congress to coauthor H.R. 20, the Government By the People Act.

eBay: Join the ALEC exodus!

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Ask eBay to join the mass exodus from ALEC

Join the ALEC exodus

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Ask tech leaders to join the mass exodus from ALEC

Your senator will not do their job!

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Whoever President Obama nominates for the Supreme Court should get a fair hearing in the Senate.

Justice for Mike Brown

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What happened over the past 100 days in Ferguson should serve as a wake-up call to the whole nation -- our system is broken, and that brokenness costs lives.

Don't shut down the government

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Governing by crisis is no way to run a democracy. Congress needs to pass a clean continuing resolution to fund our government, without ideological riders or special interest kickbacks.

Tell Congress: No escalation over immigration!

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After decades of inaction from Congress, President Obama recently announced actions that prioritize the deportation of high-risk undocumented immigrants and defer deportations of parents of children who lawfully reside in the U.S.

Join us for Blueprint 2016 Livestream!

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Join us for Blueprint 2016 Livestream!

Reform Our Elections

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A bi-partisan commission has made common sense recommendations to improve our local elections. Join Common Cause in asking local elected officials to implement these recommendations before the 2016 election.

End Gerrymandering NOW!

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Our broken redistricting process lets politicians manipulate election districts to put their personal or partisan interests ahead of the will of the people. Let's fix it today.

Support the Democracy Restoration Act!

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Every American citizen deserves a voice in our democracy, but right now 4.4 million Americans who work, live and pay taxes in their communities can't vote because of previous convictions.

Alabama: Do not block Black votes!

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Alabama just announced it would close 31 DMV offices throughout the state due to budget cuts. That leaves 29 counties in the state without a single DMV location -- and that's a huge problem for voters who live there.

Tell Governor Kasich thank you for protecting the vote!

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The financial hurdle of a new license and motor vehicle registration could discourage eligible voters. Governor John Kasich line-item vetoed this obstacle to voting.

Tell Jeb Bush to support a modern Voting Rights Act!

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Any candidate who wants our votes should protect and strengthen our right to vote -- Jeb Bush should call on Congress to pass the VRAA, and challenge his fellow presidential candidates to do the same.

Tell us your story!

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Tell your senators: get to work!

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Congress has had a lot of vacations this year, including a month-long break to fundraise and campaign right before Election Day. And now, there's a huge backlog of executive nominees that the Senate has yet to act on.

Call Senator Flanagan and tell him to close the LLC Loophole today!

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Senate Majority Leader Flanagan is stonewalling legislation that would clean up Albany. Tell Flanagan that New Yorker's want change.

WATCH: John Oliver tears up voter ID laws

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They're not about stopping fraud -- they're about blocking the right to vote

Journey for Justice starts in Alabama

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Join us for the campaign kick-off, teach-in's, rally and more in Alabama as we start the Journey for Justice!

Bring Our Open Records Laws into the 21st Century

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While once cutting edge, Colorado's open records laws now look like a trip back in time. Senate Bill 40 would provide a much-needed update, allowing the public to access documents in a usable format.

Help Put Berkeley Fair Elections on the Ballot!

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Berkeley public financing hearing action 2/23

Tell Senator Donvan: Protect Public Safety

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Coloradans deserve reliable 9-1-1 services, with public oversight to protect those services. SB16-183 will mean a lack of accountability and safety. If SB16-183 became law, there will be little accountability when a failure in 9-1-1 service occurs.

Only People are People!

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CC in CT petition on Citizens United and IEs

Tell Gov. Malloy: Follow the National Voter Registration Act!

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Connecticut should be a leader in election reform

Call your Arizona lawmakers to stop HB 2404

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The ballot initiative process is an important tool for Arizona voters, but it's under attack.

Call your Arizona lawmakers to stop an Article V Convention

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An effort by well-funded special interests to throw the constitution into chaos is happening right here in Arizona.

Call your Idaho lawmakers to stop an Article V Convention

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An effort by well-funded special interests to throw the constitution into chaos is happening right here in Idaho.

Call your Missouri lawmakers to stop an Article V Convention

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An effort by well-funded special interests to throw the constitution into chaos is happening right here in Missouri.

Call your Wisconsin lawmakers to stop an Article V Convention

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An effort by well-funded special interests to throw the constitution into chaos is happening right here in Wisconsin.

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Let us know where you stand on economic issues

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Our broken redistricting process lets politicians manipulate election districts to put their personal or partisan interests ahead of the will of the people. Let's fix it today.

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2016 hopefuls are already raising money, hiring staff, and visiting Iowa. They're acting just like real candidates -- so why haven't they declared?

Stand with Sen. Warren to hold Donald Trump accountable

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We deserve elected officials who act for our national interest, not their own personal gain.

Stop This Big Cable Power Grab

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Congress is trying to kill net neutrality and block the FCC from enforcing its rules. Don't let it happen!

3 steps to a better politics

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This is how we'll start a small-d democratic revolution that puts voters -- not special interest donors -- in charge.

Overturn Citizens United!

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Sign your name below and join the tens of thousands of Americans who've told their congressmen, senators, and state legislators to move forward on a constitutional amendment controlling political spending!

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Right-wing ideologues want the Department of Justice to abandon its mission -- we must resist

Delaware Membership Survey

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We're a membership organization, and our power comes from folks like you -- so we want to hear what you think.

Make sure our democracy works for everyone!

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Contact your state senator and state representative and ask them to vote for SB 242, a bill that removes the requirement that people with a felony conviction must pay all their fees and fines before having their rights.

Don't let Republicans gut independent ethics oversight!

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Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) is pushing an amendment to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics -- which provides crucial independent ethics oversight in Congress. Call your representatives and tell them to vote NO.

Tell President Obama: shine a light on secret money!

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Right now, President Obama could take executive action requiring federal contractors to disclose their political spending.

Fix the broken Electoral College

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Whoever wins the most votes should be elected president. It's time for a National Popular Vote.

Tell state lawmakers: We need National Popular Vote

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Whoever wins the most votes should be elected president. It's time for a National Popular Vote.

Tell state lawmakers: We need National Popular Vote

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Whoever wins the most votes should be elected president. It's time for a National Popular Vote.

Volunteer for Georgia Election Protection 2016

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Help make sure every voter can be heard in 2016

Tell Gov. Branstad to veto Voter ID!

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Voter ID doesn't work -- and it stops eligible voters from being heard.

Call your Iowa senator at (515) 281-3371

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CALL YOUR IOWA SENATOR>> Voter ID doesn't work -- and it stops eligible voters from being heard. Make a call today and tell your state lawmakers to vote NO on HSB 93.

Join the conversation on net neutrality

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Join the conversation on net neutrality

Fair Elections Illinois Election Day Sign Up

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Join Common Cause Illinois to spread the word about the Fair Elections ballot question, and educate voters on why they should vote "YES".

Close the foreign contributions loophole

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Close the foreign contributions loophole

Thank your representative for cosponsoring automatic voter registration!

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This is the next step in voting rights. Automatic Voter Registration is a proactive reform that's proven to engage more citizens in our political process.

Tell Montgomery County Executive Leggett to Fully Fund Fair Elections!

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Tell Montgomery County Executive Leggett to Fully Fund Fair Elections!

I'm in for Fair Elections Howard!

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Pledge to support the Citizens Election Fund in Howard County

Put Our Elections Back in the Hands of Marylanders!

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Sign our petition to support free and fair elections in Maryland!

Tell The Maryland State Legislature: Stop Constitutional Chaos

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The consequences of a convention of states are too dire to leave to chance. Write, call, or email your state senator and tell them to protect your rights. Tell them to support SJ 2 and HJ 2

Volunteer with Common Cause Maryland

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Demand redistricting reform in Maryland!

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Voters should choose their elected officials elected officials should not choose their voters. We need a more equitable and fair redistricting process in Maryland!

We need Ranked Choice Voting in Maine

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The fate of our Ranked Choice Voting law now hangs in the balance -- tell them we want a greater choice in Maine elections

Minnesota Legislative Priorities Survey

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We're a membership organization, and our power comes from folks like you -- so we want to hear what you think.

Volunteer to Fight Big Money!

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FCC Stay The Cource

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Stand with John Legend

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The Democracy Restoration Act (DRA) seeks to restore voting rights in federal elections to the 4.4 million disenfranchised Americans who have been released from prison and are living in the community, but are still denied the right to vote.

We want to hear from you!

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We're a membership organization, and our power comes from folks like you -- so we want to hear what you think.

Tell your state representatives to overturn Citizens United!

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Email your state representatives and make they join the people of New Hampshire in supporting a constitutional amendment.

Call Gov. Sandoval at (775) 684-5670

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Every voter has a voice, but too many Americans aren't using theirs -- or are being stopped from doing so. There's a simple reform that could change that -- Automatic Voter Registration -- and all we need is Gov. Sandoval's signature.

NY: Call Gov. Cuomo for Special Session

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New Yorkers want and deserve to know that their elected officials put the interests of their constituents first and foremost. Strong ethics and campaign finance rules and enforcement help achieve that goal.

Tell your Assemblymember to support the Clean Conscience Pledge!

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Public trust in NY State legislators is at an all-time low, as relentless corruption convictions shed a dark light on Albany. Now is the time for good lawmakers to step forward.

Thank your Senator for supporting the Clean Conscience Pledge!

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Public trust in NY State legislators is at an all-time low, as relentless corruption convictions shed a dark light on Albany. Now is the time for good lawmakers to step forward.

Tell your Senator to work to close the LLC Loophole!

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Please tell Senator [Name] to make good on their pledge and be a co-sponsor of S60B.

SIGN UP to Build Momentum for Change with a Letter to the Editor

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SIGN UP To Amplify Our Message in the Media with a Letter to the Editor

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Amplify our message by submitting a letter to the editor

Join the Demand Democracy Call!

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Statewide Action Strategy Call

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NY: Statewide Action Strategy Call

Tell Sen. Schumer to lead the opposition

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Thank Attorney General Schneiderman for Recent Action

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NY-MD-OWN-CAL-OTH NY: Thank AG Schneiderman for Immigration Action

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NY: Tell the PSC - New Yorkers need a 21st century telecommunications infrastructure.

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We need an open and transparent, evidentiary proceeding so the Public Service Commission can know the true facts about our failing infrastructure.

Strengthen NYC's citizen funded elections!

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Count me in! I want to let the NYC Council Committee on Governmental Operations know that I strongly support Int. 1130A, which would increase the campaign finance system's public matching grant from a partial to a full match.

Call Gov. Cuomo to demand Election Reform

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Call Gov. Cuomo to demand Election Reform

Call your County Legislator at (631) 853-4070

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Your county legislature is considering a measure to put in place a Fair Elections public matching fund system for county legislative races. This is a solution to break down barriers for everyday Americans to run for public office, so our government is tru

RSVP for Nassau County Election Protection training

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The first step to helping voters access the polls is attending a 90-minute training with Common Cause. We'll provide you all the information and tools you need on Election Day.

RSVP for Suffolk County Election Protection Training

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The first step to helping voters access the polls is attending a 90-minute training with Common Cause. We'll provide you all the information and tools you need on Election Day.

Register Voters this Summer!

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With elections around the corner, Common Cause/NY will be leading voter registration drives in and around New York City this summer, and we hope you'll join us!

Register Voters!

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With elections around the corner, Common Cause/NY will be leading voter registration drives in and around New York City, and we hope you'll join us!

June 7th | Tell Sen. Flanagan: Don't Be An Obstructionist!

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June 6th | Tell Sen. Lanza: Don't Be An Obstructionist!

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NY: Lanza June 8th

Set a 2016 Agenda for Democracy!

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Tell your Senator to close the LLC Loophole!

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Tell your Senator to close the LLC Loophole!

Gov. Cuomo: Call a Special Session to close the LLC Loophole

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Gov. Cuomo: Call a Special Session to close the LLC Loophole

Stop Gerrymandering with a Letter to the Editor

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Join the call for public records access!

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President Keith Faber know that you support a more expedited process for resolving public records requests. Timely information is important to the press and public alike.

Send Thanks to Gov. Kasich for Vetoing the $58,500 Poll Tax

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Governor John Kasich vetoed Senate Bill 296 which saddled voters who wanted to address problems at the polls by extending voting hours with the cost of an expensive cash bond.

Tell Senator Portman: #DoYourJob

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Every American deserves to be heard at the ballot box. But due to restrictive laws, many voters including college students have experienced difficulty casting their votes.

Tell The Oregon Senate: Pass National Popular Vote

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One person, one vote. It's that simple.

Support National Popular Vote!

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National Popular Vote would ensure that the presidential candidate who gets the majority of votes in November is indeed the one that takes office in January.

Tell your Oregon Legislators to Pass Small Donor Matching

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HB 2578 is currently being debated in the in the Oregon Legislature. Sign this petition and tell your representatives that you want them to pass this bill, and to reform our democracy.

Tell Mayor Nutter: Don't Shield Comcast!

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Tell Mayor Nutter: Don't Shield Comcast!

Demand a strong gift ban in Pennsylvania!

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When special interests, lobbyists, and well-heeled insiders shower legislators with unlimited gifts, the priorities of hardworking Pennsylvania families get pushed aside.

Support an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission

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End Gerrymandering in Pennsylvania

Protect the Anti-Corruption Act

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Call your state lawmakers today: protect the will of the people and save the Anti-Corruption Act

Protect our Constitution

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Governor Abbott's plan for a dangerous convention would put all of our constitutional rights and civil liberties everything from our freedom of speech to the right to vote up for grabs.

Fair Maps for Texas

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It has been decades since the Texas legislature passed redistricting plans without having to go through litigation afterwards. The system has been failing us and we want our state lawmakers to do something about it.

Test call alert

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Training MEH

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Tell Scott Walker: Leave ethics watchdogs alone!

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is leading an assault on the state's independent ethics board -- the same one currently investigating him. Tell him to stand down!

Demand strong recusal standards for all judges!

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Americans deserve courts that are fair and impartial. With the explosion of spending in judicial elections, we must adopt transparent and clear judicial recusal standards that apply to all judges.

BREAKING: Trump advisor "clearly violated" ethics rules -- hold her accountable!

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Kellyanne Conway "clearly violated" federal ethics rules -- just the latest in a series of violations of ethics norms by President Trump and his team. Demand accountability today.

We The People must hold the Trump Administration accountable

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Kellyanne Conway clearly violated federal ethics rules -- just the latest in a series of violations of ethics norms by President Trump and his team. Demand accountability today.

Call Jason Chaffetz - investigate Trump's conflicts of interest

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President Trump's business empire exposes him -- and us -- to massive, unprecedented conflicts of interest. Call Jason Chaffetz today.

Call your lawmakers to stop Trump's conflicts of interest

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President-elect Trump's business empire exposes him -- and us -- to massive, unprecedented conflicts of interest. Call your lawmakers today.

Call your representatives: what's in Trump's tax returns?

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We deserve a full accounting of Donald Trump's assets, and Congress must make him release his tax returns.

Call your senators to stop Trump's conflicts of interest

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President Trump's business empire exposes him -- and us -- to massive, unprecedented conflicts of interest. Call your lawmakers today.

Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner must divest, or recuse

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We deserve public servants who serve ONLY the public -- and we can't trust government officials' decisions if their private wealth is involved.

Stop The Trump Hotel Conflict of Interest

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Trump is both landlord and tenant of his D.C. hotel -- that's an intolerable conflict of interest

Stop Donald Trump's conflicts of interest

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Donald Trump must immediately sell off his assets and place them in an independent, blind trust.

Demand transparency in Trump's White House

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We The People deserve to know who is coming and going in the White House -- if Trump won't come clean, Congress must act

Make Congress go on the record about Trump's tax returns

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We deserve to know our elected representatives' positions on whether Donald Trump should release his tax returns -- but Republican leadership is preventing a full floor vote.

Tell Donald Trump: Stop hiding your tax returns!

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Everyone has a right to know, and anyone occupying the White House ought to be fully transparent with the American people.

Investigate Donald Trump's conflicts of interest

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House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz must do his job and hold Trump accountable.

Stand with Sen. Warren to hold Donald Trump accountable

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We deserve elected officials who act for our national interest, not their own personal gain.

Defend South Dakota's Anti-Corruption Act from power grabbing politicians

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The state legislature has declared a fake "state of emergency" to overturn the will of the people

Share your thoughts on economic opportunity

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Let us know where you stand on economic issues

ADD YOUR NAME: Save public broadcasting!

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Donald Trump's new budget would completely defund the agency that supports PBS and NPR. We must stand against this attack on public broadcasting.

Journalists: when you hold Trump accountable, we have your back

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We The People must stand up for the free press our democracy relies on.

Tell the FCC: #UnlockTheBox!

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It's time to break Big Cable's monopoly on cable set top boxes.

Tell Congress: Stand up to Big Cable!

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It's time to break Big Cable's monopoly on cable set top boxes.

Call Your Lawmakers Today to Save Net Neutrality!

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Call your state lawmakers to demand they protect Net Neutrality!

MAKE A CALL: Don't let your cable company spy on you!

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Big Cable's lobbyists in Congress want to roll back key broadband privacy protections.

Stop This Big Cable Power Grab

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Congress is trying to kill net neutrality and block the FCC from enforcing its rules. Don't let it happen!

Stop This Big Cable Power Grab

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Congress is trying to kill net neutrality and block the FCC from enforcing its rules. Don't let it happen!

BREAKING: Net Neutrality Upheld In Court!

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But Big Cable's lobbyists still want to gut it. Tell Congress to step back and let the FCC enforce the rules.

Tell Congress: Don't kill net neutrality!

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Tell Congress: Don't kill net neutrality!

Why Does A Free And Open Internet Matter To You?

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Tell your story about why a free and open internet matters to you!

Speak out to save Net Neutrality

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Donald Trump's FCC Chairman is trying to roll back Net Neutrality -- we must stop him!

Tell the FCC: No More Mergers!

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The FCC might approve the disastrous Charter-Time Warner Cable merger this week. We need to speak out TODAY to stop it.

Stop the Charter-Time Warner Merger!

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The media monopolists are at it again. This time, Charter Communications (a $20 billion cable, phone and broadband corporation) wants to buy Time Warner Cable and create a mega cable-and-internet company.

Tell Congress: Don't sell out net neutrality!

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The FCC just made the right choice on net neutrality -- let's make sure Congress doesn't scuttle it!

Stop the Comcast-TWC merger!

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Tell the FCC to block the monopolistic Comcast-TWC merger

STOP THE AT&T/TIME WARNER MERGER

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We can't let one single company have so much power over how citizens communicate with one another.

Why is no one asking candidates about THIS?

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The candidates are all complaning about the influence of money in politics, but no one has grilled them on the solutions. It's time to ask the candidates how they'd get it done.

Why is nobody asking candidates about THIS?

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The candidates are all complaning about the influence of money in politics, but no one has grilled them on the solutions. It's time to ask the candidates how they'd get it done.

Amend the Constitution to overturn Citizens United!

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Urge your lawmakers to co-sponsor the Democracy for All constitutional amendment that would allow reasonable limits on campaign spending and restore the voices of American voters.

Tell Vanguard: vote for disclosure!

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Corporations are spending investors' money and retirement accounts -- maybe even YOURS -- to influence elections and lawmakers.

Demand an end to Citizens United

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The Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United lets corporations flood our elections with spending and drown the rest of us out. We deserve a democracy where everyone's voice is heard -- not just a wealthy few.

Three reforms to save our democracy

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Robert Reich has a three point agenda to get big money out of politics and fix our democracy. Join him!

Why is nobody asking candidates about THIS?

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The candidates are all complaning about the influence of money in politics, but no one has grilled them on the solutions. It's time to ask the candidates how they'd get it done.

3 steps to a better politics

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This is how we'll start a small-d democratic revolution that puts voters -- not special interest donors -- in charge.

Overturn Citizens United!

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Sign your name below and join the tens of thousands of Americans who've told their congressmen, senators, and state legislators to move forward on a constitutional amendment controlling political spending!

Demand a 21st century democracy!

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The 2016 election is our best chance yet to stop big money from drowning us out.

Call on President Obama to expose secret money!

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Call 202-456-1111 today and tell President Obama to issue an executive order to expose secret money in politics!

President Obama: Shine A Light On Dark Money!

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Call 855-980-5638 today and tell President Obama to issue an executive order! Then let us know how the call went!

President Obama: take action to stop secret money

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Call 888-848-4824 today and tell President Obama to issue an executive order to expose secret money in politics!

President Obama: Shine A Light On Dark Money!

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Call 888-291-9824 today and tell your senator to sign onto a letter urging President Obama to issue an executive order! Then let us know how the call went!

Stop secret attack ads!

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We deserve to know who is trying to influence our vote. But decisions like Citizens United have opened the door for wealthy special interests to flood the airwaves with negative ads, without even disclosing who they are.

Stop secret attack ads!

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We deserve to know who is trying to influence our vote. But decisions like Citizens United have opened the door for wealthy special interests to flood the airwaves with negative ads, without even disclosing who they are.

Say NO to ideological riders

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Mitch McConnell is risking a government shutdown to keep corporate political spending in the dark.

Tell President Obama: shine a light on secret money!

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Voters deserve to know who's spending money in our elections. That's why President Obama should immediately issue an executive order requiring federal contractors to disclose their political spending.

Close the secret money loophole!

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Secretive megadonors are ready to unleash a tidal wave of spending on the 2016 election -- and the IRS is helping them.

Call the IRS: close the secret money loophole!

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Secretive megadonors are ready to unleash a tidal wave of spending on the 2016 election -- and the IRS is helping them hide their identities.

Tell President Obama -- bring in the end of the Citizens United era

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President Obama just condemned secret money in politics -- now tell him to back up his strong words with an executive order!

IRS: Stop hiding secret money!

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Secretive megadonors are ready to unleash a tidal wave of spending on the 2016 election -- and the IRS is helping them.

Tell the FEC: Investigate "non-candidates"

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2016 hopefuls are already raising money, hiring staff, and visiting Iowa. They're acting just like real candidates -- so why haven't they declared?

First, Debate Democracy!

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Tell Lester Holt to ask Clinton and Trump about their plans to strengthen democracy

Demand a democracy that works for everyone!

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The 2016 election is our best chance yet to stop big money from drowning us out.

Don't take lobbyist & PAC money!

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Common Cause is calling on every candidate for president to demand a ban on PAC and lobbyist convention funding as a necessary step to change Washington's pay-to-play culture.

Tell candidates: Take the #NoDelegateBribes pledge

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Bribing voters is illegal. Bribing delegates isn't -- but should be.

Happy Birthday Michael Copps!

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Wish Michael a happy birthday and congratulate him on this great victory over Comcast!

MUST WATCH: Atlanta Journalists Bust ALEC!

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The IRS needs to investigate ALEC and hold its corporate members accountable for lobbying under the guise of charity.

Withdraw from ALEC

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Major companies including Coca-Cola and Blue Cross Blue Shield have severed their ties to ALEC and its agenda. Let's keep the pressure on! Sign our petition calling on ALEC's corporate sponsors to join the exodus.

ALEC is bad for our democracy. It's time for Enterprise to quit!

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Enterprise must immediately cut ties with ALEC and stop funding their anti-democracy agenda.

Tell Pfizer: Just say NO to ALEC!

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Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer advocates for climate action and public health policies. So why is it funding ALEC, which vigorously lobbies against both of these things?

Say NO to Constitutional chaos!

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Well-funded special interests are trying to write their extremist agenda our Constitution. Take the pledge to stand against them.

Protect Our Constitution: No Article V Convention

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A fringe group of right-wing ideologues want to fundamentally rewrite our Constitution, and we must stop them.

Protect Our Constitution: No Article V Convention

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A fringe group of right-wing ideologues want to fundamentally rewrite our Constitution, and we must stop them.

Protect Our Constitution: No Article V Convention

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A fringe group of right-wing ideologues want to fundamentally rewrite our Constitution, and we must stop them.

Thank your senator!

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Judge Merrick Garland deserves a fair hearing in the Senate

Tell the Senate: Do your job!

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Whoever President Obama nominates for the Supreme Court should get a fair hearing in the Senate.

Your senator is on the fence -- speak out now!

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Whoever President Obama nominates for the Supreme Court should get a fair hearing in the Senate.

Tell the Senate: Do your job!

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Whoever President Obama nominates for the Supreme Court should get a fair hearing in the Senate.

Thank your senator for doing their job

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Whoever President Obama nominates for the Supreme Court should get a fair hearing in the Senate.

Tell the Senate: Do your job!

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Whoever President Obama nominates for the Supreme Court should get a fair hearing in the Senate.

Tell the Senate: Do your job!

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Whoever President Obama nominates for the Supreme Court should get a fair hearing in the Senate.

Tell the Senate: Do your job!

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Whoever President Obama nominates for the Supreme Court should get a fair hearing in the Senate.

Say NO to special interest giveaways!

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Contact your members of Congress NOW and tell them to pass a clean bill to fund the government -- no ideological riders, special interest giveaways, or attacks on campaign finance rules!

Say NO to special interest giveaways!

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Contact your members of Congress NOW and tell them to pass a clean bill to fund the government -- no ideological riders, special interest giveaways, or attacks on campaign finance rules!

Say NO to special interest giveaways!

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Contact your members of Congress NOW and tell them to pass a clean bill to fund the government -- no ideological riders, special interest giveaways, or attacks on campaign finance rules!

Call your representative for a fair "Fast Track"

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Before Congress reduces its role in crafting the Trans-Pacific Partnership to a simple up or down vote, they must craft a Fast Track authorization with concrete objectives, ample time for deliberation, and avenues for the American people to be heard.

Don't rush the TPP!

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Before Congress reduces its role in crafting the Trans-Pacific Partnership to a simple up or down vote, they must craft a Fast Track authorization with concrete objectives, ample time for deliberation, and avenues for the American people to be heard.

President Obama: We deserve transparency

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Trade agreements affect every American, and we all deserve a transparent and open process. But hundreds of private corporate interests have been given special access to influence the deal's outcome, access denied the American people.

Sign in the 2016 Blueprint Livestream

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Join us for Blueprint 2016 Livestream for Media Outlets

Demand the whole truth about the Flint water crisis

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Thousands of people in the city of Flint drank lead-contaminated water -- and Gov. Rick Snyder needs to tell the truth about how it happened.

Demand the whole truth about Flint's water crisis

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Thousands of people in the city of Flint drank lead-contaminated water -- and Gov. Rick Snyder needs to tell the truth about how it happened.

Demand the whole truth about the Flint water crisis

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Thousands of people in the city of Flint drank lead-contaminated water -- and Gov. Rick Snyder needs to tell the truth about how it happened.

Demand the whole truth about the Flint water crisis

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Thousands of people in the city of Flint drank lead-contaminated water -- and Gov. Rick Snyder needs to tell the truth about how it happened.

Volunteer for Election Protection 2016

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Help make sure every voter can be heard in 2016

Join The Election Protection Team

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Stop voter intimidation at the polls on election day 2014. Common Cause is training hundreds of people across the country to stop the bullies at the ballot box. We'll provide training and you'll be paired up with other volunteers on the day.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: Stop aiding voter deception

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Voting by text message doesn't exist in any state, but trolls on Twitter are spreading that myth to deceive voters

Tell your Election Day story

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NATL: Tell us your Election Day story

Call your representative: investigate Russia's involvement in our elections!

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Americans deserve to have full confidence in our election systems.

Call your senators: investigate Russia's involvement in our elections!

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Americans deserve to have full confidence in our election systems.

BREAKING: FBI Director fired -- we need an independent Trump-Russia investigation!

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This is Trump's most egregious interference yet with the ongoing investigation into his ties to Russia and their influence in the 2016 elections.

MAKE A CALL: Demand an independent investigation on Trump & Russia

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The American people deserve answers about President Trump's ties to Russia and their influence in the 2016 elections.

MAKE A CALL: Sessions must testify in public

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is planning to testify tomorrow before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence -- but that hearing runs the risk of being behind closed doors and not open to the public. Call your senator and demand transparency!

Country Over Party

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If President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with the Russian government's interference in our elections, it would cause a scandal of Watergate proportions.

Send a message: we need answers on Trump's Russia connections

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If President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with the Russian government's interference in our elections, it would cause a scandal of Watergate proportions.

Protect our democracy from Donald Trump's fearmongering

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Donald Trump's unfounded rhetoric about voter fraud or tampering at polling places is dangerous to our democracy.

We must investigate Russian involvement in our elections

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Americans deserve to have full confidence in our election systems.

We can't trust Devin Nunes atop the Intelligence Committee

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Speaker Paul Ryan must put country before party, and remove Rep. Nunes from his chairmanship.

Fix the broken Electoral College

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Whoever wins the most votes should be elected president. It's time for a National Popular Vote.

Every person should count in our democracy

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We have to stop states from taking on the Evenwel plaintiffs' undemocratic fight. When drawing legislative districts, we must count every person to ensure equal representation.

BREAKING: The Supreme Court could make gerrymandering even worse

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Political insiders are bringing a challenge before the U.S. Supreme Court so they can pick and choose who gets counted when election districts are drawn.

Call your senators: Stop Jeff Sessions

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The Department of Justice's mission is simply too important to turn over to someone like Jeff Sessions. Call your senators today and demand that they oppose his nomination.

Alabama: Do not block Black votes!

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Alabama just announced it would close 31 DMV offices throughout the state due to budget cuts. That leaves 29 counties in the state without a single DMV location -- and that's a huge problem for voters who live there.

Stand in solidarity for voting rights

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Thousands of North Carolinians are marching against one of the worst voter suppression laws in decades. Will you send them your support?

BREAKING: Gov. Steve Beshear restores voting rights for up to 180,000 formerly incarcerated Kentuckians!

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Let's get it done nationwide -- because every American citizen deserves a voice in our democracy.

Tell your Election Day story!

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Every American deserves to be heard at the ballot box. But due to restrictive laws, many voters including college students have experienced difficulty casting their votes.

ADD YOUR NAME: Jeff Sessions must stand up for voting rights

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Americans deserve a Department of Justice that vigilantly defends and advances every American's right to vote.

Don't let Jeff Sessions put politics before our civil rights

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Right-wing ideologues want the Department of Justice to abandon its mission -- we must resist

SESSIONS WATCH: Help hold Trump's Attorney General accountable

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Now that Jefferson Beauregard Sessions is the Attorney General HE MUST BE WATCHED. And why Common Cause is launching SESSIONS WATCH.

SESSIONS WATCH: Help hold Trump's Attorney General accountable

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Now that Jefferson Beauregard Sessions is the Attorney General HE MUST BE WATCHED. And why Common Cause is launching SESSIONS WATCH.

We need more answers from Jeff Sessions

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Before Sessions is confirmed, the Senate must hold with another round of hearings and ask how he will uphold our systems of checks and balances against President Trump's overreach.

Tell the Senate: #StopSessions

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The Department of Justice's mission is simply too important to turn over to someone like Jeff Sessions. Tell the Senate to oppose his nomination.

Tell the Senate: #StopSessions

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The Department of Justice's mission is simply too important to turn over to someone like Jeff Sessions. Tell the Senate to oppose his nomination.

Tell the Senate: #StopSessions

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The Department of Justice's mission is simply too important to turn over to someone like Jeff Sessions. Tell the Senate to oppose his nomination.

BREAKING: Jeff Sessions lied to Congress -- he must resign

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions secretly met with the Russian ambassador -- at the same time Russia was trying to influence our election -- then lied to Congress about it.

Restore the Voting Rights Act

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We're already seeing discriminatory laws cause problems at the polls. Tell Congress to fight back.

Restore the Voting Rights Act

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We're already seeing discriminatory laws cause problems at the polls. Tell Congress to fight back.

Restore the Voting Rights Act!

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When the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013, state politicians seized the opportunity to pass new laws restricting voters from making their voices heard. Tell Congress to fix the Court's mistake and restore the VRA!

Fix the Voting Rights Act Now!

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Alert to Congress to fix the Voting Rights Act

Speaker Ryan: Restore the Voting Rights Act!

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Paul Ryan says he wants his Congress to run from the bottom-up -- and what better way to do that than protecting every American's right to vote?

Join the Journey for Justice

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Join us on the Journey for Justice on the road, in selected cities or from your own home!

Tell Jeff Sessions: stop doing private prison companies' bidding

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The work of the Department of Justice shouldn't be for sale to the highest bidder -- if Jeff Sessions wants to prove that's not the case, he must immediately reinstate the Obama administration's phase-out of private prisons.

Sessions must recuse himself from Trump-Russia investigations

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Jeff Sessions' close personal ties to the President and his key role in the Trump campaign undermine his ability and credibility in any investigation

Demand to know: will you protect our votes?

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Like it or not, it's the truth: anyone who wants to be president needs a plan to protect every voter's right to be heard -- and that plan should start with restoring the full protections of the Voting Rights Act.

Enact the Voting Rights Amendment Act Now!

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Enact the Voting Rights Amendment Act Now!

Take The Pledge: I Will Vote In 2016

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Our votes are our voices, and democracy works best when we all participate.

Bring automatic voter registration nationwide!

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In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to gut the Voting Rights Act, and anti-voter restrictions on the state level, we need reforms like automatic voter registration to engage every eligible American in our democracy.

Demand nationwide automatic voter registration!

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We should to engage every eligible American to participate in our democracy.

Priorities for 2015 and beyond

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Common Cause members like you will drive our priorities in the coming years -- tell us where you stand!

Support Honest Elections!

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Rep. Jim McDermott has a strong history supporting honest, accountable elections. Urge him to endorse I-122, Seattle's local election reform package!

test call alert 2017

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When senators return to Washington on September 8, they will vote on the Democracy for All constitutional amendment to get big, special interest money out of our politics. The vote is already scheduled for that very afternoon.



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