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Common Cause calls for immediate improvements to voting in Rhode Island

Tuesday’s election demonstrated need for expedited modernization of our elections Providence, RI, April 27, 2016 – Yesterday more than 180,000 Rhode Islanders cast ballots in our Presidential Preference Primary (PPP). “Too many eligible voters showed up at the wrong polling

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Rhode Island ranks highly, but barely manages to pass State Integrity Investigation

Providence, November 9, 2015 – The Center for Public Integrity has once again ranked all fifty states for their efforts in government reform. Rhode Island moved up from a 9th place ranking in 2012 into 5th place in 2015. “This

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Common Cause calls on Board of Elections to act on secret money complaint

Common Cause calls on Board of Elections to act on secret money complaint Providence, October 28, 2015 – One year ago an out-of-state secret money group dumped almost half a million dollars into the race for governor and today we still

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A Lively Experiment

Common Cause is excited to present with our partner Rhode Island PBS a live version of their public affairs show, A Lively Experiment. Tickets are available by emailing, calling at (401) 861-2322 or clicking here: Buy Tickets

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Common Cause release on General Assembly to keep pension settlement out of budget

June 3, 2015 Common Cause Rhode Island calls on the General Assembly to hold a separate debate and vote on the pension settlement bills (S 876/H 6181). Currently it appears the legislation will be considered as part of the annual

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Modern Elections in Rhode Island!

Americans agree that we should have a voting system that protects the fundamental right of every eligible American—Democrat, Republican, or Independent—to have their vote counted. This year, the Rhode Island state legislature will be considering a voting reform package that


Common Cause calls for action in wake of Fox plea

March 3, 2015 Today’s plea agreement by former House Speaker Gordon Fox is another sad chapter in the long history of political corruption in Rhode Island. U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha said it best at today’s press conference when he issued

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Help protect the vote on Nov. 4th

Want to make sure every eligible voter has a chance to cast their ballot on November 4th? Then volunteer for Common Cause Rhode Island’s Election Protection program. In 2012 the average wait time at the polls for a Rhode Islander

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We’ve hired a temporary organizer for election protection

Common Cause RI will recruit, train and deploy volunteers outside polling places across the state on November 4, 2014 to answer voters’ questions about the voting process. Please contact us if you’d like to volunteer to be at the polls

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Common Cause calls on primary winners to engage in People’s Pledge

Common Cause Rhode Island is calling on the winners of the party primaries for governor to engage in a People’s Pledge. The People’s Pledge is a voluntary agreement among the candidates to discourage outside special interest money in the election.

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