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Open Government Coalition Calls on East Greenwich Town Council to Cancel Meeting

Release: Open Government Coalition Calls on East Greenwich Town Council to Cancel Meeting FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                 

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Statement of Common Cause Rhode Island regarding Ken Block’s letter to the U.S. Department of Justice

Today two-time former gubernatorial candidate Ken Block sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice asserting that current regulations of the Rhode Island Board of Elections, as they are worded, do not comport with the Help America Vote Act

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2017 Legislative Wrap Up Event

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2017 Legislative Wrap Up on July 26th and made the event a success! We worked hard this year to reform our elections in Rhode Island, and enjoyed sharing the results of our work with our

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Lobby Day

Voting brings us together as Americans. But almost a half-century after Congress passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the right to vote is uncertain and the machinery of our elections is rickety. Your participation is vital in protecting our

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Statement of Common Cause Rhode Island on charges against former Representative Raymond Gallison

Statement of Common Cause Rhode Island on charges against former Representative Raymond Gallison It has happened again. With today’s plea agreement with former State Representative Raymond Gallison, Rhode Island has seen its third lawmaker arrested or charged in as many

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Common Cause Annual Meeting

Our 47th Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet Business Meeting — 4:30 pm Cocktails — 5:00 pm Dinner & Awards — 6:00 pm Program — 7:00 pm   Common Cause Rhode

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Open Government Groups Call for Release of 38 Studios Documents

August 2, 2016–Common Cause Rhode Island joined other open government groups today sending a letter to Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and Rhode Island State Police Superintendent Stephen O’Donnell asking them to release records related to the 38 Studios

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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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