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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 events@commoncauseri.org, 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

Posted in ISSUES, NEWS & EVENTS

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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UPCOMING EVENTS

Both our State Governing Board and Policy Committee meetings are open to the public. The next Policy Committee meeting will be held at our office on Monday, December 8, 2014, at 5:30pm. 

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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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Open government groups blast attorney general opinion on open records law

Calling it “a new low” in the state’s enforcement of the Access to Public Records Act (APRA), five open government groups today blasted an opinion issued by the Attorney General’s office which held that public bodies can charge members of

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Good government groups call on Rhode Island Senate to withdraw ethics resolution

Common Cause Rhode Island, along with the Rhode Island Taxpayers, and the League of Women Voters of Rhode, ask the Rhode Island Senate to withdraw Senate resolution 2824 Sub A as amended. This resolution, which would put a constitutional amendment

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