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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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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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