Tuesday, 9 December 2014

People’s Pledge

In the wake of this present week's established alteration hearing on cash in governmental issues, Common Cause conveyed letters to congressional and gubernatorial hopefuls the nation over urging them to take an "Individuals' Pledge" to reject outside using by specific vested parties in their political races.

The letter urges the workplace seekers to "have a go at something other than what's expected: a battle you and your adversary will be glad for…  that will give voters a legit picture of you and your methodologies to the discriminating issues confronting [them]."

Incomparable Court governed in Citizens United v. Government Election Commission that cash parallels discourse, unique premiums have been flooding our decisions with money. A huge number of dollars have been contributed to buy favors from chose authorities and assault advertisements that just deceived voters. In April, the court in Mccutcheon v. Government Election Commission upset years of fight account regulations by striking down breaking points on the general aggregate that individual benefactors may provide for elected competitors or gathering boards in a solitary decision cycle.

A modest bunch of competitors are attempting to evade these patterns with an "Individuals' Pledge." Pioneered by then-U.s. Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) and after that applicant Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in the 2012 Massachusetts U.s. Senate race, the promise confers taking an interest possibility to make beneficent commitments to counterbalance the effect of cash used for their sake by "autonomous" super Pacs and political non-benefit bunches.

In the Brown-Warren race, the vow demonstrated astoundingly effective. Outside using in that fight was 93 percent not exactly in other exceptionally challenged 2012 U.s. Senate races. Presently Common Cause is looking to reproduce these results. Competitors from Arkansas to Georgia, Nebraska to North Carolina and past, are consistently urged to take this promise. What's more residents the nation over are getting to be progressively mindful of this problem. As Public Citizen President Robert Weissman brought up, "eight in 10 Americans have said they would help constrains on the measure of cash given to gatherings attempting to impact U.s. races."

In the midst of such enthusiasm toward the issue, Common Cause and Public Citizen are facilitating a call with now Sen. Warren, who will talk about her involvement with the vow and take inquiries in regards to cash in governmental issues.

"The individuals who are rich have figured out how to help revamp the standards," says Warren, "When that starts to occur, we get a nation that is going in the wrong heading." Common Make and Public Citizen are seeing to designer a turnaroun

Thursday, 14 March 2013


Texas is the second most populous and the second-largest of the 50 states in the United States of America, and the largest state in the 48 contiguous United States. Located in the South Central United States, Texas shares an international border with the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas to the south, and borders the U.S. states of New Mexico to the west, Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas to the northeast and Louisiana to the east. Texas has an area of 268,820 square miles, and a growing population of 26.1 million residents.

Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth-largest in the United States, while San Antonio is the second largest in the state and seventh largest in the United States. Dallas Fort Worth and Greater Houston are the fourth and fifth largest United States metropolitan areas, respectively. Other major cities include El Paso and Austin the state capital. Texas is nicknamed the Lone Star State to signify Texas as a former independent republic and as a reminder of the state's struggle for independence from Mexico. The "Lone Star" can be found on the Texas state flag and on the Texas state seal today.

Monday, 30 April 2012

Common Cause Texas

Common Cause Texas Common Cause Texas is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working towards more honest and accountable government at the national, state and local level. We have a proven track record of hard-fought legislative campaigns and victories. Contact us at commoncausetx [at] gmail.com.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Common Cause

Common Cause is a self-described nonpartisan, nonprofit lobby and advocacy organization. It was founded in 1970 by John W. Gardner, a Republican former cabinet secretary under Lyndon Johnson, as a "citizens' lobby" with a mission focused on making U.S. political institutions more open and accountable.

Common Cause's current president and chief executive officer is Robert W. Edgar, a former Democratic congressman from Pennsylvania. Its chairman is former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich. It has offices in 36 states, and is funded by dues and contributions from its nearly 400,000 members and supporters.