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.

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