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Join us on the evening of Tuesday, October 16th for our 48th Annual Meeting

Speaker Trevor Potter, an expert in campaign law; founder of the Campaign Legal Center; and the lawyer for Stephen Colbert’s super PAC, “Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow,” during the 2012 election (watch a video of him on The Colbert

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Common Cause supports additional reporting by Ethics Commission

August 21, 2018 For immediate release Today Common Cause Rhode Island submitted testimony to the Rhode Island Ethics Commission in support of the changes to their procedures for releasing information when there is no finding of probable cause. That testimony

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Common Cause Rhode Island files campaign finance complaint against Allan Fung and Carpionato Properties

June 18, 2018 For Immediate Release Today Common Cause Rhode Island filed a complaint with the Rhode Island Board of Elections against Allan W. Fung and Carpionato Properties for violations of Rhode Island campaign finance laws. The complaint alleges that

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The Test Run/La Carrera de Prueba

  Purpose: A 1-mile run to spread the word about the nation’s only Census test (in Providence County, R.I.). All proceeds will go toward informing the public about the Census test and the local update of Census addresses being conducted

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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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Demystifying Democracy

Common Cause Rhode Island, in conjunction with the Rhode Island School of Design, will again host three free educational seminars on how state government works, and how you can make a difference. In 2017, we launched our Demystifying Democracy series

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