About Common Cause
Common Cause is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization founded in 1970 by JohnGardner as a vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to holdtheir elected leaders accountable to the public interest. Today, Common Cause is one of themost active, effective, and respected nonprofit organizations working for political change inAmerica. Common Cause strives to strengthen our democracy by empowering our members,supporters and the general public to take action on critical policy issues.In this spirit, Common Cause serves as an independent voice for change and a watchdog againstcorruption and abuse of power. Together with our sister organization, the Common CauseEducation Fund, we employ a powerful combination of grassroots organizing, coalition building,research, policy development, public education, lobbying and litigation to win reform at alllevels of government.
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