Search results for ‘common cause’


  • Other Group

    Scrutineers

    Scrutineers is a left-of-center election activist organization that plans strategies and works to implement the critical race theory-influenced concept of “election justice.” 1 Scrutineers is a member of the left-leaning Declaration for American Democracy (DFAD)
  • Non-profit

    Lawyers Defending American Democracy

    Lawyers Defending American Democracy is a left-of-center political advocacy organization that authored letters, statements, and briefs about issues it deems are threats to democracy and presses the legal community to act on said perceived threats.
  • Movement

    The Twitter Files

    In late November 2022, billionaire Twitter owner and CEO Elon Musk announced he would be releasing “The Twitter Files on free speech suppression.” He allowed six independent journalists, many of them with left-leaning backgrounds, access to internal Twitter documents and communications covering a period beginning in 2016 when
  • For-profit

    Pythia Public

    Pythia Public is a consulting firm specializing in public relations and public affairs for political candidates, issue advocacy campaigns, and corporations. In 2022, Pythia Public was named the best political public relations firm in New York, citing its work for New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D), Comptroller
  • For-profit

    Civic Eagle

    Civic Eagle is a for-profit company that sells Enview, a federal and state-level legislation tracking and explaining service to businesses, nonprofits, lobbying groups, and law firms, From its founding in 2019 to May 2022, Civic Eagle had served more than 2,000 users
  • For-profit

    Action Squared

    Action Squared is a for-profit company that builds online tools for left-wing non-profits and labor unions, primarily through Action Network and Action Builder. Action Network is an online toolset and the sole owner of Action Squared. Action Builder, another online development toolset, is owned by Action Squared and was
  • Non-profit

    Andrew Goodman Foundation

     Andrew Goodman Foundation (AGF) is a left-of-center nonprofit that advocates for student voting through lawsuits, supporting legislation, and on-campus get-out-the-vote campaigns. AGF is named for Andrew Goodman, a college student who joined Freedom Summer, a 1964 civil rights voter registration drive in Mississippi who was murdered along with two other
  • For-profit

    YouGov

    YouGov is a British polling company founded in 2000 by Stephan Shakespeare and Nadhim Zahawi. YouGov has 20 million members worldwide whom it surveys, along with 1,600 employees across 39 offices. 1 YouGov claims to be non-partisan.
  • Non-profit

    Voters’ Right to Know (VRTK)

    Voters’ Right to Know (VRTK) is a social welfare advocacy group that promotes transparency in elections and the disclosure of political spending. 1 It is led by and has partnered with left-of-center individuals and
  • Person

    Sophia L. Lakin

    Sophia Lin Lakin is deputy director of the Voting Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in New York City. 1 She’s an attorney registered with the state of New York.
  • Person

    Karen Hobert Flynn

    Karen Hobert Flynn is president of Common Cause, a progressive advocacy group oriented around campaign finance law and policy, redistricting, and left-of-center policy objectives, as well as respectively co-chair and member of the board of the similarly-aligned Democracy Initiative and Democracy21. Background Prior to working for
  • Non-profit

    Jewish Communal Fund

    The Jewish Communal Fund is a community foundation and administrator of donor-advised funds that promotes and facilitates charitable giving within the Jewish community in the greater New York City area. The organization was founded in 1972 and since has grown to serve donor-advised fund holders across the United States and
  • Person

    Meredith McGehee

    Meredith McGehee is a lobbyist, political consultant, and political commentator primarily concerned with left-of-center campaign finance advocacy. She is the founder of McGehee Strategies, a lobbying firm, and the executive director of left-of-center advocacy group Issue One. Though McGehee is generally aligned with the Democratic Party, she has criticized
  • Other Group

    The Voter Project

    The Voter Project is a left-of-center organization that promotes increased vote-by-mail and voter registration in Pennsylvania. 1 Originally founded in 2020 to implement Pennsylvania’s Act 77 law that expanded
  • Person

    Mary McCord

    Mary McCord is a left-of-center attorney, academic, and former Obama administration Department of Justice official who directs the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection at the Georgetown University Law Center. McCord was a federal prosecutor for 20 years before taking a senior position in the Justice Department
  • Person

    Matthew Weil

    Matthew Weil is an election administration policy advocate who directs the elections project at the left-of-center Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC). He first joined the BPC in 2013 and had previously worked for the Treasury Department, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, and the center-right American Enterprise Institute.
  • Non-profit

    Omidyar Nexus

    Not to be confused with Omidyar Network (Nonprofit) The Omidyar Nexus describes a collection of nonprofit and for-profit organizations associated with and funded by Pierre Omidyar, a billionaire donor to center-left political causes and founder of eBay. Information about each member of the nexus is compiled below; for
  • Person

    Lawrence Norden

    Lawrence Norden is a left-of-center election policy advocate and attorney who works as the senior director of elections and government policy at the Brennan Center for Justice. Norden has been a longtime commenter on election administration policy and campaign finance and is particularly well known for his research on
  • Person

    Elizabeth Goitein

    Elizabeth (Liza) Goitein is an attorney and public policy professional who currently directs the Liberty and National Security Policy portfolio at the Brennan Center for Justice, a left-of-center advocacy group and public interest legal center located at New York University. Much of Goitein’s professional work centers around the analysis
  • Person

    Dipayan Ghosh

    Dipayan Ghosh is a left-leaning technology policy advisor and computer scientist who currently is a fellow and co-director of the Platform Accountability Project at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He previously was a White House technology policy advisor