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They’re running to represent YOU… so what will they do for our democracy?

The Our Democracy 2018 campaign makes sure voters know candidates’ positions on the democracy issues that matter to all Americans.

We are asking every candidate for U.S. Congress 18 simple yes-or-no questions about important pro-democracy reforms — and if elected, we’ll hold them accountable to their answers. In addition, we’ve sent surveys to candidates in multiple state legislative and executive races, to go on the record about issues like money in politics, voting rights, gerrymandering, and ethics in government.

No single solution will solve all the challenges our democracy faces, but this comprehensive agenda helps policy makers and voters know there are concrete steps we can take and proven solutions we can pass to make our government work for everyone.

Here's how to get involved

Find Your Candidates

See where your candidates stand, and ask them to go on the record.

Take In-Person Action

Organize within your district to put pressure on candidates.

Spread The Word

Read about and share our solutions for a stronger democracy

Between now and Election Day, we must make sure candidates know how important democracy issues are to voters — and that we expect them to let us know where they stand on our common-sense democracy solutions. And after the election, we must keep mobilizing to hold the winners accountable to the promises they made — so we can strengthen our democracy in 2019 and beyond.

This questionnaire’s sole purpose is to advance the issues being addressed — Common Cause does not support or endorse candidates for elected office.

Since 1970, Common Cause has been working to hold power accountable through lobbying, litigation, and organizing. Our non-partisan, pro-democracy work has helped pass hundreds of reforms at the federal, state, and local levels. Our more than 1.2 million members and more than 25 state organizations around the country work to strengthen our democracy by empowering the voices of everyday Americans in government.

Special thanks to Kian McKellar for photography

Democracy is on the ballot in 2018.

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