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Voters want to know your positions on critical democracy issues.

If elected, you will take an oath to uphold the Constitution and represent your constituents. You will be asked to address pressing issues about the outsize role of special interest money in politics, the right of every eligible American to cast their vote and have it count, strong ethical standards that keep government accountable to the people, and more.

Common Cause is nonpartisan, and our survey is designed to let voters know the positions of their candidates on the democracy issues that matter to Americans. Your response (or lack thereof) — and that of your opponent — will be posted on this website. As a nonpartisan organization, we do not endorse any candidates for public office or work with any political party on electoral activity.

We’ll also publicize the questionnaires by alerting our supporters and doing media outreach with the results in the run-up to Election Day to allow voters to see where candidates stand on these important issues, and to contact your campaign (and that of your opponent) to ask you to return the questionnaire.

You should expect to be asked about these issues, and we hope you will demonstrate to voters early and often, as hundreds of congressional candidates did for our 2016 candidate questionnaire, what your positions are on key democracy reform issues. A critical step is to answer the Our Democracy 2018 questionnaire and let your voters know where you stand.

Democracy is on the ballot in 2018.

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