Saturday, January 21, 2012

Common Cause: Not So UnCommon

Remember the group Common Cause who donated money for mailers on Jerry Lewis' behalf through the Public Campaign Action Fund?

Here is a recap:

Perhaps people should know who FUNDS the Public Campaign Action Fund.
On the list of groups who donate more than $20,000 per year:

Common Cause The address for Common Cause is 1133 19th Street NW, 9th Floor Washington, DC 20036. The same address used on the mailer posted above.
Which is the same address for Public Campaign Action Fund: 1133 19th Street, NW Suite #900 Washington, DC 20036.
Which is the same address for Campaign Money Watch: 1133 19th Street, 9th floor Washington DC 20036

The Chair of the National Governing Board for Common Cause is Robert Reich. Reich is a former Secretary of Labor under President Clinton.

-Democracy Fund Political Action
-National Education Association
-Service Employees International Union
-Tides Voter Action Fund
(who is Tides?)
-Working Assets This group supports organizations such as: Democracy Now!, National Immigration Forum, Interfaith Alliance Foundation, Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education, Planned Parenthood, Center for Justice and Accountability, Human Rights Watch, Partners in Health, Color of Change, Media Matters, Project Vote, Sierra Club etc.
-Proteus Fund
-Pat Stryker (read Gilbert Watch's excellent account of THE BLUEPRINT-How the Democrats Won Colorado)

Common Cause (along with the League Of Women Voters), have plugged Obama's new campaign commercial.  They claim to be "independent watchdogs".


But, ask Jerry Lewis who Common Cause is and I'm sure he won't have a clue.  Who knew a group that touts Obama's record as "unprecedented" would also help the campaign of an inexperienced political unknown running for a small legislative district in Arizona?