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Karen Hobert Flynn

President, Common Cause

Karen defines the leading edge of innovation that puts people over politicians to solve some of democracy’s biggest challenges. Karen led the campaign and won Connecticut’s Citizen Election Program, a law that demonstrably shifted power from wealthy special interests to the people, changing legislative priorities, saving tax dollars, and diversifying the legislature. The small-dollar-donor law was the first passed by a state legislature and has become a model for the nation. Her 30 years with Common Cause make her a uniquely strong nonpartisan voice for democracy. Her tenure is also a bridge from the iconic first-generation Common Cause leaders founder John Gardner, a Republican Secretary of HEW who was a principal architect of the Great Society and Watergate Icon Archibald Cox ,and a new generation of democracy leaders who are innovating, growing, and diversifying Common Cause and strengthening democracy so it works for all of us in the 21st Century. Karen writes and speaks frequently on issues regarding our democracy, including money in politics, redistricting, voting rights, election security, ethics, media independence and accountability, fair courts and the importance of creating a reflective democracy.

Point of Contact:
Scott Swenson
State Expertise: National
Speaks: English

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