Grassroots power triumphs in statehouse victories

Shapiro, Marci
September 1995
Common Cause Magazine;Fall95, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p29
Reports on efforts by the organization Common Cause to reform Tennessee's campaign finance and political ethics laws. Reform bills signed into law; Details of the bills.


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