Regarding the Passing of Common Cause President Bob Edgar


All of us at the Campaign Legal Center were shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing this morning of Bob Edgar, the tireless and dedicated president of Common Cause. Bob brought passion and integrity to all of his many undertakings and his steadfast presence and dedication in the reform community will be sorely missed.  We had the pleasure of working with Bob on a great many initiatives since he took the helm at Common Cause.  We greatly appreciated and admired his ability to remain upbeat and committed to improving our democracy, whether in the face of triumph or setback.  For Bob, a setback like the ill-considered Supreme Court decision in Citizens United could never be used as an excuse to cede the field.  Instead, he chose to use it as a clarion call to safeguard democracy and immediately set about mobilizing for justice.  Our democracy will miss his leadership, but his work will go on.       

We would like to express our condolences to his family and to all of those who worked with Bob at Common Cause. We join them in mourning his passing.