Organizations: Gardner's Common Cause

John Gardner has been an academic, a Government adviser, a federal administrator and a foundation executive. Through it all, he has also been a social and political gadfly. Last week the former Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare announced that he was searching for broader wings and a sharper bite. To that end, he plans to organize a citizens' group that would attempt to influence and reform atrophied, unresponsive political institutions.

Tentatively called the Common Cause, it would function as a kind of superlobby, mobilizing widespread pressure to attack the national failures...

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