U.S. PIRG Mourns the Loss of Common Cause President Bob Edgar

The movement to create a more equal and participative democracy lost an inspirational and tireless leader this week.

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Bob Edgar, an inspirational and tireless leader in the fight to create a stronger democracy. Bob was a member of Congress, an organizational director, an advocate, but above and through all a preacher – not just for his congregation in Pennsylvania, but for all of us in the campaign finance reform community, and the country as a whole.               

The battle to reform our democracy can sometimes feel like an endless fight, but Bob never tired of it. His energy and eloquence were, and will continue to be, a sustaining force for all who work to amplify the voice of the public in the halls of power.