WASHINGTON–U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released the following statement on the passing of Karen Hobert Flynn, president of Common Cause:

“Karen was a fierce public servant who dedicated her life to making our democracy fairer and more transparent. By shepherding Connecticut’s public financing system and disclosure laws, she made it possible for more people to get involved in the political process and created a model for states across the country. Her passing is a tremendous loss for Connecticut and the country, and I send my deepest condolences to her family, friends, and all who knew and loved her.”