Common Cause Recommends Legislation to Create Legal Defense Funds for NYC Public Officials
July 6, 2017
Today, Common Cause released a comparative analysis of Legal Defense Fund (LDF) models across the country and recommendations for New York City. A framework does not currently exist in New York, creating a policy gap in the campaign finance law. The paper was co-authored by Michael Halberstam, Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Law and Economic Studies at Columbia Law School.
Friends Remember Benjamin Barber, Tireless Advocate for Democracy
April 26, 2017
There is sad news this morning out of New York: Benjamin Barber, a brilliant political theorist and former longtime member of Common Cause’s National Governing Board, has lost his battle with pancreatic cancer.
Common Cause NY Joins March for Trump Accountability
April 17, 2017
With "Hold Power Accountable" on one side and "People. Action. Democracy." on the other side of blue signs, our fierce band of Common Causers stuck together in Bryant Park for the Tax March on Saturday, April 15th.
Was Sacked Prosecutor on Trump's Trail?
March 13, 2017
Did President Trump fire Preet Bharara, the federal prosecutor with jurisdiction over the President’s Manhattan residence, to head off a potential corruption investigation? Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings believes it’s possible.
February 14, 2017
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