Gerrymander Gazette - February 2016
February 19, 2016
In this monthly newsletter, Common Cause will provide periodic updates on the goofy politics that allow this anachronism to survive and the grassroots campaigns, legislative efforts, and litigation that are allowing citizens to fight back and make their voices heard.
Common Cause/NY Testimony on NYC Council Pay Raises
February 3, 2016
Today, Common Cause/NY Executive Director, Susan Lerner, testified before the New York City Council about pay raises and related reforms.
Common Cause/NY Statement on Siena College Poll
February 1, 2016
Today Siena College Research Institute released a poll which found that 89% of New Yorkers say that corruption is somewhat or very serious, and almost half (49%) are less likely to re-elect their current representative because of corruption.
Government Reform Groups Weigh in on NYC Council Raise Deal
January 28, 2016
Common Cause/NY, Citizens Union, and NYPIRG issued a joint statement in anticipation of the upcoming vote to raise salaries for members of the New York City Council.
Reform Groups React to Governor's Ethics Package, Push Clean Conscience Pledge
January 20, 2016
One week after Governor Cuomo's State of the State and budget address, Common Cause/NY, Citizens Union, and NYPIRG reacted to his proposals for ethics, elections, and oversight in an open letter.