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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.

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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.

Activist Toolkit

February 14, 2017

Coordinating Visits to Your Legislator’s Offices

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