State Ethics

Our state affiliates are watchdogs for tightening and enforcing ethical standards in statehouses across the country. Here are a few examples.

Common Cause New York's persistent calls for a thorough investigation of sexual harassment allegations against state Assemblyman Vito Lopez led to Lopez's resignation in 2013 and sparked a drive to reform the way the Assembly handles future cases.

Common Cause Georgia is leading the Georgia Alliance for Ethics Reform, a coalition that has found common ground between progressives and Tea Party activists in the campaign for tougher ethics laws in the Peach State. Our lobbying in 2012 and '13 helped spark passage of a landmark law limiting gifts lobbyists may give to public officials.

Colorado Common Cause led the successful drive to pass Amendment 41, which created an independent state ethics commission to enforce ethical standards for all state employees and elected officials.
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Every legislative session, New Mexico legislators have a chance to advance the cause of good governance by voting on legislation that focuses on issues like money in politics, transparency, ethics and voter access. Common Cause New Mexico tracks...

NMGPA – Grading New Mexico's Legislators
August 19, 2017

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