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September 6, 2014 - September 6, 2014
PAY 2 PLAY chronicles the corrupting influence of money in politics and what we can do fix the system. Join us for a post film question and answer with Susan Lerner of Common Cause/NY.
January 26, 2015
Join with parents, students, voters, workers, and clergy to take back our democracy!
Letters & Testimony
January 21, 2016
Upon further reading of the PAO, we are concerned over the potential First Amendment implications of the portion of the PAO addressing conversations with reporters and editorial boards, and the burdens it appears to impose on important speech between citizens and the media.
December 10, 2014
Letter to Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders in Albany calling for open public hearings and a transparent and participatory legislative process following the failure to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the Eric Garner case.
September 21, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update
Another in a series of reports from Common Cause New York's 2017 summer interns
September 20, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update
First in a series of report from Common Cause's 2017 summer interns.
July 13, 2017
Sheldon Silver is absolutely guilty of corrupting his office and violating the public trust of 19 million New Yorkers
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.
Research & Reports
June 3, 2016
A list of Senator Andrew Lanza Campaign Contributions between 2005-2015.
June 3, 2016
Last week, Governor Cuomo proposed several pieces of legislation, each taking a different approach to closing a loophole that allows limited liability companies (LLCs) to contribute money to New York State campaigns at the same level as an individual person, rather than treating them like other business entities subject to much lower contribution limits.