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Every Vote Counts

August 6, 2015 - August 6, 2015

A Day of Action on the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

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Letters & Testimony

Common Cause NY's Comment in Opposition to Comcast- TWC Merger

August 11, 2014

Common Cause/NY filed a Comment with the NY Public Service Commission detailing the various ways in which Comcast and Times Warner Cable’s Joint Petition seeking approval of the merger failed to meet their burden of affirmatively showing that the proposed merger will result in net, positive benefits for New Yorkers. In our Comment we argue that the proposed merger is not in the public interest and so should not go forward.

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Common Cause Sues New York State to End Voter Purges

September 6, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update

New York State has improperly deactivated the voter registrations of tens of thousands of qualified voters simply because for several years they’ve chosen not to cast ballots, Common Cause New York charges in a lawsuit filed today.

Common Cause Recommends Legislation to Create Legal Defense Funds for NYC Public Officials

July 6, 2017; Press Release, Status Update

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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Press Releases

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Research & Reports

Presidential Primary in New York State Ballot Information

April 11, 2016

The purpose of the Presidential primary is to select delegates to a national convention of a political party where that party’s nominee for U.S. President will be selected. Voters must be registered in the Democratic or Republican party to vote in that party’s primary. In New York State, the Republican and Democratic Presidential primaries are organized differently.

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General Content

Background

Background information on our work for universal phone service

Common Cause/New York Annual Awards Dinner

On April 12th, Common Cause/ New York's held our annual dinner to celebrate individuals who have been actively involved in civic affairs and have worked to strengthen our democracy.

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