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Pay 2 Play Screening in NYC

September 6, 2014

Join Common Cause New York for a special screening of PAY 2 PLAY - which chronicles the corrupting influence of money in politics and what we can do fix the system. After the movie, join us across the street at The Smith (55 3rd Ave) for a drink and great conversation.

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Common Cause New York Action Team continues to grow

February 14, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update

Last night, over 60 people came to our second NYC Action Team meeting. We now have over 250 people who have signed up to be Action Team members, many of them actively involved in volunteer activities. Here in NYC, 4 neighborhood-based working groups are meet regularly, deciding on joint actions to take. Thanks to Eleanor Moretta, our weekly phone bank is going great guns. In the 4 days from Feb. 2 to 5, our NY members called over 500 Common Cause members in red states. We've added the ability for our members to make phone calls from home, which has greatly expanded our capacity. But having 6-8 people in the office on Thursday evenings is wonderfully re-enforcing.

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Research & Reports

Senator Andrew Lanza and the LLC Loophole

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.

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Staff

Susan Lerner

Executive Director, Common Cause New York, Common Cause, State Staff

Susan Lerner is the executive director of Common Cause New York.

Trevon Mayers

Assistant Director, Common Cause New York, State Staff

Trevon Mayers serves as the Assistant Director for Common Cause New York, where he works on advocacy, policy, communications and other priorities for the New York chapter.

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