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June 11, 2015 - June 11, 2015
Join Common Cause/New York's Executive Director Susan Lerner for a briefing and discussion of the ethics scandals in Albany and exciting potential for reform in Buffalo!
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.
Letters & Testimony
Common Cause New York Testimony to JCOPE Review Commission Submitted in Person by Prudence Katze October 14, 2015
February 22, 2016
Violation of Campaign Finance Law and/or Conflicts of Interest Law arising from The Campaign for One New York and United for Affordable NYC
March 27, 2013
Common Cause New York Volunteers talking about their experience volunteering on Election Day 2012
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.
April 26, 2017; Featured Item, Status Update
There is sad news this morning out of New York: Benjamin Barber, a brilliant political theorist and former longtime member of Common Cause’s National Governing Board, has lost his battle with pancreatic cancer.
Research & Reports
July 6, 2017
Policy Proposal for the Regulation of Legal Defense Funds Under New York City Laws
June 3, 2016
A list of Senator Andrew Lanza Campaign Contributions between 2005-2015.
Executive Director, Common Cause New York, Common Cause, State Staff
Susan Lerner is the executive director of Common Cause New York.
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.