Common Cause New York

Americans deserve open, honest, accountable government.

We’re working to deliver it.

Common Cause New York is the statewide New York chapter of Common Cause. We are dedicated to restoring the core values of American democracy, reinventing an open, honest, and accountable government that empowers ordinary people to make their voices heard. We work to:

  • Strengthen public participation and faith in our institutions of government;
  • Ensure that government and the political process serve the public interest, rather than special interests;
  • Curb the excessive influence of money on government policy and elections;
  • Promote fair and honest elections and high ethical standards for government officials

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Moreland Commission

Common Cause New York collaborated closely with the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption and its staff to share our detailed state research and highlight some areas of concern that we believed the Commission should investigate. Learn More ›

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FairElectionsNY

Fair Elections

Fair Elections is a statewide effort to pass comprehensive campaign finance reform built around a core system of public financing of elections. Learn More ›

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Buffalo Public Financing

Common Cause New York is working closely with the Common Council to explore a system of public financing for the City of Buffalo. Learn More ›

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Getting ready to register voters at the Pomonok Fresh Food Fest.
Wednesday, Jul 30 2014


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Forget red vs. blue, these days politics is all about the green.
Monday, Jul 28 2014

Common Cause/NY Statement in response to NYT - Cuomo's Office Hobbled State Ethi...
Wednesday, Jul 23 2014

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