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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Election Reform

We advocate for New York State to modernize its voting practices, including improvements such as early voting, electronic poll books, and much more. Learn More ›

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County Ethics

Common Cause New York advocates for ethics on both a state and local level. Throughout the summer, our staff has been researching the status of ethics on a county level. While some counties have exemplary and clear ethics policies, most have local citizen watchdogs scratching their heads when they attempt to make a difference. Common Cause New York advocates for uniform county ethics oversight across New York State, which would provide clear and effective monitoring of conflicts of interests. Learn More ›

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Election Protection

Common Cause New York believes that the most fundamental right granted to a citizen of our democracy is the right to vote and have that vote counted. Join us to protect the right to vote on Election Day. Learn More ›

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