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 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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Clean Conscience Pledge

Clean Conscience Pledge

Public trust in NY State legislators is at an all-time low, as relentless corruption convictions shed a dark light on Albany. Now is the time for good lawmakers to step forward. We are asking that our legislators commit to enacting real and lasting ethics reform, and sign the Clean Conscience Pledge. Learn More ›

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