Common Cause New York

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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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NY redistricting proposal is just more political flim-flammery (Editorial)

In November, New York voters will be asked to pass judgment on a constitutional amendment that changes the way legislative and congressional districts are redrawn every 10 years based on the U.S. Census. The ballot proposition is wonky and complicated and therefore open to manipulation. And manipulated it was. Learn More ›

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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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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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A Pipeline Full of Special Interest Money
As the U.S. Senate votes on the Keystone XL pipeline today, a new Common Cause analysis reveals that special interest money is what’s really driving the debate.
Tuesday, Nov 18 2014

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As the Senate gets ready to finish up for the year, over 150 nominees for key posts like the Surgeon General and the Election Assistance Commission are still waiting on confirmation votes. You deserve a fully staffed government -- call your senators today and demand an up-or-down vote for these nominees before they leave Washington, DC! ACT NOW:
Tuesday, Nov 18 2014

Join the ALEC exodus - Common Cause
Ask tech leaders to join the mass exodus from ALEC
Friday, Nov 7 2014

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