Common Cause New York

Americans deserve open, honest, accountable government.

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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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Comcast-Time Warner Merger

Comcast, a giant cable and internet provider with less than a million subscribers in New York is seeking state and federal approval to buy Time Warner Cable. Learn More ›

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Citizens United

In Citizens United v. FEC, the US Supreme Court said the Constitution allows people, corporations and groups to spend as much as they like to influence elections. The decision is based on a fantasy -- that big donations won't influence or corrupt the candidates and officials who benefit from them. Common Cause supports a constitutional amendment declaring that "Only People are People" and that only people should have free speech rights protected by the Constitution. Learn More ›

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Defeat The Redistricting Referendum

Redistricting reform is a top priority at Common Cause/NY. Learn More ›

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