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:
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 ›