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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Framework for Ethics Reform

Bold ethics reforms are needed right now to end corruption, restore public trust, and ensure that New Yorkers can have a functioning, healthy democracy we need and deserve. Learn More ›

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Common Cause New York is proud of our work to help establish the Joint Commission on Ethics (JCOPE), an independent watch-dog over the Legislature, as well as our successful efforts to require more transparent and precise disclosure forms. 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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