Guests and honorees enjoyed good company and great conversation at the University Club Tuesday night, April 14th to celebrate Common Cause’s 45th Anniversary. Common Cause NY Board Member Leo Hindery presented Jim Sinegal, Founder and former CEO of Costco, with the John Gardner Lifetime Achievement Award. Common Cause President Miles Rapoport gave Cornell Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP, our Champion of Democracy Award for his work to provide equal opportunity and justice for underserved communities in our country today. Michael Klein, Chairman of the Sunlight Foundation, presented Zephyr Teachout with our Democracy in Action Award for her valiant campaign for Governor of New York and her crusade against the pervasive corruption and influence of special interest money in Albany.
Common Cause NY Board Chair - Susan Rubinstein
John Gardner Lifetime Achievement Award - Jim Senegal
Common Cause Champion of Democracy Award - Cornell W. Brooks
Common Cause Democracy in Action Award: Zephyr Teachout
Susan Lerner, Executive Director, Common Cause NY