“Dark money” spending by independent expenditures (IEs) committees, commonly called Super PACs, undermines transparency in democracy. As a result, big dollar donors can inject millions into a race and completely overwhelm the voice of average voters. In New York City, Common Cause New York has successfully worked with the Campaign Finance Board to require IEs to register and disclose details about their spending, and we’re fighting to impose those same restrictions throughout the state. We are currently working with the New York City Council to require all IE materials (leaflets, mail, commercials) to include a disclaimer listing the top five donors to the PAC.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today his support for important ethics and campaign finance changes proposed by Common Cause New York and other public interest allies in the wake of the arrest of New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon...

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Lauren George, February 2, 2015

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