For Immediate Release Common Cause New York Reacts to Report that Mayor Will Shut Down Campaign for One New York

Written by Alexis Grenell on March 17, 2016

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Alexis Grenell,

NEW YORK, NY -- In response to a news report that the Mayor will shut down the Campaign for One New York, Common Cause New York Executive Director, Susan Lerner, issued the following statement:

"Common Cause New York does not accept that secret money is a necessary function of the modern mayoralty and we are pleased to read that the Mayor will be shutting down the Campaign for One New York. It does not serve the public interest to have a shadow government, serving only to breed mistrust and confusion among voters.This is the right decision which we hope others will follow."

Last month, Common Cause New York sent a letter to the Conflicts of Interest Board (COIB) and the Campaign Finance Board (CFB) requesting an investigation into the Campaign for One New York.

Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

Office: Common Cause National, Common Cause New York

Issues: Ethics, Ethics

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