Since its founding in 1970, Common Cause has been dedicated to empowering and protecting the voice of the people in our political process by promoting equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all. With chapters in 35 states nationwide, Common Cause works with policymakers, organizers, and community leaders at both the state and federal levels to build a truly inclusive and representative democracy where all people have an equal say.
Common Cause New York continues to be one of the most active state chapters in the country, representing tens of thousands of New Yorkers throughout the state. We are leaders in the movement for election administration reform, campaign finance reform and upholding ethics laws to impact systems that undermine people’s faith in democracy. Our contributions with national campaigns, legislative analysis, and coalition building have secured significant victories in courtrooms, statehouses, local communities, and at the ballot box.