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Voting & Elections 01.30.2017

DOJ and NY Attorney General Join Lawsuit Against NYC Board of Elections

Federal Justice Department and Attorney General Schneiderman join Common Cause Lawsuit against New York City Board of Elections

Voting & Elections 06.29.2016

The importance of voter registration

"This is not a conversation for the back burner ," Assemblywoman Latrice Walker said about voting rights at the Brooklyn NAACP Voter Engagement Conference on a recent Saturday morning. With panels of accomplished attorneys, politicians, and civil rights activists, members of the Brooklyn community gathered to discuss the NAACP Brooklyn Votes campaign and efforts to engage voters throughout the greater New York City area.

Ethics 02.23.2016

“Muckracking Monday” – Senator Michael Ranzenhofer and the LLC Loophole

Glenwood Management is now a household name for its role as “Developer-1” in both of the recent corruption indictments to roil Albany. But, why would a New York City real estate development company, with properties concentrated mostly on the island of Manhattan, be interested in financially contributing to an upstate senator?

Ethics 12.17.2015

Common Cause/NY Releases Major Review of Outside Income for NYS Lawmakers

Analysis based on 2015 JCOPE filings for all 213 legislators

Voting & Elections 10.19.2015

"Motor Voting": When Will it Be New York's Turn?

This year, both Oregon and California passed automatic voter registration bills that streamline the voter registration process – New York State could do the same and have just one form that covers both driver’s license and voter registration.

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