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08.13.2021

Common Cause/NY Statement Regarding Holding Andrew Cuomo Accountable

Voting & Elections 03.27.2020

NY Electeds, Election Commissioners + CC/NY Call to Expand Absentee Voting + Consolidate Primary Amid COVID-19

Today, State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou, New York State Board of Elections Co-Chair Douglas A. Kellner, Onondaga County Democratic Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny, and Susan Lerner of Common Cause/NY joined together to urge New York lawmakers to expand absentee voting in New York, as well as consolidate the April 28th presidential and village primaries and special elections, to the legislative and congressional primaries on June 23rd...

Voting & Elections 03.24.2020

Democracy Doesn’t Pause: Common Cause/NY on How Elections Can Proceed During COVID-19

Common Cause/NY released a white paper today with recommendations on how New York elections can proceed during a pandemic, including...

Groups Urge Government to Adopt New Measures to do the People’s Business

Common Cause/NY, League of Women Voters New York, NYPIRG, Reinvent Albany, and Citizens Union encourage lawmakers to vote remotely.

Voting & Elections 03.18.2020

Common Cause/NY Calls to Consolidate Brooklyn Special Election w/ June 23rd Primaries for Legislature and Congress

"We applaud Governor Cuomo for taking swift action to lower the petition signature requirement for candidates in New York. However, there is some confusion over whether or not those same requirements apply to the special election race in NYC Council District 37 scheduled for April 28..."

Voting & Elections 03.16.2020

Common Cause/NY Calls to Consolidate April Primaries on June 23rd in light of COVID-19

We urge the Governor and lawmakers to consolidate the presidential primary and other relevant special elections with the June 23rd legislative and congressional primary. Generally we believe that elections should not be postponed, however, the current circumstances require extraordinary measures. Consolidating the primaries is a prudent public health measure that does not undermine our democracy, and frees up much needed funding for more immediate public health needs.

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