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Ethics 07.13.2017

Statement on Appeals Court Ruling on Sheldon Silver

Sheldon Silver is absolutely guilty of corrupting his office and violating the public trust of 19 million New Yorkers

Ethics 04.29.2016

Common Cause/New York + Constituents Pressure Flanagan to Commit to Ethics Reform

Four days before former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos receives his sentence for public corruption, Common Cause/NY Executive Director, Susan Lerner joined with constituents of Senate District 2 to urge his replacement, Senator John Flanagan, to commit to ethics reform.

Ethics 03.18.2016

Common Cause New York Statement on Dutchess County Jail Bond Issue

Common Cause New York issued statement regarding the proposed Dutchess County bond issue to fund the construction of a new large county jail.

Ethics 03.17.2016

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

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

Ethics 02.29.2016

Common Cause/New York Requests Conflicts of Interest Board and the Campaign Finance Board Review of Mayor de Blasio's Fundraising

Today Common Cause/New York sent a letter addressed to the Conflicts of Interest Board (COIB) and the Campaign Finance Board (CFB) calling for a review of Mayor Bill de Blasio's use of 501(c)4 entities to raise money: the Campaign for One New York and United for Affordable NYC.

Ethics 02.3.2016

Common Cause/NY Statement on Siena College Poll

Today Siena College Research Institute released a poll which found that 89% of New Yorkers say that corruption is somewhat or very serious, and almost half (49%) are less likely to re-elect their current representative because of corruption.

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