Common Cause/NY Statement on AG’s Proposed Disclosure Requirements for 501 (c) (4) Organizations

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Susan Lerner

December 12, 2012


Common Cause/NY Statement in Response to Districting Commission’s Decision to Revise Maps

In response to news articles about Attorney General Schneiderman’s proposed requirements for 501 (c) (4) organizations to disclose donors above a certain amount, Common Cause/NY Executive Director, Susan Lerner, released the following statement:

“The flow of unregulated money to 501 (c) (4) organizations has cloaked our democracy in secrecy, allowing anonymous donors to influence the political process. Attorney General Schneiderman’s draft regulation to force public disclosure of 501 (c) (4) dollars is a bold step toward lifting the veil on political spending in New York State. Common Cause looks forward to participating in planned public hearings to help develop the best rules possible.”