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Ethics 12.9.2021

Common Cause New York’s 2022 Legislative Priorities

Fact Sheet

Our state priorities reflect our values, a better democracy for all New Yorkers.

Testimony before New York’s Redistricting Commission

Comments

In this written supplement, we present detailed analysis and recommendations regarding district lines to be drawn in four of the five New York City boroughs: Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. Cognizant of the state constitutional requirement to respect the cores of existing districts where practical, we begin our discussion with relevant demographic changes, both borough wide and as impacts current district maps.

New York's Open Meetings Law must be fixed

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There is no question that, along with every other aspect of civic life during COVID, tweaks needed to be made to the Open Meetings Law to ensure the safety and health of New Yorkers. However, it is our view that aspects of the Open Meetings Law (OML) are fundamentally broken. The OML must be revised to truly function to serve the public good and provide real transparency and accountability for everyday New Yorkers.

Common Cause New York opposes reduction in mass mailing blackout period

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Common Cause New York strongly opposes Int 34-2018 as it will only serve to favor incumbents during an election cycle. There is simply no need for an elected official to send an official mass mailing 30 days before an election instead of the 90 as prescribed by current law.

Money & Influence 09.9.2021

Good Government Groups File a Campaign Finance Complaint Against Former Governor Cuomo

The use of campaign funds by former Governor Cuomo deserve immediate investigation for potential misuse.

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