Citizens Union: Engaging New Yorkers to Reform Government

CITIZENS UNION ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF WHITE PAPER: EFFECTS OF PARTISAN GERRYMANDERING DEEPEN IN UPCOMING ELECTION

Citizens Union's white paper, Effects of Partisan Gerrymandering Deepen in Upcoming Election, examines the staggering lack of competition in the 2014 state election cycle. The findings illustrate clearly why voters need to vote Yes on Prop 1, the redistricting constitutional amendment that will ban the practice of partisan gerrymandering. Read the News Release here. 10/29/2014


CITIZENS UNION ANNOUNCES GENERAL ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS

Citizens Union released endorsements for the general election along with positions on two of three ballot proposals. While there has not yet been a decision in the Governor's race yet, Citizens Union made endorsements in 8 legislative races. Candidates' questionnaires are also now available online. 10/21/2014


GOOD GOVERNMENT GROUPS RELEASE NEW REPORT ON AGENCY-BASED VOTER REGISTRATION

Citizens Union, along with other good government groups released "A Broken Promise: Agency-Based Voter Registration in NYC" which contains key findings on the implementation application of the Pro-Voter Law revealing inconsistencies and noncompliance in 84 percent of client interactions at agencies. 10/22/2014


TODAY IN GOTHAM GAZETTE

Citizens Union Foundation's watchdog publication Gotham Gazette, provides New Yorkers with illuminating analyses on policy, long-form interviews with thought leaders, and underreported stories about the actions of government and government officialsRead Gotham Gazette's latest stories.


CITIZENS UNION COMMENDS RULES COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEARINGS

The City Council held a public meeting to vet potential appointments to the City Board of Elections. In testimony before the Rules Committee, Citizens Union highlighted that this is an important step forward in filling vacancies at the Board of Elections. 9/17/2014


CITIZENS UNION RESPONDS TO COURT RULING ON BALLOT LANGUAGE 

In a statement, Citizens Union responded to Judge McGrath's ruling on Proposition 1 ballot language, stating that Proposition 1 offers New Yorkers the chance to vote for real reform in Albany. 9/17/2014


CITIZENS UNION ANNOUNCES PRIMARY PREFERENCES  

After evaluating 15 state senate and assembly races, Citizens Union announces candidate preferences for the September 9th, Primary Election. Review the full list of preferred candidates in our News Release. 8/22/2014


VOTE YES FOR PROGRESS; A FAIR REDISTRICTING PROCESS CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED 

The Vote YES For Progress campaign to pass Proposal 1 to reform the redistricting process, which will be on the November ballot, was launched by Citizens Union and the League of Women Voters of New York State. Pledge your support to reform the redistricting process!!  8/20/14







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CU In the News

Capital New York- A Guide to the Three Ballot Questions, 10/30/14 - Read Full Article

Queens Chronicle- Jamaica NAACP: No Go on Proposition 1, 10/30/14 - Read Full Article

Crain's New York Business- A rare chance to fix Albany, 10/24/14 - Read Full Article

Recordonline.com- Ballot Question Divides Pair of State Government Watchdogs, 10/20/14 - Read Full Article

The Oneida Daily Dispatch- Legislative Redistricting Prop. 1 Debated at SUNY New Paltz, 10/24/14 - Read Full Article

WAMC- No Consensus On Redistricting Ballot Amendment, 10/21/14 - Read Full Article

Daily Freeman News- State Ballot Proposition on Legislative Redistricting Panel Focus of Debate in New Paltz, 10/22/14 - Read Full Article

Queens Chronicle- Vote Yes on Prop 1 to Start Reforming Albany, 10/23/14 - Read Full Article

Capital New York- De Blasio Appoints Another Taxi Industry Favorite, 10/22/14 - Read Full Article

DailyFreemanNews- State Redistricting Proposal Focus of Oct. 22 Debate in New Paltz, 10/18/14 - Read Full Article