Susan Lerner

executive director, Common Cause New York

Susan Lerner appears in the following:

New York's New Maps

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

A look at the new district maps and what they mean for New York's communities.

Ranked Choice Voting - Pick 5

Friday, January 08, 2021

How-to Ranked Choice Voting -- it starts now for voters in City Council District 24.  

How to Vote in the Tri-State Area

Thursday, September 10, 2020

What you need to know about voting in the tri-state area.

(Young) Poll Workers Needed

Monday, August 31, 2020

Given that many poll workers are typically over the age of 60 (and more vulnerable to COVID-19 complications), there is a shortage of poll workers for the upcoming election.

How New York Should Vote Now

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has made voting sites unsafe. The Queens Borough President election was delayed and many want voting by mail for the presidential primary. But could that work? 

NYS Budget Debrief: Ethics and Elections

Thursday, April 04, 2019

We continue to dig in the weeds of the state budget with a conversation about election and ethics reform. How much has changed?

New York's November Ballot

Monday, September 17, 2018

Susan Lerner of Common Cause New York argues New York's elections are in need of reforms and Politico's Gloria Pazmino offers analysis on who may be on the ballot in the election.

Mayor Pushes Back Against State Ethics Panel

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Mayor de Blasio is refusing to cooperate with a state ethics panel that is investigating his fundraising methods. Hear why he's drawing the line.

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The Line on Campaign Fundraising

Monday, May 02, 2016

Hear a round table of reporters discuss the latest on the de Blasio fundraising investigations and whether political ill will is at play.

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A Call to Investigate de Blasio's Tie to Political Advocacy Fundraising

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A government watchdog group is pressing City Hall to investigate Mayor de Blasio's relationship with a political advocacy group that can raise unlimited amounts of money.

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Albany Ethics on Trial

Thursday, November 19, 2015

With the corruption trials underway for the former leaders of the New York State Senate and Assembly, hear about the push for comprehensive reform of the way the state does business.

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Albany and Good Government

Thursday, June 18, 2015

With the legislative season wrapping up for the year, is there any hope for Albany?

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Potential for Ethics Reform in Albany

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Assembly Speaker and Governor came to an agreement on ethics reform last night. Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky shares the details, then good government groups weigh in.

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The New Budget: Whither Ethics Reform?

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York, discusses the ethics reform changes that were included in the New York State budget deal, and the ones that fell away during negotiations.

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Lever Voting Machine Revival

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York, and Martin Golden, New York State Senator (R-22), discuss the proposal in the state legislature to allow the use of old-fashioned lever machines in the case of a runoff vote in this fall's mayoral election and the opposition to this measure.

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How Corrupt is New York?

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Dick Dadey, executive director of Citizens Union, and Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York, discuss whether or not the recent mayoral race bribery scandal can be seen as an indictment of state politics on the whole, and what measures could yield greater transparency within the political process.

 

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The NY Redistricting Battle Explained

Thursday, September 22, 2011

On the Brian Lehrer Show today at 11:20am. Audio and a recap will be posted by 1pm.

Colby Hamilton, blogger for WNYC's The Empire, discusses how Rep. Turner's win has changed the redistricting battle in New York as well as the stakes for future elections, and Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York, explains why Common Cause has pulled out of a coalition on legislative redistricting, and what should be done instead.

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The NY Redistricting Battle

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Colby Hamilton, blogger for WNYC's The Empire, discusses how Rep. Turner's win has changed the redistricting battle in New York as well as the stakes for future elections, and Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York, explains why Common Cause has pulled out of a coalition on legislative redistricting, and what should be done instead.

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