October 5, 2020 - “A wonderful, gentle and kind person has left us. Joyce Dinkins was a tremendous advocate for the city that she loved. I extend my deepest sympathies to Mayor Dinkins, their children, and Joyce’s many friends and loved ones.”
October 25, 2018 Download as a PDF For Immediate Release Media Contact: Jake Oliver [email protected] 347 361 9983 CITIZENS UNION…
June 10, 2018 - Yesterday, Mr. President was a day that will live in infamy. Your words and actions at yesterday's press conference were not only disturbing; they were repugnant and reprehensible.
August 16, 2017 - Since its inception 120 years ago, Citizens Union, New York's pre-eminent non-partisan good government group committed to uniting New Yorkers to build a better democracy, has focused on demanding more of our local government and local elected officials.
December 13, 2016 - Will fight a law designed to chill free speech and silence government critics by limiting contributions To charitable nonprofits working to educate the public.
Citizens Union Congratulates John Flanagan for Election as New York State Senate Temporary President of the Senate and Majority Leader
May 11, 2015 - Urges New Leader to Push Critical Reforms in the Wake of Corruption Charges.
February 5, 2015 - Good government group pleased to hear his public interest in ethics and compensation reform.
January 29, 2015 - Groups urge a transparent process in selection of new assembly speaker.
Citizens Union Statement On The Death Of Two NYPD Officers and The Need For Our City To Honor, Heal And Hope
December 27, 2014 - The execution of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos is a horrible tragedy. Coming as it did after two weeks of heated words, unfortunate demagoguery, and continuing protests makes the police officers’ deaths more painful and unsettling.
June 25, 2014 - Districts to receive near equal amounts of expense funds and equal capital funds.
May 14, 2014 - Citizens Union commends the City Council and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito for the adoption of a new set of rules for the Council that was the result of a public process unlike any done before by the Council.
April 29, 2014 - Citizens Union commends the City Council and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito for proposing substantial improvements to reforming the Council’s rules and making it a more democratically-run legislative body.
January 29, 2014 - Release in advance of tonight’s civic conversation will begin civic dialogue on reform options for new administration.
Citizens Union Congratulates Melissa Mark-Viverito on Selection as Next Speaker of New York City Council
January 8, 2014 - Calls on members of the council to embrace reforms to create a more democratic body and strong, effective speaker.
Statement on the Mayor’s Judicial Appointments by Citizens Union, the Fund for Modern Courts and the New York City Bar Association
December 17, 2013 - Three Civic Groups urge Mayor-Elect de Blasio to continue merit selection process for city judges begun by Mayor Koch.
Citizens Union Announces Majority Support In New York City Council For Long-needed Council Rules Reforms
November 20, 2013 - Widespread support exists to address even those personal benefits often prized by councilmembers - reduce number of committees, limit “Lulus” to leadership positions, and create a more equitable and needs-based discretionary funding process.
Citizens Union Announces Majority Support in New York City Council for Long-Needed Council Rules Reforms
November 20, 2013 - Widespread Support Exists to Address Even Those Personal Benefits Often Prized by Councilmembers - Reduce Number of Committees, Limit “Lulus” to Leadership Positions, and Create a More Equitable and Needs-Based Discretionary Funding Process
September 6, 2013 - Everything last minute voters need to know, all in one place.
February 25, 2013 - Releases major investigative report On New York State’s Failure To Provide Oversight on nursing homes’ use of chemical restraints on older New Yorkers. First significant site redesign in 14 years for Citizens Union Foundation’s pioneering watchdog publication.
January 15, 2013 - Public Safety Goal of Anti-Gun Violence Measure Laudable But Public Interest Not Served Well When Democratic Process Short Circuited.
Citizens Union Commends Governor Cuomo for Expansive Reform and Transparency Agenda in State of the State Address
January 9, 2013 - Citizens Union commends Governor Cuomo for again making the case for campaign finance reform in his annual State of the State address.
February 3, 2011 - New project opens up local government activity to information sharing by New Yorkers.
January 19, 2010 - Hails 4-year progress in transparency but urges end to committee stipends. Report calls for number of committees to be halved and council meetings to be webcast. Asks twenty-one supportive councilmembers to vote their position and end stipends.
September 22, 2009 - Decision upholding appointment of Lt. Governor. Groups urged Governor in early July to undertake this constitutional move to break deadlock in State Senate.
July 16, 2009 - Too soon to retire dysfunctional label, groups say, but a strong step forward.