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Statement from Randy Mastro, Chair of Citizens Union

October 4, 2019 - For the past 125 years, Citizens Union has sounded a clarion call for good government in New York, holding state and local officials accountable for their actions. But of late, we have also had to speak up for the first time in our history about events unfolding in Washington that are so troubling they compel people of conscience to call them out. Sadly, now is once again such a time.

Charter Revision and Reform

2010 City Charter Revision Recommendations  Increasing Avenues for Participation in Governing and Elections in New York City Executive Summary & Recommendations…

Issue Briefs and Position Statements

Position Statement on the 2017 Constitutional Convention Ballot Question (2016) Issue Brief and Policy Position Statement on Police Accountability (2016)…

Judicial Reform

Citizens Union supports judicial reform, both in the selection of judges and the operation and structure of New York State’s…

Restore Public Trust

January 15, 2018 - A series of major government corruption trials begin today with former executive deputy secretary to Governor Cuomo, Joseph Percoco and top political contributors to the governor facing bribery and extortion charges.

Circumventing Democracy

August 17, 2018 - A full report on special elections and vacancies in the state legislature is currently being planned for release later this year.

Charter Revision Commission

Citizens Union delivered a letter on Friday, February 16th, to Mayor de Blasio’s office in City Hall, critical of the…

Issues of Citywide Importance

Throughout its history, Citizens Union has weighed in on issues involving political reform and those of good and effective government.…

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