NEW YORK, NY (05/15/2017) (readMedia)-- In response to news reports that the Governor and his allies have established yet another outside fundraising entity, Common Cause/NY Executive Director, Susan Lerner, released the following statement:
"New Yorkers United Together is effectively the Governor's Super PAC set up to circumvent public scrutiny and collect unlimited contributions from people seeking influence who don't want anyone to know. The Governor cannot rationalize it as a taxpayer savings when, in fact, it would be an appropriate use of public funds to promote the principles and policies of the state. One way or another, the people will end up paying for this, we just don't know how.
Like the Committee to Save New York and the Campaign for One New York before it, New Yorkers United Together should never have been established and should be disbanded immediately."