Common Cause/NY Statement on U.S. vs. Percoco et al
NEW YORK, NY (09/22/2016)(readMedia)-- In response to today's indictment by the U.S. Attorney, Preet Bharara, Common Cause/NY Executive Director, Susan Lerner, released the following statement:
"Common Cause/NY applauds the U.S. Attorney for his ongoing commitment to rooting out corruption, but this is a structural problem that will not be solved with another indictment. It's up to all New Yorkers to demand that our elected officials commit to changing the culture of corruption that has come to define Albany. We can and must do better, and this election there's no better place to make your views known than at public forums, debates, and ultimately the ballot box. It's time for the Governor and Legislature to get serious and pass real ethics reform."