Citizens Union

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The Organization:      Citizens Union (CU), a nonpartisan civic organization for good government for over nearly 120-years, works to inform and engage the citizens of New York to ensure local and state government values its citizens, addresses critical issues, and operates in a fair, open, and fiscally sound manner.                                                             

CU serves as a watchdog for the public interest and an advocate for good government at City Hall and the State Capitol.  Working to ensure fair elections, clean campaigns, transparent governing and responsible governance, CU not only seeks to inform the debate on public policy issues, but influence the formulation of public policy that affects the lives of all New Yorkers.  Citizens Union Foundation (CUF) is the nonprofit research, education and advocacy organization affiliated with Citizens Union.   CUF conducts research and analyzes the impact of proposed public policy and legislation at the city and state level.  One of its projects is publishing the weekday online website,


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