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.
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, www.gothamgazette.com.