Executive Director of Community Voices Heard Afua Atta-Mensah argues that democracy reform is not just about good government; it is a crucial civil rights issue. To create a truly inclusive democracy, Albany lawmakers must enact policies to ensure people of color are represented. She writes, “much of the hard work of disentangling the deep, white roots of money from politics remains, work that must be done in order to have a true democracy in New York. In particular, automatic voter registration and public financing of elections are essential to achieving this goal.” Source: Gotham Gazette Date: February 14, 2019 See full story here.
New York needs comprehensive campaign finance reform more than ever, to restore the public’s trust in honest, open, and efficient government. A small donor match system will put the needs of real voters — the business owners and workers who drive New York’s economy — back on the agenda.