NY LEAD Calls for Campaign Finance Reform to Restore Fairness in Elections

For Immediate Release, February 14, 2012
Contact: Morgan Hook, 301-801-6949, Mhook@skdknick.com

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NY LEAD CALLS FOR CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM TO RESTORE FAIRNESS IN ELECTIONS

MEDIA AVAILABILITY IN LCA LOB PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 12:30 P.M.

Bi-Partisan Group of Business & Civic Leaders to Advocate for Real Election Reform

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ALBANY – A bipartisan group of New York business, civic, and philanthropic leaders have joined to advocate for comprehensive reform to the way elections are funded in the Empire State in order to restore fairness and integrity to New York’s political process. New York Leadership for Accountable Government (NY LEAD) is endorsing Governor Andrew Cuomo’s call for campaign finance reform, as outlined in his January State of the State address, and is calling for a system of public financing for New York State elections as the centerpiece of that overhaul.

Members of the new advocacy group will hold a press conference in Albany on Wednesday, February 15 to announce the launch and name members. They will outline the areas of the law that they will seek to reform.

What:          Press Conference to announce the launch of NY LEAD

Who:       Sean Eldridge, President, Hudson River Ventures; Scott Murphy, businessman and former Congressman from NY 20; Jane Sherburne, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Bank of New York Mellon; Charlie Kolb, President of the Committee for Economic Development, and a former official in both the Reagan and Bush administrations; Frederick A.O. Schwarz, Jr., Chief Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice and Former Chair of the New York City Campaign Finance Board

When:         Wednesday, February 15, 12:30 p.m.

Where:        LCA LOB Press Conference Room, Albany, NY

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