New York Times Covers NY LEAD Launch

The push to improve the state’s campaign finance laws has gained an unlikely ally: some of New York’s wealthiest political donors. A new group called New York Leadership for Accountable Government unveiled an agenda on Wednesday that hewed to what Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo laid out in his State of the State address last month, including support for the creation of a system of public financing for state campaigns and lowered contribution limits.

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

A bipartisan group of business, civic, and philanthropic leaders have joined to advocate for comprehensive reform to the way New York’s elections are funded in order to restore fairness and integrity to the Empire State’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.

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