Public financing of NY elections will empower voters (Op-Ed)

Professor Martin Gilens reflects on his research demonstrating the outsized influence of the affluent and special interests on government and concludes that public financing is the most impactful reform to address this problem. Based on his studies on the issue, Gilens urges the Public Campaign Financing Commission to “reject a government for the affluent and embrace a government for the people by recommending a robust system of publicly financed elections.”

Source: Albany Times Union

Date: October 1, 2019

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