A State Budget Necessity: Start-Up Funds for New Campaign Finance Program (Op-Ed)

Monifa Bandele writes on the urgency of funding the New York State’s new public financing system in this year’s budget. She explains, “Public financing of elections is a matter of racial justice. Black, poor, and working-class New Yorkers cannot truly build political power and combat racism and oppression if big donors — who are overwhelmingly wealthy and white — continue to hold outsized influence.” Leaders in Albany must act now to follow through on small donor matching program promised just months ago.

Source: Gotham Gazette

Date: March 11, 2020

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