State Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou and Senator Jessica Ramos write in favor of introducing a public financing bill in the remaining days of this legislative session. Viewing this structural reform as a stepping stone to greater equity in New York state, the two legislators add, “As women of color and as elected leaders representing people from all walks of life, we are here to bring change and shift power away from big donors and to the people of New York.” Source: Gotham Gazette Date: June 2, 2019 See full story here. See
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.