On her podcast “Sunday Civics,” Brooklyn NAACP President L. Joy Williams speaks with Lawrence Norden of the Brennan Center for Justice about the role of money in politics. The two discuss the outsized influence of big donors on the political process and how that influence changes the priorities of lawmakers. According to Norden, public financing of elections is the “number one most important thing we can do” to reverse this problem in New York State and across the country. Source: Sunday Civics Date: April 14, 2019 See full story here.
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.