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Survey Finds 64% of Voters Support Fair Elections

Survey finds broad, bipartisan support for legislation to reduce the role of big money in Congressional races A recent Lake Research Partners survey conducted during Election Week (Sunday to Tuesday) among 1,200 general election voters shows broad, bipartisan support for proposed legislation to reduce the role of big money in U.S. Senate and House races. This […]

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March 29 Event: The Benefits of Public Financing

The Brennan Center for Justice presents “The Benefits of Public Financing in New York State” Thursday, March 29, 2012 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law 161 Avenue of the Americas, 12th Floor New York, NY 10013 On March 29th, 2012, the Brennan Center kicks off a panel series […]

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Video: Today’s NY LEAD Launch

Sean Eldridge, the president of Hudson River Ventures is an investor and political activist. He is a member of NY LEAD, a bipartisan group of New York business, civic, and philanthropic leaders advocating for campaign finance reform in the Empire State. Full video and text of remarks here. Congressman Scott Murphy, who represented New York’s […]

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A System in Need of Reform

In 2010, as an anti-incumbent wave swept the nation, more than 18 percent of New York State legislators did not even have an opponent. We need competitive elections to have accountable government. Public campaign financing can help. In 2010, the Brennan Center for Justice examined the New York City system, showing that a system based […]

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Squeezed: Business Pressured to Fill Campaign Coffers

This study from the Committee for Economic Development hammers home a crucial point lost in the debates over campaign finance and political spending: business leaders are under pressure to contribute. Political donations seem to function almost as a tax on successful businesses — except it goes into campaign spending for politicians, rather than into the […]

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More Than 100 Groups Push Public Financing

A coalition of more than 100 organizations, including policy institutes, community groups, and labor and religious organizations, delivered a letter to Gov. Cuomo expressing their strong support for public financing in New York state elections, and calling on the governor to “press hard for the creation of a robust public financing program” during the upcoming […]

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