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NY LEAD Member Daniel Simon’s Letter to Governor Cuomo

New York Leadership for Accountable Government member Daniel Simon wrote a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo recently expressing his support for public financing reform as a solution to New York’s broken campaign finance system […]

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Moreland Update: From The New York Times to The Buffalo News, Editorial Boards’ Powerful Support for Public Funding

On Friday, The New York Times editorialized in favor of public financing in New York State in perhaps its strongest terms yet. The editorial calls for public matching funds to be the Moreland Commission’s “No. 1 proposal,” despite any resistance from Albany politicians. The Times points out the power of campaign finance reform to protect the public fisc from […]

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Bipartisan Group of Business & Civic Leaders Demand Vote on Fair Elections

For Immediate Release:  June 10, 2013 Contact:  Erik Opsal, erik.opsal@nyu.edu, 646-292-8356 Bipartisan Group of Business & Civic Leaders Demand a Vote on Fair Elections in Open Letter to the IDC Letter Calls Campaign Finance Reform Vote a Critical Test for Senate Coalition Governance Bill Bradley, Cynthia DiBartolo, William Donaldson, Harold Ford, Jr., Chris Hughes, Jerome […]

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Testimony of Cynthia D. DiBartolo Before the Independent Democratic Conference Hearing

Testimony of Cynthia D. DiBartolo Chief Executive Officer, Tigress Financial Partners LLC Submitted to the Independent Democratic Conference of the New York State Senate For the hearing entitled, “Restoring the Voters’ Trust in New York State Government” May 20, 2013 Why Campaign Finance Reform Matters to New York’s Business Leaders Our leaders in Albany need […]

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Testimony of Peter L. Zimroth Before the Independent Democratic Conference of New York State Senate Hearing

Testimony of Peter L. Zimroth Presented to a Hearing Sponsored by the Independent Democratic Conference Entitled Restoring the Voters’ Trust in New York State Government: Reforming New York State’s Campaign Finance and Election Laws by Increasing Accountability, Closing Loopholes & Implementing Public Finance May 1, 2013 The New York State campaign finance system needs to […]

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NY LEAD Announces New Members as Albany, Shaken by Money Scandals, Considers Campaign Finance Reforms

NY LEAD Announces New Members as Albany, Shaken by Money Scandals, Considers Campaign Finance Reforms Business Leaders Call on Legislature to Pass Small Donor Matching System For Immediate Release: April 11, 2013 Contact: Erik Opsal, erik.opsal@nyu.edu, 646-292-8356 New York, NY – New York Leadership for Accountable Government (NY LEAD) today announced several new and prominent members, adding their names to a […]

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Brennan Center, NY LEAD, Others Call for Campaign Finance Reform in New York State

April 3, 2013 Latest Scandal Another Example of Why New York Must Empower Voters with Comprehensive Campaign Finance Reform Contact: Brennan Center, Erik Opsal, 646-292-8356, erik.opsal@nyu.edu Fair Elections NY, Morgan Hook, 301-801-6949, mhook@skdknick.com Common Cause/NY: 212-691-6421 New York, NY – The Brennan Center for Justice, NY LEAD, Fair Elections for New York, and Common Cause today once […]

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Governor Cuomo, Business Leaders Call for Public Matching System for New York Elections

Brennan Center for Justice Press Release New York, NY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined his support of public matching funds for New York State elections at a gathering of business leaders today. The discussion examined the benefits of a enacting a small donor matching system, similar to New York City’s successful program. See photos and […]

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March 8 Event: The Role of Money in Politics in New York State; Promoting Small Dollar Democracy

The Committee for Economic Development (CED), Brennan Center for Justice, Americans for Campaign Reform, the League of Women Voters, Common Cause New York and NY LEAD, will host an exclusive luncheon event with business and civic leaders on the future of campaign finance reform in New York State on Friday, March 8, 2013. The event […]

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Panel on Business Case for Campaign Finance Reform

Why Campaign Finance Reform Matters to New York’s Business Leaders Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Albany Institute of History and Art 125 Washington Avenue Albany, New York The event is free and a light luncheon will be served All eyes are on Albany as our political leaders consider the Governor’s call […]

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