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 for campaign finance reform.  The current system promotes a pay-to-play mentality that encourages political giving as a means of influencing legislative decision-making, and increases the risk of sacrificing long-term interests for short term gains.  Ultimately, donor influence can serve to undermine market forces by the pursuit of policies and regulations that diminish competition or unduly advantage particular firms or industries.

 Business leaders across the state are embracing a new way of electing our leaders – full disclosure and small donor citizen funded elections that will restore power to the voters.

Join Americans for Campaign Reform, the American Sustainable Business Council, the Business and Labor Coalition of New York, Citizens Union of the City of New York, the Committee for Economic Development, the New York Sustainable Business Council, and New York LEAD to learn about the business case for campaign finance reform – and how small donor citizen funded elections can strengthen our democracy

Confirmed speakers (additional speakers to be added):

  • Mike Petro, Senior Vice President, Committee for Economic Development
  • Cynthia DiBartolo, CEO of Tigress Financial Services and Chair of the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce
  • Damon Hemmerdinger, Co-president, ATCO
  • David Levine, CEO of the American Sustainable Business Council

Please RSVP at or 603-227-0626

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