To keep the current momentum in Albany, we need an electoral system that elevates the voices of people over compromised special interests and large corporations. We need to get serious about getting big money out of politics and support public financing of our elections.
This is a huge opportunity for New York. We have the opportunity to lead the nation by becoming the first state since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling to pass comprehensive campaign finance reform. By matching small-dollar donations with public funding—$6-to-every $1 raised—we can amplify the voices of women; of people of color; of the working and middle classes; and of all under-represented New Yorkers in the political process.
See the full article at Crain’s New York Business, put together by Brad Hoylman and Ricky Silver.