From NYC Votes and NYC Campaign Finance Board:
The NYC Campaign Finance Board hosted a panel discussion at New York Law School with current and former elected officials looking into how we improve the campaign finance program in order to make small contributions more effective for candidates, and to keep big money out of our elections. Panelists included former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, former Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum, Councilmember Ritchie Torres, and Councilmember Eric Ulrich.
NYC Votes is a part of NYC’s Campaign Finance Program that was designed with to give small-dollars a larger impact. According to their website, “The first $175 you give to a participating candidate for city office can be matched six-to-one. With matching funds, candidates don’t have to rely on large contributions from the special interests. That means more New Yorkers from every neighborhood can run for office and ensure city government works for everyone.” The video is about 90 minutes. Take a look: