Albany is broken.
Elections are no longer controlled by we the people, but rather by special interests that spend millions on their agendas. There’s simply no way average New Yorkers can compete. As a result, we get record levels of corruption and a lower and lower voter engagement.
A Fair Elections system of public financing of campaigns and lower contribution puts voters first and returns a healthy democracy to New York Governor Cuomo has included these reforms in his budget, but it’s unclear if they’ll stay there. Will you stand for common sense reforms supported by your constituents and support Fair Elections?
John Moore, co-organizer of Nassau County MoveOn.org