Fund the Public Financing System!

For decades we’ve fought against the influence of big donors in Albany: 

  • Real Estate giants who want big tax breaks while tenants get evicted; 

  • Oil & Gas Industry who beats back regulation while our communities suffer from Climate catastrophe; 

  • Big Health Insurance who wants our healthcare dollars while they deny our families care;  

But after over two decades of grassroots organizing, campaigning, and collaboration with legislative champions, we WON a statewide program that helps diminish the impact special interests have on our elections, the landmark New York State Public Campaign Finance Program.

This new program, in effect for the 2024 State Senate and Assembly elections puts the power in the hands of the people of New York. The system helps candidates spend more time engaging with constituents and fund campaigns without depending on big donors. It's a small donor public matching funds system with a $12-to-$1 match on the smallest contributions. 

Call your State Senator and Assemblymember TODAY and tell them to fund the public financing system in the budget! 


Fund the Public Financing System!

show your support for the campaign finance system #FUNDTHEPCFP

The Public Campaign Finance Board has requested $114.5 million in funding for FY 2024. Governor Hochul appropriated $39.5 million in her executive budget. The Senate and Assembly one-house budgets similarly appropriated $39.5 million. Now is time for the Governor, the Senate, and the Assembly to HONOR THEIR COMMITMENT by including this minimum funding in the final budget on April 1.

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Meanwhile, a poll released Monday showed that:

  • 70% of New York voters want elected officials to prioritize countering wealthy donors' influence in politics.

  • In every region of New York State, the majority of voters said they support the state’s public campaign financing program.

  • 62% of New York voters say lawmakers must give the state’s public campaign financing program sufficient funding. 

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