Protect New York public campaign financing!

For decades, we have been at the forefront of the battle against the undue influence of big-money donors in Albany.  We have seen 

  • Real Estate giants demanding big tax breaks while tenants face eviction; 

  • Hedge Fund billionaires pushing for the privatization of public education; 

  • Oil & Gas Industry who beats back regulation while our communities suffer from the consequences of climate catastrophe; 

  • Big Health Insurance prioritizing their profits over the well-being of our families.

In 2020, we WON a significant victory with the establishment of the landmark New York State Public Campaign Finance Program, a statewide initiative designed to diminish the impact of special interests on our elections. Thanks to your support this year, we successfully fought for and WON $39.5 million in the state budget to fund the Public Campaign Finance Program. But despite securing funding in the enacted budget only weeks ago for the program that was specifically designed by the 2020 law, recent discussions in Albany threaten to undermine this small donor matching funds program by structurally altering it or even delaying its implementation altogether.  

Any suggestion to substantially alter the program's matching criteria or make foundational changes, especially with only days remaining in the legislative session, is unacceptable. 

Take action day by contacting your State Senator and Assemblymember today to express your support for the Public Campaign Finance System as it exists. Your voice is instrumental in preserving the hard-earned progress we made together and guaranteeing that our democracy is accessible to all. Tell Albany NO CHANGES and NO DELAY to our Public Campaign Finance System. 

Protect our New York public campaign financing system!

Protect New York's Public Campaign Finance Program

After years over 20 years of hard work, WE DID IT!! The landmark Public Campaign Finance Program in New York State received $39.5 million in this year's budget and will be available for the 2024 state legislative elections. But now Albany wants to make structural changes to the program that will weaken the voices of everyday New Yorkers. Tell Albany no changes, no delays at this last minute.

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When folks in Albany threatened to not fund and to delay the program, the Fair Elections Coalition reached out for support, and you responded in full force!! Every phone call, email, tweet, and text supporting fair elections has helped New York take this significant leap towards reducing the influence of big money in politics and empowering everyday voters in our democracy. We are deeply grateful for your time, dedication, and perseverance.

Today, we again call upon you to take action by contacting your legislators. Let them know that introducing structural changes at this eleventh hour of the Session is unacceptable. They must strengthen the public campaign financing program and make it available for 2024 elections without delay.

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