We did it! New York public campaign financing is here!

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. This year, thanks to your support, we successfully fought for and WON $39.5 million in the state budget to fund the Public Campaign Finance Program.

This groundbreaking program will come into effect for the State Senate and Assembly elections in 2024, putting the power in the hands of the people of New York. The system helps candidates engage more with constituents and frees them from the countless hours spent on fundraising calls to big donors. It's a small donor public matching funds system with a $12-to-$1 match on the smallest donations.

Take action day by contacting your State Senator and Assemblymember today to thank them for keeping their commitment to the program. Encourage them to enroll in this historic New York State Public Campaign Finance Program immediately! Together, we can continue to fight against the outsized role of special interests in our elections and ensure a more inclusive democracy in our state. 

We did it! New York public campaign financing is here!

Thank you for helping to save NY public campaign financing

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. This is a truly historic moment for New York!

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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. Show them some love for including funding for their inclusion of public campaign financing in this year's budget, AND urge them to opt into the program without delay. They can visit https://pcfb.ny.gov to begin the process.

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