Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE
Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE

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Super PACs must technically disclose their donors, but those donors often include dark money groups. Dark money refers to money intended to influence election results from undisclosed sources. By having dark money donors, super PACs circumvent financial disclosure requirements. This allows a network of secret organizations to influence our elections without our knowledge. Despite Citizens...
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In a democracy, politicians are expected to represent each person equally, regardless of their financial status. The principle of “one-person, one-vote” means that no matter who we are, our rights to health care, education, housing, and other basic needs are equally important. Money in politics complicates this system. When politicians receive large financial contributions from...
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The League was a strong supporter of the Constitutional amendment on redistricting that was approved by voters in 2014. That amendment established an Independent Redistricting Commission (“IRC”) and adopted a ban on partisan gerrymandering. The IRC initially submitted a set of maps that were rejected by the Legislature. The Constitutional amendment required the IRC to...
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13 Candidate Forums Views for 2021 In 2021, our Voter Services team planned 13 forums to give voters a chance to ask questions of candidates and compare their answers. A dozen forums allowed almost 7,000 voters to listen and watch 46 candidates for almost 135,000 minutes. Our Port Washington-Manhasset team takes seriously the League mission...
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