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

LWVNY Update: Campaign Finance Reform

In April, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver introduced the “2012 Fair Elections Act” (A09885D) to provide public financing for statewide campaigns.  This act was just what the League of Women Voters of New York State (LWVNY) needed to begin a new push for campaign finance reform in New York.  LWVNY immediately took two actions. First, it  joined with a diverse group of business, community,  good government, faith, and labor organizations to  execute a coordinated campaign called Fair Elections  for New York (http://www.fairelectionsny.org /). Second, it joined with Citizens Union of New York City and the New York Public Interest Research Group to issue a statement about the 2012 Fair Elections Act and offer suggestions for improving it.

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