Now that there are large Democratic majorities in the State Assembly and Senate it’s critical that activists push for reforms that will ensure corruption of the kind that allowed the “Independent” Democratic Conference to exist never returns. That’s why I’m leading the Four Freedoms Democratic Club‘s partnership with the Fair Elections for NY campaign to push for a slate of State-level campaign finance measures that will reduce the impact of big money and special interest donations in local elections. If you’re interested in learning about the campaign take a look at the campaign’s Activist Toolkit to learn about the bills and how best to advocate for them.
This week the Assembly and Senate Democratic conferences will be having retreats to discuss their legislative priorities and strategies for the coming year. The Fair Elections campaign has made it a priority that every Democratic legislator hear from constituents about the push for campaign finance reform and pledge to sign on. I’ll be working with volunteers from the Club to make calls and I urge you to as well.
If you are interested in making calls to your local legislator or a member of the legislative leadership to express support for Fair Elections, the campaign has set up a toll-free hotline at 866-864-8567 and https://fairelectionsny.org/callyourlegislators.