Publicly funded elections: A small donor matching system to break open our elections so that more people can weigh in – the same people who are too often left behind.
Campaign finance reforms: Closing the LLC loophole, lowering contribution limits for candidates and committees, and limiting transfers to put a check on how much money the super-rich can use to influence elections.
Elections and voting reforms: It should be easy to vote in New York: automatic registration, expand online registration, and allow for early and mail-in voting to strengthen democracy.
Expand and protect the vote: Over 40,000 New Yorkers who are on parole must be allowed to vote. We need a full investigation of the purging of voter rolls and new training, support & oversight for boards of elections to make sure that voters are never unfairly removed from the rolls again.
Real ethics reforms: We need to eliminate pension benefits for convicted corrupt officials, ban on personal use of campaign funds, create a full-time legislature with sharp limits on conflicts of interest, and require full-disclosure for personal finances to make sure politicians work for all the people, not just the billionaires.