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Money in Politics This Week

July 9, 2012 · by

Money in Politics This Week

Crossposted from the Brennan Center for Justice’s ReformNY blog. For more stories on an ongoing basis, follow the Twitter hashtags #moNeYpolitics and #fairelex. New York Campaign Finance and Ethics News 1. The end of the legislative session may be two weeks past, but support for campaign finance reform shows no signs of fading.  AnAlbany Times Union editorial argues that the failure […]

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Citizen Action: We’ll Keep Fighting for Fair Elections

June 25, 2012 · by

Citizen Action: We’ll Keep Fighting for Fair Elections

Last week, Citizen Action of New York joined with our allies in Occupy Albany and MoveOn to discuss the need to remove the corrosive influence of money in our politics. The New York State Legislature failed to pass Fair Elections legislation that would have setup a public financing system that would have helped us move […]

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Money in Politics This Week

June 25, 2012 · by

Money in Politics This Week

Crossposted from the Brennan Center for Justice’s ReformNY blog. For more stories on an ongoing basis, follow the Twitter hashtags #moNeYpolitics and #fairelex. New York Campaign Finance and Ethics News 1. At the close of the legislative session, faith leaders from across the religious spectrum came together to provide momentum for the campaign finance reform movement as it moves […]

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Minimum Wage Opponents Highlight Why We Need Fair Elections

June 11, 2012 · by

Minimum Wage Opponents Highlight Why We Need Fair Elections

Today in Albany, Buffalo, Brooklyn, and Binghamton, we hosted press conferences showing the corrosive influence of money in our politics. With just eight days left in the legislative session, there has been little action on moving two important pieces of legislation – one that would increase the minimum wage and one that would create Fair […]

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Money in Politics This Week

June 8, 2012 · by

Money in Politics This Week

Crossposted from the Brennan Center for Justice’s ReformNY blog. For more stories on an ongoing basis, follow the Twitter hashtags #moNeYpolitics and #fairelex. New York Campaign Finance and Ethics News 1. Although the clock on this legislative session is winding down, reform advocates remain confident that New York’s legislators will enact new campaign finance rules in the near future. […]

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Money in Politics This Week

June 1, 2012 · by

Money in Politics This Week

Crossposted from the Brennan Center for Justice’s ReformNY blog For more stories on an ongoing basis, follow the Twitter hashtags #moNeYpolitics and #fairelex. New York Campaign Finance and Ethics News 1. Federal as well as state representatives are mired in ethics issues. Representative Michael Grimm of Staten Island has been cited for violating the House of Representatives’ rules […]

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Money in Politics This Week

May 29, 2012 · by

Money in Politics This Week

Crossposted from the Brennan Center for Justice’s ReformNY blog For more stories on an ongoing basis, follow the Twitter hashtags #moNeYpolitics and #fairelex. New York Campaign Finance and Ethics News 1. Numerous outlets reported that Citizen Action and other groups organized a grassroots door-to-door communication effort last Saturday, speaking with voters in the districts of eight state senators who have been slow to […]

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Money in Politics This Week

May 21, 2012 · by

Money in Politics This Week

Crossposted from the Brennan Center for Justice’s ReformNY blog. For more stories on an ongoing basis, follow the Twitter hashtags #moNeYpolitics and #fairelex. New York Campaign Finance and Ethics News 1. WYNC touts the findings from the new joint report by the Brennan Center and the Campaign Finance Institute, Donor Diversity Through Public Matching Funds. A significantly greater number of small donors […]

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Money in Politics This Week

May 11, 2012 · by

Money in Politics This Week

Crossposted from the Brennan Center for Justice’s ReformNY blog For more stories on an ongoing basis, follow the Twitter hashtag#moNeYpolitics and #fairelex. New York Campaign Finance and Ethics News 1. State Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries reiterated his strong support for public campaign finance in an interview on MSNBC this week, urging fellow state lawmakers to pass the Fair Elections […]

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