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The fight for Fair Elections isn’t over

April 1, 2014 · by

Yesterday, Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders adopted a state budget that avoided the meaningful campaign finance reform they’ve been promising for years. We had hoped that Governor Cuomo would seize an historic opportunity to pass public financing of elections in this state budget for all state and legislative races. He told us that he was […]

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NEW YORK FAIR ELECTIONS CAMPAIGN APPLAUDS FEDERAL “GOVERNMENT BY THE PEOPLE ACT”

February 5, 2014 · by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Only days after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his intention to create publicly financed elections in New York State, a coalition of Congress members introduced federal legislation for citizen-backed national elections. The New York Fair Elections Campaign, a bipartisan group that supports comprehensive campaign finance reform, applauded the bill, which will reduce the […]

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FAIR ELECTIONS COALITION STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S BUDGET PROPOSAL

January 20, 2014 · by

Coalition Applauds Gov. Cuomo’s National Leadership Fighting For Public Financing Of NYS Elections Albany–The following statement can be attributed to Karen Scharff on behalf of the Fair Elections for New York coalition in response to today’s reports that Governor Andrew Cuomo will include the public financing of New York State elections in his budget proposal. […]

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FAIR ELECTIONS GROUP AND ALLIES UNITE TO CALL FOR CUOMO TO INCLUDE PUBLIC FINANCING OF ELECTIONS IN EXECUTIVE BUDGET

January 16, 2014 · by

Thirty Groups Urge Governor to Establish Public Financing System and Independent Enforcement Unit New York — Thirty leading business, progressive, labor, and good-government groups united to deliver a letter to Governor Cuomo Thursday urging him to include a system of public financing of elections and an independent elections enforcement unit in this year’s Executive Budget. […]

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Statement In Response to the State of the State Address

January 8, 2014 · by

Albany, NY – In response to Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address, the Fair Elections for New York campaign issued the this statement: The needs of everyday New Yorkers won’t be the top priorities in Albany so long as CEO campaign contributors can determine who leads our government. We don’t need any more evidence […]

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MORELAND COMMISSION REPORT CONFIRMS ACTUAL LIMITED COST OF PUBLICLY FINANCED ELECTIONS & HIGH COST OF NOT HAVING IT

December 3, 2013 · by

 “The Moreland Commission’s report, released yesterday, confirms the actual cost of a small donor matching funds system for New York State.  Skeptics of public financing of elections are unfortunately using a discredited exaggerated cost for the system.  But we must use the facts in order to have a real discussion about how to how to end corruption […]

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FAIR ELECTIONS CAMPAIGN RESPONDS TO MORELAND COMMISSION REPORT

December 2, 2013 · by

The Fair Elections Campaign issued the following statements in response to the report issued by the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption. The Campaign will provide a more detailed response, including plans for the future, at a press conference Wednesday, December 4, 1 p.m., New York City Hall. Karen Scharff, Executive Director of Citizen Action […]

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New Poll Shows Support for Public Financing

November 9, 2013 · by

New Battleground Poll: Money-in-Politics One Issue That Transcends Partisan Divide (NOTE: Underlining of key sentences added to original.) Washington, DC—Partisanship drives most issues these days, but concern over the influence of money-in-politics is one of the few areas with the power to breakthrough the otherwise divisive national conversation in top battleground districts, according to new […]

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Buffalo City Council to Consider Public Financing of Buffalo Elections

November 6, 2013 · by

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 Community Leaders Support Proposal to Increase Influence of Voters, Reduce Power of Big Money in Buffalo Election Campaigns Buffalo, NY – Supporters of campaign finance reform called for passage of a resolution being introduced in the Buffalo City Council in support of creating a publicly financed elections system similar to the one in […]

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