Events Supporting Fair Elections for New York

Across the state, activists and elected leaders are coming together to show their support for passing comprehensive campaign finance reform including small donor matching. Together we fight big money and give everyday New Yorkers a real voice in our democracy. Check out the list below to find an event near you!

Upcoming Events

Rally for Fair Elections Outside the Public Campaign Financing Commission’s Working Meeting – November 13th, 2019

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The Public Campaign Financing Commission is expected to hold a working meeting on November 13th in Westchester, NY.

This will be an important meeting where key decisions are made. That’s why we’ll rally outside of the building for Fair Elections.

The Gateway Center
Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595

Past Events

New York State Public Campaign Financing Commission Meeting – October 14, 2019

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The Public Campaign Financing Commission is holding a working meeting at which members of the public will be allowed allowed to observe but not comment during the proceedings. That’s why we’ll be holding a press conference and rally outside of the building to keep up the pressure and show them that there is widespread support for a strong small donor matching system that reduces the influence of big money and gives everyday New Yorkers a bigger voice in our democracy.

9:30am Press Conference, 10am Meeting
The Gateway Center
Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595

New York State Public Campaign Financing Commission Hearings – September to October, 2019

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The members of New York’s Public Campaign Finance Commission will hold hearings around the state to gather input from residents about how to set up a public campaign finance program with the aim of making our democracy work for everyday New Yorkers, not big donors.

By showing up at a hearing to have your voice heard in person, you can show the commission that New Yorkers are watching and that we expect them to create a strong public financing program that ensures fair elections in our state.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
3:30 pm press conference, 4 pm hearing

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC)
199 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
9:30 am press conference, 10 am hearing

Rockefeller Institute of Government
411 State Street
Albany NY 12203

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
9:30 am press conference, 10 am hearing

Suffolk County Legislature, William J. Lindsay County Complex
William H. Rogers Building
725 Veterans Memorial Highway
Smithtown, NY 11787

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
10am press conference, 11 am hearing

Burchfield Penney Arts Center,
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222

New York State Public Campaign Financing Commission Meeting – August 21, 2019

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Show up at the FIRST meeting of the Public Campaign Financing Commission to show you support for Fair Elections and to let them know that the public is counting on them to create a strong program that amplifies the voices of everyday New Yorkers in the political process.

Please join us outside of the CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Avenue, New York, NY) starting at 12:15pm to rally in support of Fair Elections for New York. We’ll hold a press conference at 12:30pm and head into the building for the meeting at 1pm.

People’s Budget Lobby Day – March 25, 2019

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Budgets are about priorities. We need the New York State enacted budget to prioritize communities over corporations. The Fair Elections for New York campaign will join activists supporting the People’s Budget to lobby legislators and hold a press conference calling for elected leaders to get big money out of politics and money into our communities.

All Day Event
New York State Capitol Building
12pm Press Conference outside of the Senate Chambers

Community Forum in Buffalo – March 16, 2019

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Join us for a community discussion about the obstacles facing our neighborhoods, what we need to do to address them, and how Fair Elections can empower communities in the political process!

2:00PM-4:00PM
Isaías González-Soto Branch Library (formerly Niagara Branch)
280 Porter Ave in Buffalo, 14201

Community Forum in Albany – March 5, 2019

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Join us for a Community Forum on Fair Elections! It’s time to make Albany work for all New Yorkers, not just big donors. To tackle the crisis we face in housing, living wage jobs, criminal justice, affordable health care, transportation, climate, fair taxes, and more, we must transform a campaign finance system that advantages the interests of the few over those of the many. We must make fixing our democracy the first priority in Albany.

6:00PM-8:00PM
New York State Nurses Association
Conference room (back of building)
155 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12206

Town Hall in Syracuse – March 2, 2019

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Join us for a town hall with Senator Rachel May.

11:00AM-12:00PM
Auditorium at Lyncourt School
2707 Court St
Syracuse, NY 13208

Day of Action in Albany – February 27, 2019

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It’s time to reject the big-money status quo and make people the most important currency in Albany. Hundreds of Fair elections activists are busing to Albany from all around the state for a rally and to meet with legislators and their staff to advocate for Fair Elections.

All Day Event
New York State Capitol Building

Town Hall in Long Island – February 23, 2019

Join us for a town hall about the need for Fair Elections to address issues facing our community including affordable housing. 

11AM-1PM
United Healthcare Building
250 Fulton Ave.
Hempstead, NY 11550

Forum Binghamton – February 2o, 2019

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Join us for a discussion on the “New Hope” budget project and Fair Elections. Discussion will include how small donor public financing of elections can make this possible and reduce the influence of big money in our politics. Sponsored by: Citizen Action, NYS Council of Churches, Indivisible Binghamton, Fiscal Policy Institute, BC Labor-Religion Coalition, Working Families Party, Sierra Club, Broome Tioga-NAACP, Justice & Peace Resource Center.

3pm
Catholic Charities
232 Main Street, Binghamton (Enter at rear parking level)

Town Hall in Manhattan – February 23, 2019

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Join us for a Town Hall For Democracy where elected officials from our Federal, State, and City government will speak to the opportunities we have to get big money out of politics, to give everyday New Yorkers a bigger voice with small donor matching, and to lead the way on voting rights. Featured speakers include Congressman Jerrold Nadler and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney.

1:ooPM
Washington Irving High School
40 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

Town Hall in the Bronx – February 22, 2019

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Join us on February 22nd, as we have a community conversation around the issues plaguing our communities, and how campaign finance reform can help us balance the scales of power, and take back the Bronx.

6:00PM-8:PM
St. Paul’s ELCA, 1891 McGraw Ave, Bronx, NY 10462

Westchester Press Conference – January 8, 2019

Community groups and grassroots activists will be joined by local elected leaders to hold a press conference calling for quick passage of voting rights and campaign finance reform, including a small donor matching system.

Tuesday, January 8th, 12pm
Renaissance Plaza (corner of Main St. & Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY)

Binghamton Press Conference – January 7, 2019

Community groups and grassroots activists including Broome-Tioga NAACP, Susquehanna Group Sierra Club, Indivisible of Binghamton, Citizen Action of New York, and Tioga County Progressives will hold a press conference calling for quick passage of voting rights and campaign finance reform, including a small donor matching system.

Monday, January 7th at 11:30am
Citizen Action of New York’s Binghamton office, 477 State St, Binghamton, NY 13901

Albany Press Conference – January 7, 2019

Community groups and grassroots activists will hold a press conference to call legislators to prioritize passing voting rights and campaign finance reform, including a small donor matching system.

Monday, January 7th at 12pm
The War Room at the New York State Capitol, State St. and Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12224

Buffalo Press Conference – January 7, 2019

Community groups and grassroots activists will hold a press conference to call legislators to prioritize passing voting rights and campaign finance reform, including a small donor matching system.

Monday, January 7th at 12-12:30pm
On the steps of City Hall, 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202

Long Island Press Conference – December 17, 2019

Community groups and grassroots activists will be joined by Suffolk County Legislators who passed public financing for county elections last year including Rob Calarco to call for leaders in Albany to follow Suffolk County’s lead.

Monday, December 17th at 3pm
Suffolk County Legislature Lobby, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown, NY

New York City Press Conference – December 17, 2019

Rally and press conference. Organizations working on issues from climate change to criminal justice, joined by grassroots resistance groups that played a major role in NYS’ recent Senate elections, call for passage of a progressive platform, beginning with campaign finance reform and progressive tax policy, which they hope to pass during the NYS budget session.

Monday, December 17th at 1pm
City Hall Steps

Syracuse Press Conference – December 20, 2019

Community groups and grassroots activists will be joined by Senator-elect Rachel May, Assemblyman Stirpe, and Assemblywoman Hunter (she is in support and attempting to come from another event) in calling for voting rights and a small donor public financing system as an immediate priority for New York State.

Thursday, December 20th at 1pm-2pm
State Office Building in Syracuse, 333 E Washington St, Syracuse, NY 13202

New Yorkers deserve a responsive, accountable government. Voter turnout in New York is among the lowest in the nation, due in part to antiquated procedures for registration and voting that discourage participation. And our campaign finance system favors the wealthy over everyday, working New Yorkers.

To tackle the crises we face in housing, living wage jobs, criminal justice, affordable health care, transportation, climate, fair taxes, and more, we must transform a campaign finance system that advantages the interests of the few over those of the many.

 

 

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