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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! 

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

What: 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.
When: Tuesday, January 8th, 12pm
Where: Renaissance Plaza (corner of Main St. & Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY)
RSVP: Contact the lead organizer, Andy Falk at afalk@citizenactionny.org

Binghamton Press Conference – January 7, 2019

What: 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.  
When: Monday, January 7th at 11:30am
Where: Citizen Action of New York’s Binghamton office, 477 State St, Binghamton, NY 13901
RSVP: Contact the lead organizer, Wanda Mead Campbell at wancampbell@gmail.com

Albany Press Conference – January 7, 2019

What: 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.
When: Monday, January 7th at 12pm
Where: The War Room at the New York State Capitol, State St. and Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12224
RSVP: Contact the lead organizer, Sara Palmer at spalmer@citizenactionny.org

Buffalo Press Conference – January 7, 2019

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

Long Island Press Conference – December 17, 2019

What: 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.
When: Monday, December 17th at 3pm
Where: Suffolk County Legislature Lobby, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown, NY
RSVP: Contact the lead organizer, Dan Fingas, at dfingas@lipc.org

New York City Press Conference – December 17, 2019

What: 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.
When: Monday, December 17th at 1pm
Where: City Hall Steps
RSVP: Contact the lead organizer, Jeremy Saunders, at jeremy@vocal-ny.org

Syracuse Press Conference – December 20, 2019

What: 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.
When: Thursday, December 20th at 1pm-2pm
Where: State Office Building in Syracuse, 333 E Washington St, Syracuse, NY 13202
RSVP: Click here to RSVP via Facebook

 

 

 

 

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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