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
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
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!
Isaías González-Soto Branch Library (formerly Niagara Branch)
280 Porter Ave in Buffalo, 14201
Community Forum in Albany – March 5, 2019
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.
New York State Nurses Association
Conference room (back of building)
155 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12206
Town Hall in Syracuse – March 2, 2019
Join us for a town hall with Senator Rachel May.
Auditorium at Lyncourt School
2707 Court St
Syracuse, NY 13208
Day of Action in Albany – February 27, 2019
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.
United Healthcare Building
250 Fulton Ave.
Hempstead, NY 11550
Forum Binghamton – February 2o, 2019
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.
232 Main Street, Binghamton (Enter at rear parking level)
Town Hall in Manhattan – February 23, 2019
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.
Washington Irving High School
40 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003
Town Hall in the Bronx – February 22, 2019
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.
St. Paul’s ELCA, 1891 McGraw Ave, Bronx, NY 10462
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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