Past Fair Elections Bills
The top three elected officials in New York–Governor Andrew Cuomo, Speaker Carl Heastie, and Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins–have all authored Fair Elections proposals in the past:
- Governor Cuomo’s 2018 proposal is found in his 2019 New York State Executive Budget Good Government and Ethics Reform Article VII Legislation. Available online here.
- Leader Stewart-Cousins introduced the Fair Elections Act (2018), S7593. Available online here.
- Speaker Heastie introduced the Fair Elections Act (2016), A09281. Available online here.
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.