Fair Elections for New York http://wamc.org en Good Gov't Groups Call For Campaign Finance Reform http://wamc.org/post/good-govt-groups-call-campaign-finance-reform <p></p><p></p><p>Fair elections supporters held a conference call this week to push for New York State campaign finance reform and public funding of elections.</p><p>A coalition of citizen activist groups including Citizen Action and the Working Families Party used the call as a platform to state their case for establishing a public financing system for New York state elections.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:29:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 78281 at http://wamc.org Good Gov't Groups Call For Campaign Finance Reform Push Is On For NY Fair Elections http://wamc.org/post/push-ny-fair-elections <p>Proponents of fair elections, particularly in New York, argue that ordinary citizens are denied a real chance at being heard in an election because running for office is expensive and the average citizen is unable contribute substantial sums of money to help fund any given campaign.</p><p>Supporters say a fair elections law would restore trust in government by giving prospective candidates for office access to public funding. For example: for each dollar raised, a taxpayer-financed public fund would match that dollar with six dollars.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:58:52 +0000 Dave Lucas 62911 at http://wamc.org Push Is On For NY Fair Elections Cuomo tackles campaign finance reform in telephone town hall http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-tackles-campaign-finance-reform-telephone-town-hall <p>With a new poll showing his favorability rating slipping, Governor Andrew Cuomo made an appearance by telephone last night to weigh in on fair elections in New York. &nbsp;<br><br>Billed as a Fair Elections Telephone Town Hall with Governor Cuomo, it provided a vehicle for the state's top executive to argue his case for a campaign finance model that mirrors one in place in New York City.<br> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 16:15:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 59649 at http://wamc.org Cuomo tackles campaign finance reform in telephone town hall Steve Cowan & Ivette Alfonso - 'PRICELE$$' http://wamc.org/post/steve-cowan-ivette-alfonso-pricele <p>This year&rsquo;s U.S. presidential and congressional contests are expected to be the most expensive elections in the nation&rsquo;s history. Despite the still struggling economy, millions of dollars are being poured into campaign war-chests and the accounts of political action committees, leaving many wondering, &ldquo;Where does the money come from?&rdquo;</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 16:00:00 +0000 38184 at http://wamc.org