Examples of Gerrymandered Districts in New York
NEW YORK, NY (03/25/2014) -- ALBANY, NY-This evening the New York State Legislature passed the National Popular Vote. The National Popular Vote movement is an interstate effort to guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in the entire United States. The passage of the bill means that New York State will award its electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote.
"The National Popular Vote bill is about empowering the only true voice of the people to elect the president. Common Cause/NY is proud to see the the Legislature bring the country one step further in pursuit of a more equitable democracy by passing this important legislation," said Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause/NY.
Could public financing of elections work successfully in New York State?
Common Cause New York thinks so!
Join us on Thursday, March 19, for "Money in Politics: A Forum on Campaign Finance" to learn how public financing has worked in Connecticut, and to explore viable options for public funding here in New York.
Speakers will include Ed Gomes, the Assistant Majority Leader of the Connecticut State Senate who ran his re-election campaign using Connecticut's new Clean Election Program.
The program will also feature Karen Hobert-Flynn, Common Cause's Vice President for State Operations, who led the grassroots campaign that helped secure passage of Connecticut's Citizens' Election Program.
Be sure to mark your calendar:
Money in Politics: A Forum on Campaign Finance
Thursday, March 19, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Albany Institute of History & Art
125 Washington Ave., near Dove St.
Albany, NY 12202
RSVP is not required, so bring a friend or two, and learn about how we can reform New York’s campaign finance system!
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