Public trust in NY State legislators is at an all-time low, as relentless corruption convictions shed a dark light on Albany. Now is the time for good lawmakers to step forward. Elected officials who are tired of unremitting ethics scandals should use this moment to enact real and lasting reform, and assure New Yorkers that their elected leaders work for the people of New York, and not their self-interest.
Along with our good government allies in New York, we are asking that our legislators commit to enacting real ethics reform, and sign the Clean Conscience Pledge.
The Clean Conscience Pledge
Given the need to further strengthen our state’s ethics laws and to create better public trust in New York State government, I, as a New York state legislator, pledge to support, vote for, and work zealously to sign into law legislation that:
· limits outside income for legislators so we can focus on constituent needs,
· limits the ability of special interests to contribute unlimited amounts of money to all candidates for state office by closing the LLC loophole, and
· identifies the purpose for, and recipients of, all state funds allocated to be spent at the discretion of legislators and the governor to increase transparency and eliminate conflicts of interest.