For Immediate Release:
Contact: Susan Lerner
Feb 13, 2012
Common Cause NY Statement on Assembly Bill to Advance a June Primary
Common Cause NY Executive Director, Susan Lerner, issued the following statement today in response to the Assembly bill to consolidate New York's primaries on June 26th:
"Democracy is about maximizing the voice of the many over the authority of an elite few. By discharging a bill to consolidate New York's primary for state and federal office on June 26th, the Assembly Speaker is acting in the public interest. New Yorkers don't need the added cost and confusion of three primary dates, nor do they need to cut short their summer vacations for an August election. A June date will make it possible for members of the military serving overseas to be counted, and encourage overall higher turnout at the polls."
Office: Common Cause New York
Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.