Key unions pushing for electoral reform, public campaign financing
Nov 28, 2018 12:34 am
Kenneth Lovett reports in The New York Daily News that the Communications Workers of America and Local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union are pushing to create a statewide campaign public finance system similar to the one in New York City. With Democrats in charge of all three branches of government in Albany for the first time in years, all sorts of special interests are lining up their requests. The unions are working with a group called Fair Elections for New York working for campaign finance and electoral reforms in 2019. “Given the changes in the Senate and in Albany, we feel there’s more a possibility of getting it done, so it’s an increased priority this (coming) year,” said 32BJ Political Director Alison Hirsh. “We need to change the rules of the game, the rules of our democracy, and make it more accessible for working people to really participate at all levels, including running for office.” Read the full story in The New York Daily News.