Today's announcement that a new group of business and civic leaders has joined together to advocate in support of Fair Elections is a testament to the vast support for this issue, amplifying Siena's recent poll showing overwhelming support among all New Yorkers. This influential body of leaders in New York business, government, and civic life shows the breadth and depth of the support for an end to Albany's pay-to-play culture. It's an indication that Fair Elections has the support to be enacted this year in New York.Sean posted a bunch of photos from the press conference launch over at our Facebook page. And below, I've compiled all the press coverage I could find about the launch. We'll be launching the main website for the campaign within the next few days, so stay tuned for that.
Press coverage from NYLead launch - Wednesday, February 15, 2012 New York Times Editorial. New York Waits for Campaign Finance Reform New York Times - City Room Blog (Thomas Kaplan). Wealthy Donors Join Effort to Improve Campaign Finance System Capital Tonight - YNN (Nick Reisman). Well-Heeled Group Pushes For Leveling Campaign-Finance Field YNN Capital Region (Nick Reisman). Campaign finance reform Times Union - Capitol Confidential (Jimmy Vielkind). Rich people for campaign finance reform Gannett - Various Blogs (Jon Campbell). Group forms to aid campaign-finance reform push NPR - WNYC's Empire Blog (Karen Dewitt). New group, led by old political hands, backs Cuomo on campaign finance reform AP - Printed in Wall Street Journal. New group seeks public financing of NY campaigns CBS 6 WRGB. New group seeks public financing of NY campaigns Fox 23 Albany. Group fights for campaign finance reform WTEN ABC 10 Albany. New group seeks public financing of NY campaigns