Albany, NY—Following the passage several key voting reforms in the New York State Legislature, Jessica Wisneski, Co-Executive Director of Citizen Action of New York, has issued the following statement:
“On just the second day of legislative session, the new Senate majority partnered with the Assembly to send a long-awaited bill of critical democracy reforms to the Governor’s desk. The roadblock to reform has been smashed, and now it’s time for our leaders in Albany to take the power away from the wealthy and well-connected and give it to the people.
“For too long our voting and campaign finance laws have kept power concentrated in the hands of a few, while blocking people of color, low-income people, and young people from having a true voice in the electoral process. The next step to strengthening our democracy is enacting a small donor matching program for campaigns and lowering contribution limits across the board.”