From private parking meters, to private jails, to the entrance fee for the private 9/11 Museum, to the cost of running for public office with private dollars, the private market is swamping public goods.
Who would oppose common sense reforms to our broken campaign finance system? The barriers to change are incumbent politicians who raise massive money under the current system and big donors themselves.
Albany’s elected officials have to be more accountable to the communities — that means us — they are elected to represent. If we want them to refocus on the needs of their district, we need to reduce big money’s power in our political system.