Good-government groups submitted a letter to members of the New York State Assembly highlighting an opportunity to create a more transparent, participatory, and publicly deliberative process for making state policy.
A recent op-ed claims small donor public financing will do nothing to cure Albany's corruption crisis. But comprehensive reform would empower average citizens and allow candidates to rely on small contributions, not big special interest money.
When big money holds so much power over Albany, members of the public turn away in disgust, and democracy loses its lifeblood. Only comprehensive campaign finance reform, with public financing at its core, can restore public trust in government.