Gov. Andrew Cuomo

PCAF Launches Ad in New York Criticizing Gov. Cuomo's Failure on Reform

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's failure to pass a comprehensive public financing system for state elections is the focus of a television ad Public Campaign Action Fund began airing on Saturday in the Buffalo and Syracuse media markets. The ad, "Plant," will run for 9 days on network and cable channels.

Organizing for Action Joins New York Fair Elections Campaign

The campaign for Fair Elections in New York got a big boost this week when Organizing for Action (OFA), the reconfigured Obama for America campaign, announced it would join the Fair Elections for New York coalition in pushing to pass comprehensive campaign reform in the state this year.

Cuomo to Activists: Fair Elections “one of the most important issues to complete”

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke on a telephone town hall last night with about 1,350 grassroots activists, signaling his strong support for campaign finance reform, saying "Campaign finance is a way to tell the people of this state and this country: It's your government. You own it. Literally." The Governor called campaign finance reform “one of the most important issues to complete” in the rest of New York’s legislative session this year.
 

In New York, Fair Elections reform takes center stage

New York State Senate candidate Cecilia Tkaczyk has a powerful op-ed in today’s Albany Times-Union on how centering her campaign on her support of Fair Elections reform helped her turn what was seen as an easy win for her incumbent opponent into a race so close that the outcome is still up in the air:

Albany Can Kick the Money Habit

This weekend the New York Times editorial page urged Gov. Cuomo and the New York legislature to move forward with Fair Elections:

Front Page Fair Elections Story in New York Times!

The New York Times has a front page story today on the effort to bring Fair Elections to New York State legislative races. The story focuses on "an unusual and well-heeled coalition, trying to tap public anger over the flood of money into politics, (who are) pushing to enact a public financing system for elections in New York State."

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and the Anniversary Only Big Money Could Love

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from January 2 through January 20, 2011.

National Labor Groups Praise Gov. Cuomo's Effort on Public Financing of Elections

Yesterday the Communications Workers of America (CWA), SEIU and the United Auto Workers (UAW) sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo praising him for his support of public financing of elections.

BREAKING NEWS: New York Gov. Cuomo Comes Out For Public Financing Of Elections

In his State of the State address today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) called for a sweeping government reform package that includes public financing of elections for the state legislature. His "Clean Up Albany" agenda also calls for outlawing “pay to play” to limit the impact of special interests in the legislative process.

"It's time to pass ethics reform and it's time to pass ethics reform now...We're going to end pay-to-play...and we need public financing of campaigns," said Gov. Cuomo.