Exclusive: the reason Public Financing lost

This month, our leaders in Albany passed a Comptroller-only “pilot program” of public funding of elections that they touted as a “historic” step to reform a culture of pay-to-play politics.

But it was weak and poorly designed. Good government groups called it a step backwards. And Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, a longtime advocate for reform, put the debate to bed when he announced he would opt-out and continue to fight with us for a real, statewide system of public funding of elections.

We’d like to extend a special invitation to an exclusive tele-townhall tonight with Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, special guest Karen Scharff of Citizen Action, and Working Families’ Dan Cantor to hear the behind-the-scenes story of the fight for public financing this year.

Join us tonight at 7pm EST!  Register HERE for the phone number to listen in.

We’ll discuss lessons learned from this fight and strategize with you about how to move forward and build a better New York.