Days before the Budget Decision, Syracuse Holds Rally in support of Fair Elections

Syracuse community members will be joined by community leaders and representatives from grassroots organizations for a rally in support of Fair Elections in New York.

For the first time in history, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Assembly and the Senate all included small-donor public financing (also called Fair Elections) in their budget proposals.

A small-donor matching program would amplify the voices of everyday New Yorkers by matching small-dollar donations 6-to-1. Candidates who enter this voluntary system would accept lower contribution limits in exchange for receiving public matching funds for in-district small-dollar donations. This would encourage candidates to spend more time with everyday voters and less time pursuing campaign donations from the wealthy and corporate interests.

In the next few days, the three government bodies will work together to determine the final budget for the state. On Friday, Syracuse community members demanding that it remains in the final budget.

Syracuse community members, include Speakers: Tom Keck (Community Organizer), Heather Allison Waters (League of Women Voters), Maurice Brown (Working Families Party), Christine Woo(Public Citizen)

12 p.m. Friday
March 29th
Outside of the State Office Building,
333 E. Washington St., Syracuse, N.Y