Campaign Finance Reform: Join the Fight

 

For too long, our politics have been drowned in a flood of corporate political spending that undermines the voices of real people. 

And it's gotten worse: the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision has meant even more corporate cash is flooding into politics. New York must push back against these special interests by improving shareholder control and corporate disclosure.

Assemblyman Rory Lancman and I sponsor the 'Corporate Political Activity Accountability to Shareholders Act,' which requires clear shareholder approval before executives can spend their money on political campaigns. It also requires disclosure of both the amount of money expended for which candidate or cause and the corporate purpose behind that expenditure.

This legislation will make New York a national leader in closing the gaps created by Citizens United and reforming the campaign finance system. We must pass this bill - and take a big step towards reining in corporate influence and bringing much-needed transparency to our politics.

I'm also proud to sponsor other critical legislation to reform our campaign finance system:


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