Mar 13, 2014
On Tuesday, CWAers in Albany, N.Y., rallied with activists and allies from Citizen Action of NY and other groups to stand up for fair elections.
CWAers have been lobbying state legislators on public campaign financing for several weeks; more than 250 CWA members turned out for last week's Lobby Day. Over the next two weeks, activists will continue to send emails and call their legislators, and use social media like Twitter and Facebook to show the strong public support for public campaign financing and fair elections.
At last week's Lobby Day, CWA activists called on members of the legislature to keep the fair elections provision in the budget. The measure, which matches contributions of small donors and gives candidates an incentive to only accept small contributions, would amplify the voices of ordinary New Yorkers and decrease the destructive influence of big campaign contributions.