Albany politicians aren’t spending their time keeping our state clean.
They’re spending their time growing their lobbyist housekeeping accounts.
Housekeeping accounts are a way for politicians to accept unlimited, virtually unregulated donations. They’re essentially political slush funds controlled by the political parties and used to keep power in the hands of the most politically powerful.
Common Cause/NY working with Fair Elections for New York, a campaign that Long Island Progressive Coalition is a leader of, just released a report showing just how bad this practice is.
Since 2006, lobbyists and their political action committees have given $98 million to Albany politicians.
These are HUGE donations.
Over $2 million from two executives at one hedge fund alone.
$1,700,000 from Cablevision.
$1,500,000 from Verizon.
It’s time to clean up New York campaign finance laws. That’s why we need Fair Elections for New York – a comprehensive campaign finance reform package, including public financing of elections.
Take action – Tell the Commission on Public Corruption to investigate this dirty money that’s currently legal under New York law and support Fair Elections for New York!
What can you do right now about this “Bad Housekeeping?”
Tell the Commission what you think!
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