A Broken System
In just the last decade, the pursuit and maintenance of power in New York has resulted in a long list of corruption and criminal scandals involving elected officials. Had enough yet?
For far too long, New York’s political system has been a clear example of all that’s wrong with politics. Too few voters think their voice matters, so party bosses, special interests, dirty money, and lobbyists call the shots.
This system stifles competition, whether through unfair ballot access standards, limitless terms in office, restrictions on what issues require public referendums, a closed primary process or through a winner-take-all approach to elections that empowers fringe elements. The result of this broken system is generations of corruption and shameful behavior by a litany of bad actors — from back bench legislators and staffers to every constitutional officer in recent history.
This system rewards the bad guy and needs to be changed. Let’s fix this broken system to allow more voice and more choices!
Resources on New York Public Corruption
NY Times special section on Albany Corruption: Albany on Trial
Unite NY Seeks to Resolve these Problems with Real Solutions!