Entries by Unite NY

Partisan Politics Doesn’t Work…But the Nonpartisan Movement is Growing

Image courtesy the Wall St. Journal When Unite NY launched less than two short years ago, it was clear New York was, and is, operating with a broken partisan political system. Our state is governed by a two-party duopoly controlled by a small handful of partisan leaders catering to large donors that puts party power […]

Hochul’s Narrow Victory Highlights a Miss for Independent Voters

The Governor Failed to Secure the Support of Many who Want Reform Albany, NY – This week, Governor Kathy Hochul was narrowly elected Governor of the State of New York when, for the first time since 1946, New Yorkers only had two candidates to choose from on the ballot. The Governor barely defeated Congressman Lee Zeldin, as […]

Vote Unite NY Endorses Bipartisan Slate of Candidates Committed to Reform

The Independent Organization Endorses Three Candidates for Seats in the NYS Legislature Albany, NY – Vote Unite NY today announced the endorsement of a bipartisan slate of candidates for seats in the New York State Legislature. The independent organization formed to find common sense solutions to the state’s most pressing problems has endorsed two Democrats […]

United with Unite America

When Unite NY was initially established, we were inspired by leaders, organizations, and political operations pursuing bipartisan solutions to the problems that could bridge our ever-widening political divide. But throughout our formation and continued pursuance of sensible solutions to problems facing New York voters, one entity shone most prominently: Unite America. As a movement of […]

It’s Time for Initiative and Referendum in New York

Unite NY launched with a simple, yet powerful premise: people over party. Our reasoning for this was simple. When we empower voters and not party bosses, we can create a more representative and functional government. Unfortunately, New York’s government is an example of everything that’s wrong with politics. Party bosses, special interests, and lobbyists are […]

Solutions for a Broken State

New York’s political system is broken. From the stranglehold of the state’s prevailing party duopoly to inadequate voter access to an ever-increasing division on vital issues, state residents are not getting the representation they deserve or the basic services they should expect from those who hold office. This isn’t just unfortunate; it’s unnecessary.  There are […]