As is so often the case, the New York State budget that was just passed contained agreements on a number of non-budget issues, like banning gas stoves, but did not contain one single democracy reform initiative New Yorkers desperately need and strongly support. The budget was passed more than a month late, holding hostage state […]
This blog is a guest post from Monroe County Legislator Rachel Barnhart I am a Monroe County Legislator, a Democrat and a longtime activist for good government. Like many of you, I hate gerrymandering, the manipulation of voting district lines to help parties and candidates. That’s why I’m supporting an ongoing lawsuit against the recently-enacted […]
Half of New Yorkers Considering Leaving – Cite a Broken Political System, and Crime as Top Issues; Support for Structural Reforms Including Term Limits is Sky High Albany, NY (April 18, 2023) – Half of New York State voters believe the state’s political environment is on the wrong track and 51% are considering leaving the […]
Recently, our Executive Director Tim Dunn caught up with the incredible Laura Curran on her podcast, Cut to the Chase. The former County Executive, Journalist, and Advocate had some great questions and it led to a really engaging discussion. Take a listen here!
Our friends in Rochester have a great resource in the Rochester Beacon. They caught up with our team recently to learn more about UNY’s new direction and bringing our Drinks and Democracy event to Rochester! Learn more here.