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 […]

Running for Office Shouldn’t Be This Hard

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 […]

NY Deserves Better Options at the Polls

One of the most frustrating outcomes of this wild and confusing political year in New York is that, for only the second time in our history, voters will have only two choices for Governor in 2022.  The last time this occurred was 1946, when Governor Dewey defeated US Senator James Mead of Buffalo to win […]

Why I fight to Unite NY

When people ask me why I’m involved with Unite NY, I tell them it’s very simple, it’s an organization that is working very hard to raise voter awareness about many of the problems that are hurting our democratic process. I’m honored to currently be serving my 7th term on the Rome Common Council, and ever […]

Why I Fight to Unite NY

I’m fighting with UNITE NY because the baseline question for selecting those who represent us has changed. Engaged voters used to ask, “Is this candidate qualified?” and “Is this someone I can trust to be my voice?”  Those questions now are secondary to, “Is he or she a “good” Democrat or a “good” Republican?” Not […]

Why I Fight to Unite

New York State, and the entire country, is trapped in a duopoly that robs us of our freedom, mutes our voices, takes power from the masses, and concentrates it in the hands of the few. Not Google and Facebook – I mean the Republican and Democratic Parties.  Independent voters are being intentionally shut out of […]

Governor’s Race – Government Reform Taking Center Stage

Unite NY has been diligently advocating to any candidates for Governor willing to listen the importance of pro-democracy reforms like Open Primaries as tools to fix this broken system. That’s why we were excited to see Larry Sharpe formally announce his candidacy this week. Larry has been a strong supporter of Unite NY’s efforts to […]

Why I Fight to Unite

Our political system in American is suffering from the long-term effects of a two-party stronghold that has made reasonable political discourse and good governance nearly impossible. Our political differences are constantly inflamed by both major parties, intent on stoking emotions and inflaming animosities with buzz words and phrases. The good news is the voting populous […]