Last week something remarkable happened, with two separate court rulings netting a significant victory for everyone who believes ballot access is fundamental to a well-functioning democracy. This happened when judges in separate proceedings in state and federal courts both ordered the Erie County Board of Elections to put Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown’s name on an […]
Time to fix a broken system – check out Spectrum TV’s coverage of Unite NY’s coalition call for reform! https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/watertown/ny-state-of-politics/2021/08/31/hochul-urged-to-embrace-ethics-and-reform-platform
A Broad Coalition Calls for a Special Session to Pass Comprehensive Reforms that Put People Over Politics Albany, NY – Unite NY and a coalition of reformers today collectively called for New York’s leaders to enact significant reform to end the cycle of corruption and return power to the people of New York. This coalition […]
Looking at the political landscape in New York’s largest cities, it is fair to say, most people are left out of the political process and only a fraction of New York voters are making our state’s political decisions. In our large cities, the winners of sometimes competitive Democratic primaries coast to victory with almost […]
Did you catch our Executive Director Tim Dunn and former Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate Larry Sharpe on WLEA radio today? Check out their segment discussing Ranked Choice Voting, Open Primaries, a broken system, and how much the NY Yankees and Boards of Elections stink by clicking here.
Did you miss Executive Director Tim Dunn talking this morning with Dave Allen in Syracuse? They chatted about why it’s so important for New York to open the Primary process to engage the 3.5 million New Yorkers who have no voice in the system. Tim said it best – when fewer people are casting votes […]
Join an impressive group of Central New York Leaders for a Policy Forum in Syracuse on Wednesday July 14! Unite NY will be joined by Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon, Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh, and State Assemblyman Al Stirpe for a policy forum on the economy and jobs at OneGroup Financial from 7:45am until 9am. […]
Minuscule Primary Voter Turnout Demonstrates a Glaring Need for Democracy to Be Open to all Voters Albany, NY – Abysmal voter turnout in last week’s primary elections clearly demonstrates the need for election reform and Unite NY has been joined by entrepreneur and 2018 Libertarian candidate for Governor Larry Sharpe in calling on both the Democratic and Republican […]
While New York has many political problems, one gaping issue in front of both Parties is the fact that we have a closed primary system. That means that in order to vote in a Party Primary, you must be an enrolled member of that Party. Most New Yorkers think, “of course you do! Where in […]
Did you catch Unite NY Founder Martin Babinec on Capital Tonight with Susan Arbetter? Check it out here, as he talks about Ranked Choice Voting, establishing a new ballot line, and a whole bunch more!