Releases and Blog

Why I fight to Unite

For most of my adult life, I have watched the political world around me crumble. Partisanship has driven wedges between my friends, family, and neighbors.  Many of my state’s leaders have resigned or been imprisoned due to corruption. Debt levels have risen to extraordinary and unsustainable levels.  Education has fallen by almost every metric. Our […]

Unite New York Endorses Ben Walsh for Mayor of Syracuse

Unite NY today announced the entity has endorsed Ben Walsh in his campaign to be reelected Mayor of the City of Syracuse. Unite NY is the new political home for New York State voters seeking common sense solutions to the state’s most pressing problems. Unite NY Founder Martin Babinec said, “Since the launch of Unite […]

Unite New York Endorses Scott Steve for Mayor of the City of Cortland

Cortland, NY – Unite NY announced the entity has endorsed Scott Steve for Mayor of the City of Cortland. Unite NY is the new political home for New York State voters seeking common sense solutions to the state’s most pressing problems and Steve is running for mayor on the Unite NY, Republican, and Conservative lines. Unite NY Founder […]

In The News

UNY in the News: KB Byrd Talking Unite and Reform in the Fulcrum

Kahlil (KB) Byrd, CEO of Invest America, recently talked up Unite NY’s efforts on democracy reform in a great post in the Fulcrum. He compares the challenges to landing on the moon and outlines the challenges we face in fixing a broken system. It’s a great synopsis of our efforts and just how urgent our […]

UNY in the News: Pay but Can’t Play – Daily News Op Ed

In New York’s broken system, only voters enrolled in a Party can vote in today’s primaries. But we all pick up the tab. How is that fair? In this Op Ed carried in today’s Primary Day edition of the NY Daily News, Unite NY founder Martin Babinec shares his frustration with a closed primary process […]

UNY in the News: Seven Independent Bodies Seek Ballot Status

The Yonkers Times recently outlined the effort Unite NY and others have undertaken seeking ballot status in New York. New York State has one of the more restrictive and exclusionary ballot access thresholds in the nation, requiring more than 45,000 signatures – roughly the population of the city of Binghamton – to get a candidate […]