Releases and Blog

Why I Fight to Unite

Since the launch of Unite NY a few months ago, the feedback we’ve received has been strong. Our message of People Over Party is resonating. Everyone is tired of hyper-partisan finger pointing. Our leaders need to focus on finding solutions to our most pressing issues! Fixing a broken system isn’t easy – and starting a new political […]

A Win for Democracy in Buffalo

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 […]

Unite in the News – Spectrum Picks up Call for Reform

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

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 […]