Releases and Blog

Unite NY/Zogby Strategies Poll Finds Broad Bipartisan Support for Ranked Choice Voting

Vast Majority Embrace Ranked Choice voting to Put People Back in Charge Albany, NY – A new poll commissioned by Unite NY found Ranked Choice Voting (RCV), an important election reform, to have wide and deep bipartisan support among New York City Voters, with 75 percent saying they agree with having up to five candidates […]

Unite NY Launches Campaign to Educate Voters on Ranked Choice Voting

The Effort Provides Voters with More Information on the Process that Makes Voting More Inclusive Albany, NY – Unite NY, the new political home for independent and moderate voters launched last month, today announced it has launched a digital advertising campaign to help provide New York City voters with more information on Ranked Choice Voting […]

People Over Party

Many of us are sick and tired of the hyper-partisanship that has become the default in politics. Back room deals, rule by executive order, and legislative gridlock are now the hallmarks of government across America. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in our own New York State. The two major political parties play the game […]

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 […]