Releases and Blog

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 […]

UJP Launches Unite NY Effort

Bold New Initiative Seeks to Embrace the Moderate Voters Left Behind by Both Major Parties The Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) today announced a major effort to embrace non-partisan problem solving and allowing a new path for the millions of moderate New York State voters to engage in the process with Unite NY. Following a rapidly […]

UJP Launches Bipartisan Legislative Caucus

UJP Announces the Upstate Jobs Caucus in Legislature to focus on common sense, bipartisan solutions to problems facing Upstate New York Albany, NY – The Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) today announced the creation of the new bipartisan Upstate Jobs Caucus in the New York State legislature.  This new caucus includes Republicans and Democrats alike, uniting […]

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 […]