Releases and Blog

Solutions for a Broken State

New York’s political system is broken. From the stranglehold of the state’s prevailing party duopoly to inadequate voter access to an ever-increasing division on vital issues, state residents are not getting the representation they deserve or the basic services they should expect from those who hold office. This isn’t just unfortunate; it’s unnecessary.  There are […]

NY Deserves Better Options at the Polls

One of the most frustrating outcomes of this wild and confusing political year in New York is that, for only the second time in our history, voters will have only two choices for Governor in 2022.  The last time this occurred was 1946, when Governor Dewey defeated US Senator James Mead of Buffalo to win […]

Armed with Tens of Millions in Special Interest Money, Governor Hochul and NY State Democrats Take Aim at Independent Bodies in Effort to Suppress the Interests of Hundreds of Thousands of Voters

Nonpartisan Reform Organization Unite NY, Joined by the Green Party, Calls on Democratic Party Insiders to Halt its Attempt to Block Ballot Access for Independent Voices and Stifle Voter Choice Albany, NY – In a blatant attempt to stifle voices of independent voters, Democratic party insiders are seeking to keep seven different independent organizations from […]

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 […]