Releases and Blog

Why I fight to Unite NY

When people ask me why I’m involved with Unite NY, I tell them it’s very simple, it’s an organization that is working very hard to raise voter awareness about many of the problems that are hurting our democratic process. I’m honored to currently be serving my 7th term on the Rome Common Council, and ever […]

New Unite NY Poll Shows Giuliani in Lead in GOP Primary; Zeldin Numbers Continue to Fall

Third Consecutive Unite NY/John Zogby Strategies Poll has Giuliani Ahead, Lead now Stretched to 10 Points, Zeldin Numbers Drop for the 4th Poll in a Row Albany, NY – Andrew Giuliani now has a 10-point lead in the GOP race for Governor according to the latest poll from Unite NY and John Zogby Strategies. This […]

Unite NY Calls for Changes to Ballot Access Requirements to Give Voters a Greater Voice

With the Court of Appeals Throwing Out Partisan and Unconstitutional District Lines, 2022 Election is in Disarray; NYS Should Not Compound This by Disenfranchising Independent Voters Albany, NY – In the wake of the historic Court of Appeals ruling that threw out the partisan and unconstitutionally gerrymandered New York State Senate and Congressional district lines, […]

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 […]