Releases and Blog

New Poll Finds New Yorkers Want a Lt. Governor Ready to Lead Immediately

Nearly 90% of Voters Say “Readiness to Lead Immediately” is Most Important Trait for LG Hochul’s Lead is Shrinking Across the Board, 50% of Voters Say State is on Wrong Track Republican Race for Governor is Neck and Neck, with Wilson doubling last month’s numbers Albany, NY – Coming on the heels of today’s arrest […]

Why I Fight to Unite NY

I’m fighting with UNITE NY because the baseline question for selecting those who represent us has changed. Engaged voters used to ask, “Is this candidate qualified?” and “Is this someone I can trust to be my voice?”  Those questions now are secondary to, “Is he or she a “good” Democrat or a “good” Republican?” Not […]

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 […]