Tag Archive for: Open Primaries

Unite NY Poll Featured in Forbes Magazine

Just last month, Unite NY commissioned a poll by John Zogby Strategies to review voter sentiment on Open Primaries and political reform. That poll found overwhelming numbers of New Yorkers are ready to support open primaries, ending a long tradition of “party only” voters in primaries and the findings in that poll were featured in […]

The System Is Rigged…But It Doesn’t Have To Be

I recently had the opportunity to join Keeler in the Morning for a lively discussion on the problems posed by party primaries in New York and the benefits to opening up the political process to allow unaffiliated voters to participate.  I advocated opening up the primary process, as is done in 41 other states, could […]

Overwhelming Majority of NYS Voters Say Open Primaries Will Bring Needed Change to Failing Political System

A new poll by John Zogby Strategies reveals that overwhelming numbers of New Yorkers are ready to support open primaries, ending a long tradition of “party only” voters in primaries. The poll of 1,505 likely voters statewide was commissioned by the new non-partisan reform organization Unite NY, and was conducted by John Zogby Strategies on […]

WKTV Coverage: Zogby Talks Open Primaries

Unite NY was thrilled to welcome John and Jeremy Zogby to the Rock City Centre in Little Falls on Wednesday night for a sold out event, where attendees learned about Open Primaries and voter attitudes towards such reform. It was an incredible and exciting event that was featured on NewsChannel2 (WKTV) recently. Check it out […]

Unite NY on Capital Tonight – Let’s empower independent voters, not bosses

Did you see Unite NY’s founder Martin Babinec on Capital Tonight? We were thrilled to have Nick Reisman interview Martin based on last week’s press release. Right now, there are 3.5 million New Yorkers not affiliated with a party, but those same voters are shut out of primaries. Many think that New York’ system of […]

New York State Election Results Reaffirm the Need for Open Primaries

Wins by Independent Candidates Combined with Low Voter Participation Prove More Access is Needed to Return Power to the People Albany, NY – Last week’s election results, featuring wins from two Unite NY backed candidates reaffirms the need for New York to enact significant election reforms to reengage voters and put people, not party politics, at the forefront […]

Why I fight to Unite

For most of my adult life, I have watched the political world around me crumble. Partisanship has driven wedges between my friends, family, and neighbors.  Many of my state’s leaders have resigned or been imprisoned due to corruption. Debt levels have risen to extraordinary and unsustainable levels.  Education has fallen by almost every metric. Our […]

Why I Fight to Unite

Since the launch of Unite NY a few months ago, the feedback we’ve received has been strong. Our message of People Over Party is resonating. Everyone is tired of hyper-partisan finger pointing. Our leaders need to focus on finding solutions to our most pressing issues! Fixing a broken system isn’t easy – and starting a new political […]

A Win for Democracy in Buffalo

Last week something remarkable happened, with two separate court rulings netting a significant victory for everyone who believes ballot access is fundamental to a well-functioning democracy. This happened when judges in separate proceedings in state and federal courts both ordered the Erie County Board of Elections to put Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown’s name on an […]

Unite in the News – Spectrum Picks up Call for Reform

Time to fix a broken system – check out Spectrum TV’s coverage of Unite NY’s coalition call for reform! https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/watertown/ny-state-of-politics/2021/08/31/hochul-urged-to-embrace-ethics-and-reform-platform