STATEMENT: In Support of New York State’s Nine-person Campaign 'Public Financing' Commission
"As the author of the legislation bringing a full public matching system to New York City’s elections, I applaud New York State for taking steps to do the same. With today’s announcement naming the appointments to the State’s nine-person campaign 'public financing' commission, New York State is one step closer to implementing a Clean Elections system or at least implementing a system like the one the New York City Council recently adopted."
"I am confident that if the commission listens to experts over the next months, they will decide on a strong matching system that will also see contributions limits decreased. I have every reason to believe the commission will do good work and I am pleased by the appointment of Mylan Denerstein, DeNora Getachew and Henry Berger who were all appointed because of how well they know our current system and what will be required to fix it. I am confident the new nine-person campaign 'public financing' commission will come back with a report that sets parameters for a public matching system that will benefit the people of the great state of New York."