- Campaign Finance Reform
- Public Matching
- Lowering Contribution Limits
- Ending Corporate Contributions
- Online Voter Registration
- Automatic Voter Registration
- State Holiday on Election Day
"1.1 million New Yorkers voted for campaign finance reform in New York City politics and it is time to get big money out of Albany.
"Whether your top issue is education, transit, environment, or public safety, a precondition to winning is a public campaign finance system that forces politicians to work for voters over the interest of big money.
“The ‘Blue Wave’ of newly elected state officials must act now to get big money out before its corrupting influence can take hold as a breakwater.”
Council Member Ben Kallos introduced Int. 1130 in 2016 to reform New York City’s campaign finance system. After Kallos testified at Mayor de Blasio’s Charter Revision Commission in favor of campaign reforms, those reforms were adopted as Ballot Question 1. Kallos successfully advocated for Question 1 in the NYCCFB’s Voter Guide, actively participated in the Democracy Yes coalition, and authored opinion editorials in favor of the reforms in City and State and Medium. Kallos then authored Local Law 1 of 2019 extending the new campaign finance reforms of Ballot Question 1 to the special election for public advocate and to special elections that follow.