Statement On The Passage Of HR1 In The House Of Representatives
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 8th, 2019
In response to passage of HR1 in the House Of Representatives today, Empire State Indivisible released the following statement:
“We applaud today’s historic passage of HR1 in the House. It is a bold vision for strengthening our democracy by both expanding the access to vote and valuing the impact of everyday Americans in their government. It is of particular significance that, for the first time, the Democratic party is supportive of a public financing system that would increase the weight of small dollar donations, thus lowering the barriers for those who choose to run for office. Unfortunately, with a Republican controlled Senate, these reforms will stall.
Our Democratic led state Legislature must then act to enact a small-donor matched public financing system here in New York State. For years, leaders in both houses have publicly supported a small-donor match program and blamed the IDC and Republican controlled Senate for its failure to advance. In 2018, New Yorkers from across the state worked around the clock to elect a strong Democratic Majority. We will be watching closely to see if our new leaders uphold their commitment.”
Empire State Indivisible is part of the national Indivisible movement and is committed to defend New York against the Trump administration and those who enable its policies.
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