CORRUPTION + GERRYMANDERING

Corruption and gerrymandering have been destructive to New York’s political system New York’s politicians have been allowed to get away with too much in Albany. Our lawmakers are considered part-time employees–which gives them the right to earn outside income without...
PUBLIC EDUCATION

PUBLIC EDUCATION

What’s wrong with Public Education in New York State? New York is constitutionally required to provide its citizens with an education to the high school level that teaches “basic literacy, calculating, and verbal skills” ensuring that citizens are...

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

We can do more to ensure that everyone is treated fairly in New York New York state’s recent criminal justice reform law–which includes closing Riker’s Island, New York City divesting from banks that fund private prisons,  and ending the practice of trying...
VOTING REFORM

VOTING REFORM

New York’s voter turnout is one of the lowest in the country. Why? When voter turnout is high, progressive candidates win. Similar to our gerrymandering problem, republican lawmakers have done everything they can to ensure that voting is difficult. They do not want...
AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE

AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE

What happens when Republican lawmakers fulfill their promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare? A terrible healthcare bill has made it through step one: getting passed in the House. We are now just a Senate vote away from losing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As it...
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