Share your thoughts on campaign finance reform during a public hearing set for 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Valley Cottage Library, 110 Route 303.
Hosted by state Senator David Carlucci, D-New City, it is part of a wider effort by the Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference to gather input from voters around the state.
In a statement, Carlucci said the purpose is to solicit testimony from experts and the general public about the best ways to fix New York State’s outdated electoral system and restore trust in the political process.
“New Yorkers are demanding change in the way our government and political system operates and conducts business, and I can think of no more fitting way to gauge their pulse and hear their ideas than by holding a public hearing in our own backyard,” Carlucci said. “Now is the time to be proactive when it comes to cleaning up any stench of corruption or perceived conflict of interest in our system. I look forward to listening to my constituents and bringing their ideas with me to Albany.”
The hearing will be centered around increasing accountability, closing loopholes and implementing a public financing system for state and local elections.
To speak, RSVP by calling 845-623-3627 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.