NY LEAD Announces New Members Join Fight to Restore Elections
New York Leadership for an Accountable Government (NY LEAD) announced the addition of new prominent members today.
"Former Nebraska Senator and Governor Bob Kerrey, along with Danny Meyer, Charles Myers and Frank Selvaggi have joined NY LEAD to advocate for campaign finance reform in order to restore fairness and integrity to New York’s political process."
NY LEAD also received praise and recognition from former Senator, and Founder and President of Progressives United, Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.):
“Progressives United congratulates NYLEAD for supporting New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s public financing proposal for campaigns,” said Feingold. “Those who are in business know, perhaps better than anyone else, the corrupting impact of the nearly endless fundraising calls from candidates that has produced a system which features elements that border on both the official extortion by government and the legalized bribery of our elected representatives. The overwhelming majority of businesses want no part of it. That’s why the leadership of the members of NYLEAD is so welcome as New York strives to fundamentally reform such a corrupt system, and return their elections to the voters.”
You can find their full statement here.