For The People

A groundbreaking small donor empowerment program is almost ready to launch across New York State!

What's Going On & Why You Should Care

PACs and special interest groups accounted for nearly 70 percent of all candidate funds last year. New York State’s Public Campaign Finance program will rebalance the playing field by matching the contributions of small donors at ratios up to 12-to-1, making everyday New Yorkers the most important source of campaign funding in the 2024 election.

Gov. Hochul’s executive budget for Fiscal Year 2024 funds the Public Campaign Finance Board’s administrative needs, but it falls short of what the agency needs to fully match funds, empower small donors, and bring fairness back to our election systems.

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