About the Campaign

We are a coalition of 200+ organizations that believe in a responsive and accountable government that serves all Americans.

After over two decades of grassroots organizing, coalition building, and collaboration with legislative champions, we  helped secure the passage of the landmark New York State Public Campaign Finance Program (PCFP) in 2020. This statewide program helps diminish the impact of special interests on our elections and decisions in state government. The PCFP is the nation’s strongest response to Citizens United, providing candidates with the option to use a small donor public matching funds system that amplifies small contributions.

In 2023, our coalition helped secure funding for New York State’s landmark small donor program in time for the 2024 legislative elections for State Assembly and Senate and the 2026 statewide elections. 

But the fight to protect and expand our democracy is far from over. The PCFP is critical to addressing the issues we care about, and we are working tirelessly to ensure that it can continue to grow into the robust program New Yorkers deserve and have long demanded. With lawmakers’ continued commitment to fund and support the PCFP, we can ensure that our government remains accountable and responsive to all New Yorkers, not just the wealthy and well-connected.

Our Partners

  • 32BJ SEIU
  • Brennan Center for Justice
  • Center for Popular Democracy
  • Citizen Action of New York
  • Community Voices Heard
  • CWA District 1
  • Empire State Indivisible
  • Housing Works, Inc.
  • Indivisible OneNYS
  • Labor-Religion Coalition
  • League of Women Voters New York State
  • Long Island Progressive Coalition
  • Make the Road New York
  • New York Civic Engagement Table
  • New York Communities for Change
  • New York Immigration Coalition
  • Open Buffalo
  • Public Citizen
  • Stand Up America
  • Working Families Party