Advocates of reforming the state’s campaign finance laws kicked off a mailing campaign this week, sending out mailers in targeted districts as they ratchet up their efforts in support of a public financing system.
A helpful reader sent along the mailer below, which thanks Sen. David Carlucci, D-Clarkstown, Rockland County, for supporting “fair elections.”
“By limiting political contributions and matching small donations with public funds, politicians will have to listen to use for a change,” the mailer reads.
The mailers are going out in several districts across the state, with some targeting opponents of a public financing system. Senate Republicans have expressed concern about implementing one, saying there are better uses for taxpayer money.
The campaign is being paid for by Citizen Action of New York and the Working Family Party, according to the mailer. The groups are among the “Fair Elections Campaign,” a coalition of organizations pushing campaign finance reform.
Morgan Hook, a spokesman for the campaign, confirmed there are other districts being targeted, but declined to say which ones.
“We do have other targets, but we are not disclosing those targets at this time,” Hook said.
Here’s the Carlucci mailer: