Andrew For New York
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Include Public Financing For Elections in the New York State Budget!
Money is the single most corrosive influence in our political process. We need to pass public financing of our elections so we can put VOTERS, not DONORS, first. We need to get the big money out, and we have an incredible opportunity to pass it this year. Show your support for public financing of state elections by signing this petition! According to the Brooklyn Reader, "In the 2018 election, the top 100 donors gave more than the bottom 137,000 donors combined, and small donations amounted to only five percent of total donations." The current system is broken, favoring special interests, but YOU can help change that. A Brennan Center Report found that as a result of public financing of elections, "candidates without connections to big donors can still raise money and compete. This means a far more diverse pool of candidates for office. In fact, numerous candidates for city office have used small donations from average constituents to defeat opponents funded by big donors. A statewide public financing could have the same effect on Albany." We know that public financing works and already have it in parts of New York -- why shouldn't we have it for the whole state? We need to lead the country and work to empower voters and our community, not the big pocket donors that want to control this state. That's why we need your help. Please sign this petition, share it, and show your support for public financing!
Demand Marty Golden support the Red Flag Bill!
On Wednesday, June 13th, the New York State Assembly overwhelmingly passed common-sense gun legislation, known as the Red Flag Bill. This bill would give legal grounds to parents, teachers, and school administrators to ask a Judge to evaluate a child, who they believe is a threat to him/herself or others. This sensible solution will help quell the scourge of gun violence and rash of suicides that have rocked our nation and endangered our children. The New York State Assembly passed the Red Flag bill by an 87-29 vote. However, the Republicans who control the State Senate by one member, and are backed by the NRA refuse to even introduce this bill. If Senator Marty Golden would prioritize the safety of his community over loyalty to the NRA, who knows how many needless gun tragedies he could prevent? But he refuses to support this bill. Call Golden today and tell him to stand with his community, not the NRA and support the Red Flag Bill! PAID FOR BY ANDREW FOR NEW YORKLearn more at www.AndrewGounardes.com
Demand Marty Golden take back his invitation for Seb Gorka to headline his event! #NoHate
On Wednesday, May 16, the Brooklyn Republican Party will have Sebastian Gorka — an anti-Muslim media personality with ties to a Nazi group — and Donald Trump, Jr. headlining their Spring Gala at the Dyker Beach Golf Course. This cannot be allowed to happen in one of the most diverse cities in the world. Gorka is a former Trump Administration official who has regularly stoked Islamophobia and hatred of Muslims in this country — and he has an anti-Semitic, Nazi past. It is an insult to New York City that the Brooklyn Republicans would even consider inviting him to their Spring Gala ... but they're not just having Gorka in attendance, they're celebrating him as a VIP special guest to help them sell tickets. We must tell Marty Golden and his hand-picked Kings County Republican leaders that this is unacceptable. Sign our petition to make it crystal clear that Brooklyn celebrates its diversity and stands firm against hate. Our community deserves so much better than this. PAID FOR BY ANDREW FOR NEW YORKLearn more at www.AndrewGounardes.com