Take Big Money Out of Politics
We will rewrite our campaign finance laws to make them the strongest in the nation. A new Charter Revision Commission will start its work soon, giving voters the opportunity to vote in November on campaign finance reform for their city.
Make it Easier for New Yorkers to Vote
We will make voting easier, simpler and more accessible in every neighborhood, for every voter. The Charter Revision Commission will be charged with taking immediate steps to figure out ways to improve translation services, provide up-to-date information about polling places, and other measures the Board of Elections has refused to take on.
Cybersecurity Plan to protect NYC Elections
The City will bring all of its expertise and technology to the task of protecting the integrity of our elections, rolling out a series of enhanced cyber security measures.
Appoint Chief Democracy Officer – Voter Enfranchisement Initiative
For the first time ever, New Yorkers will have a leader in our government dedicated to one thing: Giving every citizen a voice. The Chief Democracy Officer will work to register 1.5 million New Yorkers to vote over the next four years and do all he or she can to increase voter participation.
Get Every Young Person Ready to Vote
We want every New Yorker to be able to vote the minute they are legally able to. That means registering as many eligible 17 year olds as we can. We will roll out a comprehensive set of voter registration drives aimed at high school and college students. When it comes to democracy, there isn’t a minute to lose.
Civics for All: Civics Education for all Public School Students
Our public schools will be dedicated to giving our students the tools they need to be active, productive participants not just in our economy, but in our democracy. We will begin teaching civics in every New York City public school.
Get Civic: Making it Easy for New Yorkers to Run for Office and Join Civic Institutions
We don’t just want New Yorkers to vote, we want them to participate in how their communities are governed and run for office. That means giving them the information they need to break down barriers and participate. We will launch a web portal to demystify the process of joining community boards, running for the Community Education Councils, and seeking elected office.
NYS Voter Access Agenda
New York State lags behind the rest of the country when it comes to voting. The time has come for us to lead. We will fight in the State capital to drag New York’s archaic voting laws into the 21st century with early voting, same day voter registration, no-excuse absentee ballots, electronic poll books, pre-registration for 16- and 17-year olds, and the consolidation of primary elections.
Online Disclosure of Lobbyist Meetings
We will lead the way when it comes to informing New Yorkers about who is attempting to influence their government. Lobbyists have been operating in the shadows and poisoning our democracy for too long. Now we will bring their activities into the sunlight. City Agency heads and all officials who report directly to the Mayor will disclose meetings with lobbyists. This will make New York City the only big city in the nation to take this step proactively.
Get Counted: Comprehensive Citywide Census Outreach
In New York City we will adhere to the simple, clear, constitutional value that every single resident must be counted. The 2020 Census will have a major impact on how money and power are allocated in our national government. We will undertake extensive outreach efforts, made possible through a public-private partnership, to ensure that the people of our city and state receive their fair share.
Information is being collected for educational and civic engagement purposes and will not be used to support partisan activity.