NEWS RELEASE

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal
67th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT ♦ NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 04, 2013 CONTACT: Lauren Schuster, 212.873.6368, 347.729.4729, schusterl@assembly.state.ny.us

ASSEMBLYMEMBER LINDA B. ROSENTHAL’S DECLARES PATH TO HONOR AND INTEGRITY IN ALBANY BEGINS WITH PASSAGE OF FAIR ELECTIONS REFORM AFTER SPATE OF RECENT SCANDALS “I am profoundly disturbed by the serious allegations against several Albany lawmakers that have been brought to light in the past few days. Members of the public should be able to trust implicitly that the people they vote into office work solely on their behalf and in the best interests of the people of New York State. Regretfully, expecting this code of conduct from all elected officials continues to be an elusive goal. That is why we need to usher in a new paradigm when it comes to money in politics, beginning with Fair Elections legislation, which would overturn the pay to play mentality that consumes so many by sharply reducing contribution levels, expanding disclosure requirements and instituting public financing of elections. Now is not the time to fall into paralysis; instead, we must be steadfast in our resolve to bring honor and integrity to our political system.” Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan). Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal represents the 67th Assembly district which includes the Upper West Side and parts of the Clinton/ Hell’s Kitchen neighborhoods in Manhattan. She is a cosponsor of the Fair Elections Reform bill. ###

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