While New York City has one of the strongest public campaign finance systems in the nation, there is more we can do to improve our elections and ensure greater accountability and transparency in City government.
I have helped advocate for progressive election reforms that have been successfully enacted over the past couple of years that will expand access to voting and increase the power of working families. In recent years, city voters passed ranked choice voting; the City Council expanded the power of small-dollar donors; and the state legislature passed early voting and a unified primary to save taxpayers money.
Let’s continue to reform our system:
- Improving the absentee voting process so that no voter is disenfranchised: You can read Eric’s full plan here
- Blocking purges of voters by Borough Boards of Elections
- Investigating the breakdown in voting systems that causes havoc at our polling places
- Read my statement in the voter guide about more progressive campaign finance reform
Ethics and Transparency
- Implement Participatory Budgeting for all Council members’ discretionary funds
- Ensure City agencies are complying with all open data laws
- Establish a more transparent process for selecting Community Board Members
- Prohibit anyone convicted of corruption from ever holding office again (Hiram’s law)
Eric is interviewed by News12 on his plan to improve absentee voting.
Eric was an advocate for early voting and has worked to expand early voting to multiple locations throughout the Northwest Bronx.
Eric votes in New York’s first early voting at PS 207