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“We must realize that a part-time legislature in Albany simply has not worked, will never work and, it in fact, enabled corruption,” Samuels says. “To compliment Campaign Finance Reform and begin to restore trust and bring professionalism to Albany, we … Continue reading



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New York, NY – In light of yesterday’s arrest of Democratic State Senator Malcolm Smith and others, Bill Samuels, founder of the reform Albany organization New Roosevelt and co-founder of Effective NY, today again pressured Governor Cuomo to announce a … Continue reading



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Two days ahead of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address, New York State Senator Liz Krueger and reform advocate Bill Samuels announced a new campaign finance reform proposal: a grand bargain that can accomplish Governor Cuomo’s previously-stated goal … Continue reading



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In a speech given today at a conference at the Rockefeller Institute which debated the forthcoming constitutional amendments on expanding Casino Gambling and Redistricting Reform, Bill Samuels, Founder, New Roosevelt and Co-Founder, EffectiveNY, advocated that the legislature should not pass … Continue reading



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New York, NY – Bill Samuels, founder of the reform Albany organization New Roosevelt, today called on Cuomo to start setting an example on Campaign Finance Reform immediately by declaring he would no longer take corporate contributions and he should … Continue reading



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At a press conference in Rochester, N.Y. today, New Roosevelt Initiative Founder Bill Samuels and insurgent Democratic Senate Nominee Gustavo Rivera endorsed Senate candidate Mary Wilmot (D-55) and praised her courage for the highly unusual step of endorsing Rivera in the party primary, bucking the advice of Albany’s entrenched political leadership. They also cited her continued push for reform and her ability to help increase the number of women lawmakers in the state Senate, which currently ranks 40th among the country’s statehouses in percentage of women lawmakers.




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Residents of the 33rd Senate District tell us why Pedro Must Go!



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Do You Want to Help Reform Albany? Join Our Team and Become a Volunteer! This is An Opportunity for You to Make a Difference in Your Community. We Need Your Help in Order to get the New York State Government … Continue reading



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