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New York's campaign system allows corporate donors to contribute directly to candidates in an effort to influence the legislative process. This isn't allowed in federal elections, and we shouldn't allow it in state elections. The very first bill I introduced when I took office last year was a bill to eliminate all corporate donations to candidates and help restore power to the people. Our work must continue to rid of pay-to-play politics, and I’m one of the few putting these values to action.
recordonline.com: "The senators’ letter cites a laundry list of issues that they say makes RHP’s proposed rent hikes unjustifiable: exorbitant annual increases; refusal to answer tenants’ questions about the hikes; ignoring resident requests for maintenance to be performed; unusable or closed amenities such as pools or docks; and preventing the use of roads for children’s recreation. These are the very things for which people pay their rents, Metzger said."
✅ Closed the LLC loophole in NY, which has allowed millions of unaccountable corporate dollars to flow into the campaign coffers of elected officials.
✅ Co-sponsored legislation to create an independent ethics commission with teeth to hold corrupt politicians accountable for their actions.
✅ Passed legislation to expand voter participation and make voting easier for New Yorkers, including my bill to expand upstate primary election voting hours and bills to allow early voting, no-excuse absentee voting, and enable 16 and 17 year olds to pre-register to vote at the age of 18.
✅ Made government accessible to you. Held community chats around the district, hosted mobile office hours in 41 locations, and sponsored 45 community events...with more coming!
✅ Introduced a bill to ban corporate contributions in NY so we can have a government that amplifies the voices of everyday New Yorkers.
From Senator Jen Metzger: The role of agriculture in helping to mitigate climate change does not get the attention it deserves. Farms have an important role to play in sequestering carbon in the soils and roots of plants, and I've introduced a bill that would create a tax credit to compensate farmers for the climate benefits of land-use and soil management practices that achieve these outcomes, incentivizing improvements to soil health.