It's fairly easy for the common man/woman to understand that big money cannot help a candidate stay clean when it comes to elections. Obama proved that small donors can create a great momentum in a campaign. That's what clean elections will do for NYS. The people will participate at the grassroots level. This will open politics to the candidates with ideas and dreams that would have never considered political office because of the incredible financial burden.
The public option will save New Yorkers money by allowing politicians to follow their constituents needs and not the needs of their large contributors. No longer will a contractor who is also a big contributor get the overinflated contract. This act, in and of itself, can change the very essence of life in NYS. Don't let this opportunity pass us by. Many other states have a public finance. The time is now to change the way we do business in NYS politics.