Full public funding of campaigns (Clean Elections) has already come to a number of states in the union. Candidates in those states that used to raise $ the old fashioned way, rave about not having to dial for dollars, and love that lobbyists avoid them at gatherings. The system has also brought fresh, new voices and ideas to their legislatures.
Unfortunately, this reform has not yet made it to any of the larger states that could have an impact on the momentum needed to get it to the Federal level. This is the opportunity, if our elected leaders in this great state have the foresight and courage to make it a reality in NY. Imagine if it sweeps the nation, and it started here.