Date(s) - 09/17/2013
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1 Pace Plaza
New York City
On the 2 year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street we will head back to the Financial District and stand up to the corrupt lawmakers and corporations who are running this country. We will push back against the greed of the 1% and confront those who wage class warfare on low income and middle class families.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption has begun its statewide sweep of campaign finance abuses by announcing its first three public hearings and issuing preservation letters to both the state Board of Elections and the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE).
The statewide hearings will focus on three major issues: the adequacy of state laws, regulations and procedures involving illegal and unethical misconduct by public officials; the electoral process as a whole; and the current campaign finance laws in New York state.
The first hearing will be held on September 17 at Pace University in Manhattan’s Financial District, *which is also the 2 year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street Movement.*
The hearing is open to the public and will begin at 6 p.m. with doors opening an hour beforehand. Citizens, as well as public officials, advocacy groups, policy experts and all others are invited to give testimony on the issues being discussed.
In response to the Legislature’s failure to pass campaign finance reform this session, Cuomo established the commission on July 2 under Section 6 of Executive Law as a way to probe systemic public corruption in state government, political campaigns and elections throughout the state.
Is this a stall tactic? Perhaps, but we intend to be there and demand that a campaign finance reform bill be allowed to come to a vote on the senate floor during the next Legislative Session, and tell Gov Cuomo to do his job.
The rigging of the system has disabled the American Dream for 99% of us, but there is still hope.
We are still here…