How did the first woman of color ever elected to citywide office in New York City win her election?
With the help of New York City’s small-donor matching funds system!
Find out how she did it: Watch and share our video featuring Tish James, the New York City Public Advocate, and spread the word about how small-donor matching systems change the balance of power. >>
Tish James was able to run with the support of her community, which includes many residents of public housing and others who weren’t able to give large contributions. Because of the matching funds system, the $5 and $10 contributions her constituents were able to make were matched 6-to-1 with public funds – and so James was able to win her first election, opposing a major development project in her area, without relying on special interests or big-money donors.
That independence from special interests has allowed James to take bold action to improve the lives of New Yorkers, including authoring more legislation than all previous public advocates combined. Watch our video to find out what progress James has been a part of since being elected. >>
Digital Director, Every Voice