October 4, 2018 Press Releases

Delgado Takes Lead on Good Governance and Campaign Finance Reform Agenda

Today, Delgado for Congress released a Good Governance and Campaign Finance Reform Agenda, which reiterates Antonio Delgado’s commitment to serving the people of NY-19 with transparency and accountability. The reform agenda can be found here.

Delgado has made a commitment to:

  • Hold regular, public town halls
  • Post all public events
  • Create issue-specific advisory boards
  • Reject corporate PAC money
  • Support the overturn of Citizens United
  • Increase transparency in political spending
  • Prevent foreign influence in government
  • End the cozy relationship between lobbyists and Congress

Delgado is demanding reform in Washington and has signed onto the End Citizens United Reform Letter. He was joined by 106 other Democratic candidates calling for a sweeping reform package to help restore trust and ensure lawmakers put the people’s interests first.

Polling shows that public trust in government is at an all-time low with much of the blame going to politicians and special interest money.

Delgado is pledging to put everyday citizens first, get dark money out of politics, and restore faith in our democratic institutions.

“For far too long, people have felt like their representatives in Washington aren’t working for them. Our politicians, including John Faso, have not been accountable to the people they were elected to represent. Faso doesn’t hold town halls, doesn’t post public events and has accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars from corporate donors,” said Delgado. “This agenda is my promise to everyone in the district that I will listen and respond to the concerns of constituents and not prioritize special interests or big corporations. I am proud to be endorsed by End Citizens United and have pledged not to take a dime of corporate PAC money. The only people I am beholden to are the people of NY-19.”

“The American people know that Washington isn’t working for them. They want candidates who will unrig the system and put the people ahead of mega donors and special interests,” said End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller. “Antonio Delgado and the rest of the candidates on this letter are serious about reform. They’re sending a strong message to Washington, that when they’re elected, things will be different. End Citizens United is proud to have endorsed Antonio, and we look forward to working with him to help pass meaningful reforms that clear the way for Congress to do the people’s business.

Let Congress know that election reform is a priority and sign this petition to demand that Democrats pass Campaign Finance Reform as their first bill in the new Congress.