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the launch of Apollo 11, the first Lunar landing mission, on July 16, 1969. The massive Saturn V rocket lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center with astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin at 9:32 a.m. EDT for the Apollo 11 mission. (Image: Nasa)
April 25, 2014 | Q&A

“We need to interrupt the program, reset the balance and go back to a democracy.” Continue reading

FILE- In this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, voters wait to cast paper ballots at a New York City school. Mechanical lever voting machines will be used in the upcoming New York City Primary Election as well as any runoff should no candidate win a clear majority. The state had switched from mechanical lever machines to optical scanners that read paper ballots in 2010. Citing logistical issues with getting the scanners ready for two possible elections so close to each other, the New York City Board of Elections got permission from the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to use the lever machines. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo, File)
April 1, 2014 | News & Notes

The Working Families Party slams Albany for its failure to overhaul New York’s system of election funding, calling it a “lost opportunity.” Continue reading

FILE- In this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, voters wait to cast paper ballots at a New York City school. Mechanical lever voting machines will be used in the upcoming New York City Primary Election as well as any runoff should no candidate win a clear majority. The state had switched from mechanical lever machines to optical scanners that read paper ballots in 2010. Citing logistical issues with getting the scanners ready for two possible elections so close to each other, the New York City Board of Elections got permission from the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to use the lever machines. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo, File)
March 20, 2014 | Blog

Here’s what you need to know about the campaign finance reforms New York state is considering to level the political playing field and clean up elections. Continue reading

Lawrence Lessig TED talk: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim
June 11, 2013 | Blog

The academic and political activist will be talking about the corrupting influence of money on our political system and how we can take our democracy back from the billionaires. Continue reading

Cecilia Tkaczyk
February 15, 2013
More about the public financing system in New York City and the history of public financing nationally.
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama attend the 67th annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a charity gala organized by the Archdiocese of New York at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. October 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
November 9, 2012 | Q&A

Nick Nyhart, CEO of Public Campaign, argues we need to “get the small money in, and the big money out” of our campaign finance system. Continue reading