The reason New York City’s campaign finance system is so strong is that it has continuously evolved to meet changes in campaign practices. Now, we’re facing a new way for lobbyists to try to amass influence through campaign dollars.Under current law, individuals or entities that do business with the city may collect (or bundle) contributions that aren’t covered under the lower doing business limit. As a result, a lobbyist bundler can collect thousands of dollars instead of a few hundred. The first $175 of these bundled contributions – unlike the lobbyist’s own contributions – can be publicly matched.Int. 985-2015 would stop this practice, but it lacks strong support in the City Council. Please tell your City Councilmember to support Int. 985-2015.
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