This just in from our man in the NYS Senate, Daniel Squadron:
Tomorrow afternoon, I will be hosting the first-ever interactive public forum on ethics reform–and I want you to join me!
Since January, we have been calling on the Republican Senate majority to call hearings on ethics reform. They have refused. That’s why, as the leading Democrat on the Investigations and Government Operations Committee, I called this ethics forum under the Senate rules.
In addition to being the first opportunity for a public hearing on ethics in two years, the forum will let all New Yorkers be part of the discussion: you can submit questions via twitter, facebook and e-mail.
Mayor Ed Koch has already expressed his plan to tweet questions –I want to hear from you too!
You can watch the forum in real time at 1pm tomorrow at www.livestream.com/nysendems, and you can submit questions starting right now via Twitter, Facebook and e-mail–just tweet them to @NYSenDems, using the hashtag #AlbanyEthics, or submit them on the facebook page www.facebook.com/NYSenDems, or e-mail them toNYSenDems@gmail.com.
As I’ve said many times, reforming Albany is a vital priority because a better state government will be more able to make a difference in the everyday lives of New Yorkers. In addition to ethics and independent redistricting, in the last few weeks of the session we must pass marriage equality, extended and expanded rent laws, and other important legislation. (Click here to watch a new video in which I join with colleagues to push for improved rent laws.)
I hope to see you around the neighborhood–and via Twitter, Facebook and livestream at the ethics forum tomorrow afternoon!
25th Senate District