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UPDATED: Buffalo residents to call on Grisanti to support publicly financed elections

by jmaloni

Press release UPDATED at 11 a.m.

Thu, May 2nd 2013 09:00 am

"A Cup of Coffee for Democracy" to highlight minimal cost of public financing

Residents of Buffalo will call on State Sen. Mark Grisanti to bring "real democracy" to New York by supporting publicly financed elections. At "A Cup of Coffee for Democracy," residents will march to Grisanti's office with empty coffee cups to show how public financing will cost merely $2 per New Yorker a year, or less than the price of a single cup of coffee.

The Fair Elections for New York campaign continues to build grassroots support to restore New York's democratic integrity. It says that, by passing publicly financed elections, New York state lawmakers can empower ordinary voters to take back their democracy and create a more responsive and accountable state government.

WHO:Buffalo residents and Fair Elections advocates.

WHAT:"A Cup of Coffee for Democracy," demonstrating the minimal cost of publicly financed elections.

WHEN (UPDATED TIME): Noon until 5 p.m., Thursday, May 2

WHERE (UPDATED LOCATION): District Office of State Sen. Mark Grisanti, 65 Court St., Buffalo.

For more information, visit www.fairelectionsny.org.

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