Campaign Finance Board reschedules post-election hearing

January 28, 2014 The New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) will hold its post-election hearing on Thursday, February 13 at 10:00 AM at 40 Rector Street, on the 6th Floor, in OATH Conference Room E in Lower Manhattan. (The hearing was postponed from its original date on January 22 due to inclement weather.)

To RSVP to the hearing or sign up to testify, members of the public may email [email protected] by Tuesday, February 11. Please indicate whether you plan to testify.

Members of the press who want to cover the hearing should email [email protected] Please include your name, media organization, and whether you will be bringing a camera.

The morning and afternoon sessions of the hearing will each feature two panel discussions with invited speakers. There will be an opportunity for questions and comments from the public following each panel. Each session will end with time for general testimony from members of the public.

The hearing will be streamed live at www.nyccfb.info/live starting at 10:00 AM on February 13.

Hearing agenda:

10:00 AM NYC’s Small-Dollar Matching Program: Strengths and Challenges
Moderator: Amy Loprest, Executive Director, NYC CFB
Panelists: Michael Malbin, Executive Director, Campaign Finance Institute
Spencer Overton, Professor, George Washington University Law School (invited)
Eric Ulrich, City Council Member (CD #32) (invited)
11:00 AM Voter Education & Engagement: Reaching All New Yorkers
Moderator: Onida Coward Mayers, Director of Voter Assistance, NYC CFB
Panelists: Sal Albanese, Candidate for Mayor
David Pollock, Associate Executive Director and Director, Government Relations and Security, Jewish Community Relations Council
Letitia James, Public Advocate for the City of New York (invited)
Noon Public Testimony
1:00 PM Break
2:00 PM Bringing Independent Spending Out of the Dark
Moderator: Eric Friedman, Director of External Affairs, NYC CFB
Panelists: Robert Cornegy, City Council Member (CD #36) (invited)
Josh Gold, Political Director, New York Hotel Trades Council (invited)
Brad Lander, City Council Member (CD #39) (invited)
3:00 PM Improving Fundraising and Disclosure through Technology
Moderator: Art Chang, Chair, CFB Voter Assistance Advisory Committee
Panelists: Gale Brewer, Borough President, Manhattan
Ben Kallos, City Council Member (CD #5)
John Kaehny, Executive Director, Reinvent Albany
Reshma Saujani, Candidate for Public Advocate
4:00 PM Public Testimony

The CFB is required by law to evaluate the impact of its work after each citywide election. As part of its review, the Board seeks feedback from candidates, members of the public, elected officials, and civic organizations. Information discussed at the post-election hearing will provide a basis for the CFB’s comprehensive Post-Election Report, to be published in September 2014.