Daniel Simon

Our guest is Daniel Simon, an active proponent of campaign finance reform and a member of NY LEAD, a bipartisan group of New York business, civic, and philanthropic leaders advocating for comprehensive election reform in New York State.

Some people and organizations support amending the Constitution to rectify the problems posed by the flood of money into our elections resulting from recent Supreme Court decisions. But the amendment approach is not without its own problems, and there are legislative and regulatory proposals involving public campaign financing and disclosure of political expenditures which do not seem to pose constitutional problems, and may diminish the role of big donors in politics while helping to restore trust in government.