Category: Press Releases

  • Statement: Good on Mayor de Blasio for Standing up Against Council’s Attack on Term Limits

    Reclaim New York Initiative offered the following statement applauding Mayor de Blasio for standing up against the City Council’s self-interested push to weaken term limits, further the group launched an Action Alert urging citizens to tell their councilmembers to vote ‘no’ on any proposal to extend term limits: “The City Council’s self-interested proposal to weaken […]

  • Statement on Passage of Suffolk County Budget

    Reclaim New York Initiative offered the following statement on the Suffolk County Legislature’s passage of a new 2018 county budget. At a press conference earlier today, the group called on the Suffolk County Legislature to remove fees that illegally generate massive revenue from the budget (which they failed to do): “Suffolk County legislators refuse to […]

  • Reclaim New York Initiative Press Conference Remarks, Suffolk County Legislature, November 8, 2017

    Reclaim New York Initiative press conference remarks, Suffolk County Legislature, November 8, 2017: Mike Armstrong: Thank you all for coming out today. My name is Mike Armstrong, and I am Director of Field Operations for Reclaim New York Initiative. That’s Reclaim New York Initiative. We are a non-partisan, non-profit, 501-c-4 advocacy organization. We work with […]

  • Statement: Hempstead “Ethics Reform” Is A Farce that Fails to Deliver Best Measures Possible

    Reclaim New York Initiative offered the following statement in response to votes today by the Hempstead Town Board that defeated eight amendments that would have greatly improved the Supervisor’s ethics reform proposal, and final passage of an ethics reform measure: “It has taken decades for new ethics reform to be considered in Hempstead. Shamefully, a […]

  • Cuomo Bridge Outrage: Residents Strongly Disapprove of Renaming, Hidden Toll Hike Information

    Media advisory: Reclaim New York Initiative executive director Brandon Muir, and Regional Director Dom Cocchiara are available to comment following the Governor’s event opening the new Tappan Zee bridge today. The following statement can be attributed to Brandon Muir: “It’s absurd for the Governor to be bragging about opening the new Tappan Zee bridge, when […]

  • New Poll Shows Nearly 80 Percent Disapprove of Governor, Legislature Cutting Backroom Deal to Rename Tappan Zee Bridge After Mario Cuomo

      54 Percent of Rockland and Westchester Residents Disapprove of Renaming Bridge After Former Governor 80 Percent Feel Westchester and Rockland Residents Should Have Had a Role in Naming Bridge that Joins Their Two Counties (New York, NY) – The rush to name the New Tappan Zee Bridge after the Governor’s father has left a […]

  • Action Alert: Tell Albany to Come Clean on Tappan Zee Bridge Cost

    Albany legislators rushed a backroom deal to slap Governor Cuomo’s father’s name on the Tappan Zee Bridge. New poll results show New Yorkers in the Hudson Valley are disgusted by this late-night scheme that misused a provision in the State Constitution reserved for emergencies to ram through the bridge naming. It’s no wonder when it […]

  • De Blasio Playing Chicken with Futures of Thousands of NYC Students

    Reclaim New York Initiative executive director Brandon Muir provided the following statement in response to Mayor de Blasio’s rally for Mayoral control of public schools today:  “Mayor de Blasio is playing chicken with the futures of 48,000-plus students waiting for a shot at a better education through charter schools. Parents should be appalled. “It’s a […]

  • Senate Must Stand Strong Against Single-Payer Healthcare Takeover, Urges Reclaim New York Initiative

    Group Blasts IDC, Valesky, for Pushing Most Reckless Bill in History of New York (New York, NY) — With single-payer healthcare, “Medicare for All” legislation just one vote from the 32 required for a majority in the Senate, Reclaim New York Initiative is urging Senate leadership, and all Senators to stand strong against a bill […]

  • Reclaim New York Initiative Applauds Senate Passage of Bill to Reimburse Legal Fees in Freedom of Information Law Suits

    Reclaim New York Initiative Executive Director Brandon Muir cheered the Senate’s overwhelming passage of Senate Bill S2392-Awhich would provide for attorney’s fees to be reimbursed when a petitioner wins a Freedom of Information Law case: “This legislation is a big step forward for transparency in our state, and helps empower citizens to hold government accountable. We applaud […]