FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING AND HEARING OF
THE NEW YORK CITY CAMPAIGN FINANCE BOARD

February 11, 2014 The New York City Campaign Finance Board will hold its next public meeting at 9:30 AM on Thursday, February 13, in the OATH Conference Room E, on the 6th Floor, at 40 Rector Street in Lower Manhattan (between Washington and West Streets), New York, NY 10006.

The CFB's post-election hearing will commence immediately afterwards at 10AM. To evaluate the impact of its work, the Board seeks feedback from candidates, members of the public, elected officials, and civic organizations following each citywide election. Information discussed at the hearing will provide a basis for the CFB's comprehensive Post-Election Report, to be published in September 2014.

To RSVP to the hearing or sign up to testify, members of the public may email press@nyccfb.info by Tuesday, February 11. Please indicate whether you plan to testify.

Members of the press who want to cover the hearing should email press@nyccfb.info. 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 include time for general testimony from members of the public.

The meeting and hearing will be streamed live at www.nyccfb.info/live starting at 9:30 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: Dick Dadey, Executive Director, Citizens Union
Michael Malbin, Executive Director, Campaign Finance Institute
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
Noon Public Testimony
1:00 PM Break
2:00 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
3:00 PM Bringing Independent Spending Out of the Dark
  Moderator: Eric Friedman, Director of External Affairs, NYC CFB
  Panelists: Josh Gold, Political Director, New York Hotel Trades Council
Brad Lander, City Council Member (CD #39)
Gene Russianoff, Senior Attorney, New York Public Interest Research Group
4:00 PM Public Testimony
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