We love New York and believe that informed and engaged citizens are the only solution to the continuing decline of the Empire State. Reclaim New York’s dedicated staff has been a powerful voice in defense of taxpayers, fighting for fiscal transparency, a more accountable government and a more affordable state. Together we have exposed corruption, waste, and failed policies that make New York the highest taxed state and one of the most inhospitable to business. Additionally, Reclaim staff has trained members of the public to better understand their government and to be citizen advocates for open, fair, and responsive government.
Reclaim New York believes strongly that our state is facing a multitude of significant challenges that makes our central mission all the more crucial, at the same time that state and local government are being profligate in supporting unsustainable programs. Given the scale of the challenges, and our own commitment to fiscal responsibility, we are reevaluating Reclaim’s role in the engagement of citizens and our staff in holding government accountable. To that end, we have determined to pause daily programming and to reduce our workforce. We intend to migrate to more of a web based operation rather than a fully staffed field operation.
Reclaim New York’s supporters, staff and the Board have a great deal to be proud of – from spotlighting government corruption, to pushing for county-level legislation reining in spending, to mobilizing against congestion pricing, and exposing local town and school budgets for informed citizen review. Together we have worked hard to make the Empire State a better place to live and to grow our families. Indeed, a place where our children can stay and raise their families, buy a home, and sustain a decent standard of living.
As we go through this period of re-evaluation we thank our dedicated employees who fought for each and every one of you, bringing light where there was none, and empowering New Yorker’s to carry the torch forward. We wish them the best as they pursue a future in New York made brighter by their hard work, as we chart our new path to holding government accountable to the people who placed their trust in their elected leaders.
Stay tuned for new developments on our website.
The Board of Reclaim New York
We love New York, but our politicians won’t police themselves. Albany politicians believe that government knows best and their friends come first. They’re robbing us of our families, our finances, and our future. Their belief in the politics of envy will be the death of New York. Somebody must stop this socialist slide, protect the taxpayer, and fight for the basic freedoms that made New York the Empire State. That somebody is Reclaim and the battle has begun. We envision a freer New York made prosperous and competitive by improving public policy, nurturing civic engagement, and strengthening state and local government accountability.
As of the most recent census, there are 19,378,102 residents of New York State. Although we may not root for the same sports teams, or agree with one another on statewide issues or policies, we all recognize that we each have a distinct voice, and that our voice deserves to be heard. To that end, we here at Reclaim New York are proud to announce the launch of The Voice of New York, a feature we are starting to help every New Yorker voice their opinion on the important issues facing our state.