Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Citizens Union Dick Dadey to NYC Charter Revision Commission: Yes to Nonpartisan Top Two
Dick Dadey, executive director of Citizens Union, NYC's premiere government watchdog, testifies before Charter Revision Commission at PS 58 - Space Shuttle Columbia School in Staten Island, Monday, August 8, 2010. Average voter turnout in NYC special elections, which are nonpartisan, over past 10 years have been 57% greater than the average assembly race. When voters are given a choice rather than a foregone conclusion, they turn out. Urge the Commission to reach a little higher, aim further.