Election Law Committee Letter to Amy Loprest Regarding Proposed Independent Expenditure Rules


Stewart D. Aaron



Barbara Moses


Vice President

Lewis F. Tesser



Susan J. Walsh



Gail Donoghue


Immediate Past President

James B. Kobak, Jr

October 27, 2011




Hon. Amy M. Loprest 

Executive Director

New York City Campaign Finance Board 

40 Rector Street (7th fl)

New York, NY 10006


Re: Proposed Independent Expenditure Rules 


Dear Ms. Loprest:


At its regular meeting yesterday evening the Election Law Committee voted to send this letter to you regarding the “Proposed Independent Expenditure Rules for New York City Elections.”


The proposed rules raise significant concerns under the freedom of speech guarantees of the United States and New York State Constitutions for those engaging in independent political activity. The Committee urges that the Campaign Finance Board not adopt the proposed rules until there has been further discussion of these concerns.


The views expressed in this letter are those of the Election Law Committee and do not necessarily reflect those of the New York County Lawyers’ Association.


Sincerely yours.


Harry Kresky