Former New York State Senate candidate and Ithaca resident Leslie Danks Burke’s clean government organization, Trailblazers PAC, has called on a non-profit that has held a number of forums in Ithaca and other communities around the state to disclose its finances.
In a press release Thursday, Danks Burke called on Reclaim NY, a government advocacy group backed by Republican megadonor Robert Mercer, to release a list of its expenditures between 2013 and 2016, citing transparency concerns about “dark money.”
The release asserts the Mercer Family Foundation provided more than half of Reclaim NY’s $2 million in revenue from 2013-2016, according to public records. Reclaim NY’s Executive Director Brandon Muir, according to a WNYC report cited by Trailblazers, “refused to say what Reclaim’s budget is now or who else is funding operations.”
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