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Democracy Matters

The Iona Chapter of Democracy Matters is particularly committed to meaningful campaign finance reform to insure that all Americans, regardless of wealth, have an audible voice in our political system and that viable political candidates are not discouraged from running because they do not have sufficient access to wealth.

The goals of Democracy Matters are to inform the general student body and the broader New Rochelle community about the downfalls of the current campaign finance system and how to rectify them.

We plan to achieve these goals through educational campaigns and events, leading rallies, and talking to students, civic organizations and others about bettering our democracy.


Democracy Matters is a non-partisan, non-profit, national organization that strives to reinvigorate and further democratize our American political system. As members of Democracy Matters, we strive to make politicians more accountable to the people by getting big money out of politics.

Day: Tuesdays
Time: Noon
Location: Doorley Hall, Room 113
Meetings are open to all interested students

Interested in joining? Inquire at the Political Science Department

Executive Board

  • President: Kyle Sperra
  • Vice President: Matthew Moreira
  • Recruitment Chair: Michael Coppola
  • Recording Secretary: Jason Fermin
  • Community Service Chair: EMPTY
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Robert Lacey, Political Science Department
  • General Members: Approximately 20 general members

Past Events and Future Ideas

  • Constitution Day
  • Week of the Peacemaker
  • Lobby Day
  • Earth Day
  • Voter Registration Drives

 National Organization

Visit Democracy Matters National online.