This week, government-reform watchdogs Reclaim New York hit the 100,000 follower mark on Facebook, a milestone in the group’s public exposure-level.

The organization’s social media presence has grown exponentially in 2016 after its 2015 launch. Reclaim boasts of now having more Facebook support than the official accounts of Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, and major state legislative leaders, among others.

“This is a big moment for everyone who’s tired of their government ignoring the demands of the people, just to do favors for narrow special interests,” said Reclaim New York Executive Director Brandon Muir. “We’ll continue to grow this powerful, passionate voice, making it heard from Village Hall to the Governor’s office.”

Muir concluded, “We’re driving a more active and direct conversation between New Yorkers and public officials. Online interaction is key to creating a more transparent future where public information is easily accessible, and pulled out of the shadows by consistent citizen-driven oversight.”

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