Welcome to the official site of UPAC —

the political action committee for Unshackle Upstate. UPAC is a completely nonpartisan vehicle through which you change the way Albany does business. We're committed to returning New York to fiscal responsibility, making it more accountable to the taxpayers and more business friendly so our Upstate communities can thrive again.

To that end, UPAC is dedicated to supporting candidates, challengers and incumbents, who support those goals. Over the past few years, it has become crystal clear that many of our State Senators and Members of Assembly aren't acting in our best interests or the best interests of Upstate New York.

The bottom line is that while organized labor and New York City based liberals have become powerful political juggernauts, New York's taxpayers and employers have failed to organize, energize and mobilize. Now more than ever, UPAC is determined to unify and amplify the voices of those who feel they are not being heard by those elected to represent them.

Unshackle Upstate and UPAC led the charge to elect reform-minded candidates in 2010 that resulted in New York’s historic property tax cap. In 2012, we were on the frontlines of the battle for control of the New York State Senate. This year we must double-down to identify and support candidates who will defend and advocate for the interests and values of Upstate taxpayers and business owners.

Signs of the Times

The November elections are critical to the future of our state – unless we send a strong message to Albany, the status quo will continue to mean a high cost of living, fewer jobs and more out-migration of our state’s most precious assets – its youth. It's time that we fight back. It's time to hold New York State government accountable to us…the taxpayers.

If you share our vision for a better New York, join today. By financially supporting our mission to remove tax-and-spend politicians, you will help us take back our government and make New York a place in which we're proud to live and work – for generations to come.