March 2017 Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the Orleans County Democratic Committee will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM. (There will be no meeting in February.) Please contact a committee member for more information if you are a Democrat that is interested in attending. We welcome you to get involved!

The page on Committee Meetings has information about our meetings.

Our Local Democratic Party Needs You

The fall 2016 election may be over, but the work of your local Democratic Party continues. And to enable us to have more races go our way, we will need the help of more people like you!

Your Orleans County Democratic Committee performs a number of tasks to help voters have a choice come election day. We help gather petition signatures for candidates who wish to run for office. We hold events to both share information and to fundraise, enabling us to support campaigns. We help to register new voters. We have a presence at community events. We buy yard signs for candidates, ask our neighbors if they want one, and take signs down after the election. We work elections to help out voters on election day. A lot of this work isn’t hard, but we can always use more people to help out. Whether you have a few hours a month to spare or just a few hours a year – you can make a big difference.

Though we can use the help of everyone in Orleans County, we have fewer members from towns on the west and east sides of the county. This past election has shown that we can’t afford to let our presence be weak in any rural area. So, if you would like to support your local Democratic Party please consider contacting us at info@orleansdemocrats.com to get involved. You can also contact anyone on the Committees or Officers pages to find out more. We are stronger together!

Feel free to also send us an email even if you would just like to be added to our mailing list for upcoming events.

Democrats Serving New York in 2017

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo outlines his plans for a stronger, better New York in his 2017 State of the State. Proposals include options for Tuition-Free College, Affordable Child Care, Reducing the Costs of Local Government, Buying American, Prescription Drug Affordability, Modernizing the Voting System, Ride Sharing, and much more.

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman serves as the guardian of the legal rights of the citizens of New York. His web site has information on Proposed Voting Reforms, Tips to Avoid Getting Scammed,  Homeowner Protections, Legal Actions, Initiatives, and Resources for the people of New York.

January 2017 Training Events

The New York State Democratic Rural Conference has provided information on two training events that will be taking place in the very near future.

1. The Democratic Women of the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes is sponsoring a “Candidate and Supporter” training workshop in Corning on January 14 from 1:00-6:00 PM. It will take place at the Corning Radisson Hotel, 125 Dennison Parkway East, Corning, NY, 14830. The conference registration cost is $30 per person with a special discount being offered for new and returning members of DWSTFL. It will feature presentations and curriculum from Leslie Danks-Burke, Marci Daniels and Denise King. Register at http://www.DemWomenSTFL.com. The DRC is a co-sponsor of this event.

2. The New York State Working Families Party, The Rural Caucus of the New York State Young Democrats, the Cortland County Democratic Committee and the St. Lawrence County Democratic Committee are sponsoring a candidate training workshop to recruit, train, and elect the next generation of progressive leaders. The “Running to Win” workshop will be held from 11:30AM until 6:30PM on Saturday, January 21 (the day immediately following Inauguration Day) at the Cortland County Democratic Committee Headquarters, 129 Port Watson Street, Cortland, NY 13045. There will be an optional preliminary training session held the night before at the same location. Organizers are also working to develop a social function to coincide with this training event that will be held in Cortland. The professional staff of the Working Families Party will offer the training that has been based on the highly regarded Wellstone Training Program. There is no cost for this training workshop but attendees will be responsible for the cost of their lunch. For more information, please email: Jesse Lenney at Jlenney@workingfamilies.org, Jason Clark at jasonclark2001@msn.com or Paolo Cremidis at paolocremidid@gmail.com. The DRC is not a cosponsor of this event.

Monroe Holiday Party & Toy Drive

The New York State Democratic Committee and Monroe County Democratic Committee

invite you and your guests to a
Holiday Party & Toy Drive
Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Complimentary admission with your generous donation of a new, unopened toy.

Swiftwater Brewing Company
378 Mt. Hope Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

Please register your attendance to: info@monroedemocrats.com or call (585) 232-2410

2016 Holiday Party and Toy Drive Host Committee
(in formation)

December 2016 Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the Orleans County Democratic Committee will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Hoag Library in Albion. Please contact a committee member for more information if you are a Democrat that is interested in attending. We welcome you to get involved!

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo: Standing up for you

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Dear Friend,

The state of New York has a proud legacy as the progressive capital of the nation, and that is more important today than ever before.

As New Yorkers, we have fundamentally different philosophies than what Donald Trump laid out in his campaign.

So let me be absolutely clear: If anyone feels that they are under attack, I want them to know that the state of New York – the state that has the Statue of Liberty in its harbor – is their refuge.

Whether you are gay or straight, Muslim or Christian, rich or poor, black or white or brown, we respect all people in the state of New York.

It’s the very core of what we believe and who we are. But it’s not just what we say, we passed laws that reflect it, and we will continue to do so, no matter what happens nationally. We won’t allow a federal government that attacks immigrants to do so in our state.

We are a state of immigrants.

We are the state that raised the minimum wage to $15.

We are the state that passed Paid Family Leave.

We are the state that passed marriage equality.

We are New York, and we will stand up for you.  And on that, I will never compromise.

Count on it.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo