2017 Democratic Rural Conference

The New York State Democratic Rural Conference will hold their 2017 Annual Conference on April 21 – 22, 2017, at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. The conference is open to any county committee member that joins the NYSDRC as an associate member for $10.00. Conference rate for rooms at this fabulously renovated venue should be ~$139 if booked by April 7, 2017. Those committee members interested can register for the conference at: http://www.nysdrc.org. (Originally the rate was through March 20, so you may see that date mentioned on some of the room reservation pages. But, if you continue on with the steps to reserve a room you should see the rate good through April 7.)

The Marriott has a parking garage at 100 Harrison Place. Rates are: $12 for valet DAY event parking, $5 for event DAY self-parking, $18 for overnight valet parking, and $15 for overnight self-parking.

2017 Spring Events

NIAGARA FALLS, MARCH 25, 2017: The Working Families Party and the Rural Caucus of the New York State Young Democrats are hosting “Keep Calm and Run for Local Office”, a training event for local candidates to be held at a location to be determined in Niagara Falls from 10:30AM until 3:30 PM. There is no charge for this event. Registration is required. Please register by using the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfdxqXaj-nG6XJyRqaza6w0BzNVl4QcUFiZGsnR-fR0RhWt_w/viewform

BATAVIA, APRIL 11, 2017: The Working Families Party and the GLOW Progressives are hosting a training event for anyone interested in running for office. The event will be held from 6:30-9:30 PM at the Richmond Memorial Library, Ross Street, Batavia NY. Please register by emailing Jeff Tress at glowprogressives@gmail.com.

SYRACUSE, APRIL 22, 2017: The Working Families Party and the Rural Caucus of the New York State Young Democrats are hosting a training event for anyone interested in running for office. The event will be held from 2:30-7:00 PM at a location to be determined in Syracuse immediately following the annual DRC Spring Conference. There is no charge for the event. Registration is required. Please register by using the following link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLxfMGdIBbTh35WXq6B0r68KYvIiAxaHd9xANHuyI1CfyzAw/viewform

WASHINGTON, DC, APRIL 29, 2017: The People’s Climate March: https://peoplesclimate.org/

Genesee Democrat 2017 Spring Mixer

The Genesee County Democratic Committee cordially invites you to their 2017 Spring Mixer. It will be held on March 30th 2017 from 7-10 PM at the Rochester Club West at Bohn’s, 5256 Clinton Street, Batavia, N.Y.

Join them for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Stay to hear “Presidential Indiscretions”, presented by Greg Kinal. Reserve your tickets with any Genesee County Committee Member or by emailing Erica O’Donnell, ebcassidy5908@gmail.com. Suggested Donation is $25. Make checks payable to Genesee County Democratic Committee. www.geneseedemocrats.net

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.

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.