2018 Winter Forum Report

We would like to thank everyone who turned out last night for our 2018 Winter Educational Forum!

And a special thanks goes to Patrick Jordan, President of NYS Young Democrats, who came up from New York City to speak at our forum. Take a moment to visit their website at nysyd.org to find out more about their work. We are looking to support them in establishing a chapter in Orleans County, so send an email to info@orleansdemocrats.com if you are a young Democrat who would like to get involved!


The New York State Young Democrats are the official youth arm of the New York State Democratic Committee. The New York State Young Democrats represent young democrats between the ages of 16-36 living in all of New York’s 62 counties. Members of the organization strive to make a positive difference in the community by working within the political process and upholding the principles of the Democratic Party. The membership base reflects the broad diversity of New York and the party, including high school students, college students, young workers, professionals and families.

Along with Patrick, Jim Renfrew moderated a panel of Kenny Capurso, Andrea Newman, and Mark Steffenilla (Genesee County Young Democrats) through a range of topics and audience questions.

And we were grateful to have in attendance 4 of the 5 announced Democratic candidates in the NY-27 congressional race: Joan Elizabeth Seamans, Nick Stankevich, Sean Bunny, and Tom Casey

It was an excellent opportunity to visit with the candidates and find out more about their positions. Keep an eye on our website, where we will keep a running list updated with candidate events throughout the spring.

2018 Democratic Village of Albion Caucus

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of Section 6-108 of the New York State Election Law, that a Democratic Party Caucus for the Village of Albion, County of Orleans, State of New York, will be held at the Curtis Meeting Room of The Hoag Library, 134 South Main St, Albion, NY on January 29th, 2018 at the hour of 7:00 PM.

The purpose of this caucus shall be to make party nominations of candidates for village offices and also for candidates to fill vacancies in village offices to be elected at the March 20th, 2018 Village Election. All duly enrolled members of the Democratic Party of the Village of Albion are eligible to participate and vote.

Please plan to arrive between 6:20 at 6:50 PM. This will allow enough time to confirm voter eligibility against enrollment lists, sign participants in, and enable us to start the caucus promptly at 7:00 PM.  

Sandra E. Walter
Village Chairman

Governor Cuomo Outlines FY 2019 Budget

For Immediate Release: 1/16/2018 GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO

GOVERNOR CUOMO OUTLINES FY 2019 BUDGET: REALIZING THE PROMISE OF PROGRESSIVE GOVERNMENT

FY 2019 Executive Budget Protects Taxpayers from Washington’s Devastating Federal Attack, Invests in the Middle Class and Maintains Fiscal Discipline By Holding Spending Growth Below 2 Percent

First-in-the-Nation Plan to Fight the Federal Tax Assault and Close Carried Interest Loophole

Makes Smart Investments in New York’s Future to Create Jobs, Safeguard the Environment, Protect the Health of Our Communities and Rebuild our Infrastructure for the 21st Century

Continues State’s Historic Investment in Education and Protects New Yorkers from Targeted Federal Attack on Healthcare

Read more about the proposed budget…

Winter 2018 Educational Forum

Please join us on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM for a Forum on “Young Democrats”, to be held in the Curtis Room of the Hoag Library, 134 South Main Street, Albion, NY 14411. Our featured speaker will be Patrick Jordan, President of NYS Young Democrats. We will also have a local panel from both Orleans and Genesee Counties.

Who are we? How did we get here? What do we need to be doing? Come, join the conversation. Questions? Please call Jim at (585) 813-2934.

2018 Young Democrats Forum

Council on Women and Girls Forum

Please join Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul at Governor Cuomo’s Council on Women and Girls Regional Empowerment Forum. The goal is to develop an empowerment action plan for the Finger Lakes region.

The forum is being held on Thursday, January 25, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM at Monroe Community College, Room: Monroe B, 1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623. Park in lot N.

Those who would like to attend should RSVP to: Kaleigh.Benedict@exec.ny.gov

No offshore drilling off New York’s waters

Sharing a message from our Governor …

Dear Fellow New Yorker,

As Governor, it is my duty to protect our state’s coast from environmental threats. The latest threat doesn’t come from Mother Nature but from Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Department of the Interior, under the Trump administration, recently proposed permitting offshore oil and gas drilling in the waters off the country’s coasts, including New York.

Please join me in telling Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke: No offshore drilling off New York’s coast.

Yesterday, we learned that Secretary Zinke gave Florida an exemption from this offshore drilling decision after a bipartisan outcry. In his statement, Mr. Zinke said he would “take into consideration the local and state voice.”

If Florida gets an exemption, then New York should too.

Our beautiful coastline is crucial to this state’s economy. It supports nearly 350,000 jobs and generates billions of dollars through tourism, fishing and other industries. The risk of an oil spill is unacceptable.

Sign the petition and say no to offshore drilling in New York now.

Protecting our environment for future generations is the right thing to do. Let’s send a loud message to Washington that New Yorkers are united against offshore drilling in our own backyard. We too demand an exemption.

Ever Upward,

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

February 2018 Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the Orleans County Democratic Committee will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM. 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.

January 2018 Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the Orleans County Democratic Committee will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 7:00 PM. 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.

Village of Albion Election Candidate Meeting

On Tuesday, March 20, 2018 the Village of Albion will hold an election for Mayor and 2 Trustees, all for 4 year terms. Contact Sandy Walter at (585) 589-9058 if you are interested in running. A vetting meeting for candidates will be held on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Kirby room of the Hoag Library. We hope to see you there!