Vote November 2nd, 2021 from 6:00am to 9:00pm Community Center, 11 School Ln, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912 Early Voting, October 23 – 31, 2021 Lake Placid Beach House, 31 Parkside Drive, Lake Placid NY 2021 EARLY VOTING SCHEDULE: Saturday, October 23:(9:00am-2:00pm) Sunday, October 24:(9:00am-2:00pm) Monday, October 25:(12:00pm-8:00pm) Tuesday, October 26:(9:00am-5:00pm) Wednesday, October 27:(12:00pm-8:00pm) Thursday,…

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Last Night’s Meeting

Lighter than normal turnout for last night’s meeting but we still had about a dozen attendees, including candidates and new attendees (Kathy Connelly and Ed Harstead, Dems from Jay). Here are some highlights while I’m thinking of it. Two guest candidates from Jay introduced themselves and took questions. Carol Greenley Hackel, Republican candidate for Town…

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Political Courage


Our August 9 meeting was at the country’s oldest theme park – Santa’s Workshop in Wilmington NY. We had a good turnout for Assembly Member Matt Simpson’s visit, which ran 1.5 hours – as with most of our meetings, over time and we still had plenty to talk about. I didn’t vote for him, but…

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July, Already


Our July meeting at the Acres pavilion featured three candidates: Tom Matszewski, Independent candidate for Jay Town Clerk, plus Democrats Matt Stanley, candidate for Jay Town Supervisor, and Knut Sauer, candidate for Jay Town Council. Tom introduced himself and answered questions from us. His campaign Facebook page is here. Matt and Knut updated us on…

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Welcome JWDC Delegate to the Essex County DC

Marie-Anne Azar Ward

Marie-Anne Azar Ward lives in Jay and considered herself apolitical until the last administration. She was spurred to register as a Democrat and recently joined the Jay/Wilmington Democratic committee. As a first generation American child of Lebanese immigrants, Marie-Anne values a true democracy. With a BA in English from St. Michael’s College in Vermont, she…

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Join me in Welcoming Our New VP Eliana Godoy!


Eliana is the Director of Advancement at Literacy Inc. In this role, she is responsible for leading the organization’s advocacy, communications and development efforts to end the literacy crisis in New York City. Passionate about supporting families and children affected by systemic poverty, Eliana brings years of experience in program design, evaluation, cultural organizing, and…

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2020 Election Analyses

Wally Walters prepared these three papers analyzing the local election results. We are using them at the town and county levels to inform the strategy for future campaigns and the party’s rural messaging. I am encouraged by the Democratic candidate performance in Jay and Wilmington. There’s work to do in Essex County, notably in Moriah…

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Postcard Funding Notice

Recently the Jay Democratic Committee conducted a postcard mailing to certain registered voters in the Town of Jay. Upon an internal review of this mailing, it was found the mailing did not contain the required disclosure per New York State Election Law, Chapter 454 of the Laws of 2019.   We regret this error and…

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How to Connect with the Biden-Harris Campaign

The campaign hosted a NY Zoom meeting yesterday. The big takeaway was: if you want to defeat the incumbent president, don’t waste time arguing on social media, or even with friends. Divert that energy into a coordinated strategy. What can you do? Sign up for phone banking, text banking and postcarding here:https://newyorkforbiden2020.com/#signup

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