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6 days ago

Making America Great Again 2.0 ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

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2 weeks ago

Notes from the January 17 ECDC meeting:Matt Castelli joined and thanked the committee for their efforts during his campaign. He won Essex County. Matt’s contemplating another run, but right now he’s trying to recover – and starting a healthier diet, not campaign burgers and beer. Comparatively, NY21 shifted the least to the right in 2022. NY Dems have a brand problem, we cannot cede crime, bail, and security issues to the right.-----Proposed Assembly District map moves all of Essex County into the 115th district, represented by Billy Jones (D) instead of Matt Simpson (R). Effectivity of the change is being discussed.-----2023’s campaign calendar is pending legislature approval. Election Day is November 7. Petitioning nominally begins February 28 resulting in April 6 being the turn-in deadline. That’s a religious holiday (Passover) so expect the dates to be slightly delayed.-----Jean Lapper joined, also thanking the committee and considering another run for State Senate in 2024. Jean learned a great deal from her campaign. I think she’ll be a much stronger candidate in 2024, so I really hope she chooses to run.-----We discussed a proposal to occasionally meet at local restaurants. The group was quite supportive. I like this idea and I think it may inspire newly arrived Dems to join.-----The ECDC voted to revise their website. I’m proud to say ours was considered to be exemplary and Marisol was selected to also be their designer. Congratulations, M!-----Next meeting is Feb 21… remember, you don’t have to be a delegate to attend!----- ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

At last night's (January 9) meeting we discussed the town offices expiring in 2023 - two council members and town justice in Jay, assessor, council member and supervisor in Wilmington. It's important to run Democratic candidates for as many offices as possible, so please pass the word to your friends to see if they are interested in running. Our committee will support them with mentors and hands-on help. We also received a thorough update on Jay's progress. Supervisor Stanley and Council Member Sauer provided details such as the $2M grant to restore two critical areas of the Au Sable River. Matt said Rep. Stefanik's office was highly responsive to his request for help to secure the grant. That's good news, but we shouldn't forget that Rep. Stefanik opposed the legislation that funded the grant.Our next meeting is February 13, probably with a guest speaker. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

From his 1am floor speech on Jan 7. ... See MoreSee Less
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