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“I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would be also free.”
12/01/2021

“I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would be also free.”

“I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would be also free.”

Chag Sameach to all celebrating Hanukkah and this season of renewal and hope.
11/30/2021

Chag Sameach to all celebrating Hanukkah and this season of renewal and hope.

Chag Sameach to all celebrating Hanukkah and this season of renewal and hope.

“Brian Higgins always works in the best interest of our region and his new plans for our waterfront is another example o...
11/29/2021
Letter: Congressman’s plans bring more waterfront renewal

“Brian Higgins always works in the best interest of our region and his new plans for our waterfront is another example of his good works.”

Congressman Brian Higgins sparked waterfront development in Buffalo a decade ago by going after the New York Power Authority and federal dollars to actually do what others only talked about.

Celebrate with our friends of the Amherst NY Democratic Committee next Tuesday!
11/29/2021

Celebrate with our friends of the Amherst NY Democratic Committee next Tuesday!

Celebrate with our friends of the Amherst NY Democratic Committee next Tuesday!

“...don't believe politicians who are trying to portray Biden's investment agenda as somehow irresponsible and radical. ...
11/26/2021
Spending as if the future matters

“...don't believe politicians who are trying to portray Biden's investment agenda as somehow irresponsible and radical. It's highly responsible, and it's an attempt to restore the all-American idea that government should help create a better future.”

FOR centuries, America has invested taxpayer money in its future. Public funds built physical infrastructure, from the Erie Canal to the interstate highway system. We invested in human capital, too: universal education came to the United States early, and America basically invented modern public sec...

11/25/2021
“Justice Troutman has a brilliant legal mind, a fair-minded judicial philosophy, sterling qualifications, and a commitme...
11/24/2021
Troutman, a Buffalo judge, named to state Court of Appeals

“Justice Troutman has a brilliant legal mind, a fair-minded judicial philosophy, sterling qualifications, and a commitment to equal justice that guides her approach from the bench. I am confident she will serve with distinction on the New York State Court of Appeals.” - Gov. Kathy Hochul

Shirley Troutman, a Western New York judge for more than three decades, has been appointed by Gov. Kathy Hochul to a vacancy on New York's highest court – the Court

Today, the county chairs of all eight counties which comprise the 8th Judicial District of the State of New York sent th...
11/23/2021

Today, the county chairs of all eight counties which comprise the 8th Judicial District of the State of New York sent the following letter to office of Gov. Kathy Hochul urging her to appoint the Hon. Shirley Troutman to the NYS Court of Appeals in light of the retirement of the Hon. Eugene Fahey.

Today, the county chairs of all eight counties which comprise the 8th Judicial District of the State of New York sent the following letter to office of Gov. Kathy Hochul urging her to appoint the Hon. Shirley Troutman to the NYS Court of Appeals in light of the retirement of the Hon. Eugene Fahey.

“Kathy Hochul...has a very high favorability early on across the board with a ‘get stuff done/can do’ brand that is earn...
11/22/2021
Hochul dominates gubernatorial field in early poll

“Kathy Hochul...has a very high favorability early on across the board with a ‘get stuff done/can do’ brand that is earning this upstate pol downstate plaudits.”

Two politicians included in the poll — Cuomo and de Blasio — have the unenviable distinction of negative reviews outweighing positive ones.

Our deepest condolences to our friend and former Chair, Len Lenihan, and all those touched by Kathy’s passing.
11/22/2021
Kathleen J. LENIHAN Obituary (2021) Buffalo News

Our deepest condolences to our friend and former Chair, Len Lenihan, and all those touched by Kathy’s passing.

View Kathleen J. LENIHAN's obituary, send flowers and sign the guestbook.

Sign up to help Kathy Hochul today!
11/21/2021
Sign up to help Kathy Hochul today!

Sign up to help Kathy Hochul today!

WNY's Favorite Daughter Kathy Hochul has made history as the first woman to be Governor of New York- and one of the first from upstate NY in far too long. Sign up to volunteer today and help us show Kathy her hometown has her back!

"With the passage of the Build Back Better Act, we, this Democratic Congress, are taking our place in the long and honor...
11/19/2021
House passes roughly $2 trillion spending package that would expand social benefits and fight climate change

"With the passage of the Build Back Better Act, we, this Democratic Congress, are taking our place in the long and honorable heritage of our democracy with legislation that will be the pillar of health and financial security in America.”

The measure adopted Friday amounts to a dramatic re-envisioning of the role of government in Americans’ daily lives. It sets aside in some cases historic sums to aid workers, families and businesses, seeking to rewire the very fabric of an economy still recovering from the financial devastation wr...

Join us and County Executive Mark Poloncarz for his annual holiday party on November 30!
11/19/2021
I just gave to Mark Poloncarz!

Join us and County Executive Mark Poloncarz for his annual holiday party on November 30!

Join us! Contribute today.

Gov. Hochul: Anyone who deems themselves at high risk should get a booster
11/18/2021
Gov. Hochul: Anyone who deems themselves at high risk should get a booster

Gov. Hochul: Anyone who deems themselves at high risk should get a booster

Any New Yorker who considers themselves to be high risk for COVID - particularly those who live in high-transmission areas - should get their booster shots. That was the message from Gov. Kathy Hocul Tuesday. She spoke in Buffalo one day after leaders in Erie and Monroe counties warned of a fourth C...

Cap off a great 2021 for the Amherst NY Democratic Committee on December 7!
11/17/2021

Cap off a great 2021 for the Amherst NY Democratic Committee on December 7!

Cap off a great 2021 for the Amherst NY Democratic Committee on December 7!

Congratulations to John Gilmour for Erie County Legislator!
11/17/2021

Congratulations to John Gilmour for Erie County Legislator!

I am proud to to say that the absentee ballots went in our favor today. I am so thankful for everyone who came out to vote for me in South Buffalo, Hamburg, Lackawanna, and Blasdell. I sincerely appreciate all of your support. I look forward to continuing to work hard to serve all of the people in my District, and to work together with the new Hamburg Supervisor Randy Hoak and his wonderful team! Thank you all!

11/16/2021

Congratulations to Legislator John Gilmour whose reelection affirms our County Legislature majority - together with County Executive Mark Poloncarz, they will continue to lead a county that is growing for the first time in a half-century, and moving forward all the time! 2021 continues to be a strong year for The Erie County Democratic Committee!

Great news for Amherst Town Councilmember Jacqui Berger, who will win reelection to another term!Jacqui is part of a gre...
11/16/2021
Absentee ballots give Jacqualine Berger come-from-behind win in Amherst Town Board race

Great news for Amherst Town Councilmember Jacqui Berger, who will win reelection to another term!

Jacqui is part of a great leadership team in Amherst, and we are proud to stand with her as she continues outstanding service to our community and our party.

Berger, who had been trailing Republican Ray Herman by 181 votes on election night, ended up with a 609 vote edge over Herman after the absentee ballots were counted.

Photos from Rep. Brian Higgins's post
11/16/2021

Photos from Rep. Brian Higgins's post

Be there tomorrow to support Sean Ryan for State Senate!
11/15/2021

Be there tomorrow to support Sean Ryan for State Senate!

ICYMI - Senator Ryan's reception at Waxlight has been rescheduled for November 16th.

Please email [email protected] with any questions. We look forward to seeing you then!

- Team Ryan

The issue isn’t Gov. Hochul’s leadership on Covid-19. It’s whether Republicans, from Washington to WNY, will stop enabli...
11/15/2021
Covid rates are climbing upstate. What is Hochul doing about it?

The issue isn’t Gov. Hochul’s leadership on Covid-19.

It’s whether Republicans, from Washington to WNY, will stop enabling misinformation about vaccines and generally politicizing the most urgent public health challenge in modern times.

In contrast to Cuomo, Hochul has made clear from the start that local government experts would be in the driver’s seat for many Covid response decisions.

Come out Tuesday in support of Sean Ryan for State Senate, and use the link below to support great leadership for WNY in...
11/14/2021

Come out Tuesday in support of Sean Ryan for State Senate, and use the link below to support great leadership for WNY in Albany!

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/waxlight

ICYMI - Senator Ryan's reception at Waxlight has been rescheduled for November 16th.

Please email [email protected] with any questions. We look forward to seeing you then!

- Team Ryan

“From congressional offices to community meeting rooms, threats of violence are becoming commonplace among a significant...
11/13/2021
Menace, as a political tool, enters the Republican mainstream

“From congressional offices to community meeting rooms, threats of violence are becoming commonplace among a significant segment of the Republican Party.”

From congressional offices to community meeting rooms, threats of violence are becoming commonplace among a significant segment of the Republican Party. Historians and those who study democracy say the GOP is mainstreaming menace as a political tool.

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Hey, I want to vote but where can I find Dem candidates' statements about their positions on the issues?
I've been trying to get some information on applying for positions with the board of elections. I am currently a poll inspector and would like to take on more responsibilities and apply for other positions. I haven't been able to get a straight answer from any of the employees in those roles. I keep hearing that it's mandatory to volunteer with your organization to be allowed to apply for those positions. Is this true? Can you shed some light on this situation? I want to further my career with the board of elections
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I'm getting questions about emergency absentee ballots from individuals who found themselves hospitalized, but want to vote. How should I direct them?
My friend Cindy wrote this editorial.It deserves to be read far beyond our little corner of Upstate NY. #JoeBiden reached out and came to visit #NY27 in 2018, long before he was a candidate for President. He understood and cared, and still does. #WeKnowJoe and that's why #Nate and the rest of us have Joe's back. Excited to be #earlyvoting today!💙🌊🗽🇺🇸👍 🇺🇸 Vote Joe Biden For President 2020! 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 Vote Nate McMurray for Congress 🇺🇸 Lockport Union-Sun & Journal MAILBAG: McMurray, Biden are best choices for workers in WNY Oct 23, 2020 The last line of defense against the incredible power of corporate America are trade-unions that fight for the working class. Union endorsement, a “seal of approval,” conveys a lot about values and intentions of political candidates regarding the issues that most affect working people like: social security, Medicare, good/fair wages. Joe Biden and Nate McMurray are strong voices for labor and will defend workers, fight for healthcare for all and to mitigate the disastrous effects of climate change. Trump and career politicians like Nate’s opponent Chris Jacobs have shown they aim to do the opposite. Trump’s tax cut and regulation changes heavily favor corporations, not workers. Jacobs, a multimillionaire, a big business guy, out of touch with the middle class, has aligned himself 100% with Trump and against working families. Here are examples of Jacobs votes that do not serve the interests of regular people like us. He voted against the USPS; against reinstating extended unemployment benefits and state and local funding to keep local taxes down; against pay raises for enlisted military; against parental legal power in cases of racial discrimination in schools; against expansion of energy grants to rural electricity cooperatives; and against against saving tax dollars by funding National Parks with fees from mining companies! Nate McMurray’s long list of union endorsements are listed on his website. They include: AFSCME NY Council 66, American Federation of Government Employees, American Federation of Teachers, American Postal Workers Union, Buffalo AFL-CIO, Buffalo Building and Construction Trades Council, Buffalo Teachers Federation, Communications Workers of America, IUPAT District Council 4, International Association of Machinists, National Association of Letter Carriers, Niagara County Building and Construction Trades Council, NYS AFL-CIO, NYS Nurses Association, New York State United Teachers, United Food and Commercial Workers, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, SEIU 1199, United Auto Workers and WNY AFL-CIO. Jacobs works for himself and his political career, not the constituents of NY-27. McMurray will do neither and has proven that in his position as town supervisor of Grand Island, where his first act was to impose term limits on his own political office. People are onto the self-described Trump sycophant Jacobs, who has only two union endorsements: National Federation of Independent Business and New York State Troopers PBA. McMurray is the endorsed candidate of Labor for good reason. Like Biden, he comes from humble working-class beginnings, he understands our needs. Both have strong plans for job growth, so desperately needed in ours, the worst job market in the US. Jacobs was a New York state senator for years. Ask yourself why he hasn’t improved our job market in NY-27 in all that time. McMurray will defend us and bring jobs to the region in this continued struggle. Vote for Nate McMurray and Joe Biden for working families who always comprise the backbone of a vibrant economy — one we so desperately need to build in Western New York. CINDY FLEISCHER, Mendon
How do I get a Biden Harris yard sign? I left a message at HQ a couple days ago and no one called me back.
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Where can I get Harris-Biden yard signs and bumper stickers?
can i get a Biden / Harris sign placed in my front yard.