IN CD19 WE STAND TOGETHER IN POSITIVE UNIFYING VISIONS
FOR OUR FUTURE
May 29, 2018
Today, the Democratic activist groups and Democratic leaders listed below stand with Democratic candidates Dave Clegg, Erin Collier, Antonio Delgado, Brian Flynn, Gareth Rhodes and Pat Ryan, who have all committed to running positive campaigns and to stand together against negative attacks from outside groups. Voters in New York’s 19th Congressional District must be able to choose from positive, unifying visions for the future of the Hudson Valley, Catskills, Southern Tier and Capital Region. Signing on to this agreement ensures that the candidate who emerges from the highly qualified Democratic field will be in the strongest possible position to accomplish our shared, singular goal of defeating John Faso. We are calling on all of the NY-19 Democratic candidates to publicly support this agreement.
We know that Democrats win when we stand together to share our positive vision for the country. We must all be united in the shared goal of defeating John Faso. This is truly the most important election of our lifetimes, and Democrats must commit now more than ever to standing unified and empowered against attempts to divide us. Attacking fellow Democrats with Trumpian tactics plays right into Republican hands.
Over the past year, the candidates have run positive campaigns based on our shared values. We commend the candidates for their positivity and camaraderie. Negative attacks by candidates or by outside groups are likely to lead to additional negative attacks from all directions as candidates fight back to protect themselves. This would change the entire tenor of the Primary and weaken the Democratic nominee against John Faso. Therefore, we ask all candidates, and their supporters, to make sure that this spirit of positivity continues through the remaining weeks before the Primary election.
DEMOCRATIC ACTIVISTS GROUPS
Working Families Party
Columbia County Democratic Committee
Delaware County Democratic Committee
Hudson Valley Strong
Indivisible NY CD 19
Indivisible The Fight is On
Listen to Us, John Faso
Livingston Democratic Committee
Move Forward New York
Schoharie Blue Streak
Washington Democratic Committee
Mike Hein, Ulster County Executive
County Chairs --
Frank Cardinale, Chair, Ulster County Democratic Committee
Doreen Davis, Chair, Greene County Democratic Committee
Kathleen Hayek, Chair, Delaware County Democratic Committee and NYS Democratic Committeewoman
Keith Kanaga, Chair, Columbia County Democratic Committee
Kim Muller, Chair, Otsego County Democratic Committee
Donna Schick, Chair, Sullivan County Democratic Committee, and NYS Democratic Committeewoman
Dan Ahouse, former Chief of Staff to Congressman Maurice Hinchey
Zach Feuer, Founder, Listen to Us, John Faso
Michelle and Ilene Hinchey
Pam Kline, Chair, Livingston Democratic Committee, and Chair, CCDC State and National Committee
Joan Mandle, Executive Director, Democracy Matters
Cynthia Reichman, Voter Outreach Director, Germantown Democratic Organization
Beth Soto, Pawling Democratic Committee Member
Richard Sternberg, Cooperstown Trustee, NYS Democratic Committee
Joyce St. George, State Senate Candidate
Pat Courtney Strong, State Senate Candidate
In case you missed it, see the full video recording of NY CD-19 Debate, featuring all of the candidates, sponsored by the Delaware County Democratic Committee!
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In case you missed it, see Pay Ryan at the Meet and Greet video recording of April 7th, 2018, sponsored by Forward Friday Presents.
For more information on the candidates running for NY CD-19, visit our Candidates page!
From Judy Garrison
Democratic Commissioner of Elections for Delaware County, NY
I'm enthusiastic at the prospect of seeing New York join the 37 states that already provide access for early voters, especially now that the proposed legislation offers a minimal cost adaptation for low population counties like ours. To those who fear this will erode our rural tradition of voting locally on election day: that tradition is here to stay. To those who suggest the current option of the absentee ballot: that choice offers an early vote only to those swearing they will be out of the county or who are physically unable to come to the polls, not to those who anticipate a personal or work-related barrier on election day.
Governor Cuomo's has set aside $7 million for his Democracy Agenda - a bold set of reforms to ensure elections remain free and transparent and to modernize New York's antiquated voting system. You can sign a petition in support of early voting here: