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Petition to allow citizens to speak at regular Delaware County (NY) Board of Supervisor Meeting

Listen To Us: Petition to allow citizens to speak at regular Delaware County (NY) Board of Supervisor Meeting

The Delaware County New York Board of Supervisors does not let the public speak at its board meetings. We, the undersigned, request that the Supervisors remedy this situation by granting the public `Privilege of the Floor` and allow citizens to speak and voice their concerns at regular board meetings.

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Top state Democrats lay out plan to reunite Senate

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Former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, now the executive director of Win (Women In Need), meets the press after the mayoral debate on Oct.10, 2017.

 (JEFFERSON SIEGEL/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, November 27, 2017, 7:33 PM

ALBANY — Four top state Democrats on Monday put out a plan for reunification of the fractured Senate Democrats.

The letter was sent to members of the mainline Senate Democrats and a group of eight breakaway Dems currently aligned in a majority leadership coalition with the Republicans.

The letter laid out terms of a potential deal to reunify the two sides who have been apart since 2011.

And it warns that if the breakaway Dems do not accept the terms, the state Democratic party controlled by Gov. Cuomo will back primaries against them.

And if the mainline Dems don’t, the state party and others will publicly call for a change in their leadership.

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19 Congressional Candidate Forum, The Contenders

From Bard Center for Civic Engagement

Join us for The Contenders Congressional Candidate Forum held at Bard College's Olin Hall on December 1st. We will have the opportunity to meet all six Democratic candidates running for Congress in NY's 19th District. Learn how they compare on the most significant issues of our time, through both prepared and audience questions.

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Delaware County Party Affiliations

Data from Delaware County Board of Elections

BLK = No affiliation

CON = Conservative

DEM = Democrat

IND = Independence

REP = Republican

 

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By Village/Town

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Summary of Delaware County Election Results (UNOFFICIAL)

PROPOSAL NUMBER ONE, A QUESTION (Vote for 1)

 

YES

1,153

*NO

8,688

   

PROPOSAL NUMBER TWO, AN AMENDMENT (Vote for 1)

 

*YES

7,408

NO

2,346

   

PROPOSAL NUMBER THREE, AN AMENDMENT (Vote for 1)

 

*YES

5,376

NO

4,267

 

Following is a summary of the contested races.

 

ANDES RACES

 

MEMBER OF COUNCIL (Vote for 2)

 

*R. Dale Cole (DEM, MW)

253

*Ritchie L. Gabriel (REP)

314

John A. Ciccone (DEM, NCP)

125

James V. Lepore Jr. (REP)

73

William Duke (MSP)

173

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Every twenty years New Yorkers have a chance to convene a state Constitutional Convention, or “Con Con” as it’s known in political circles. This is one of those years, and the Delaware County Democratic Committee joins a vast nonpartisan coalition in urging a NO vote on the issue this November.

While those in favor of a convention say it’s a rare chance to enact provisions that lawmakers have been unwilling or unable to legislate, there’s a far greater chance that existing provisions and protections will be weakened or removed. These include a woman’s right to choose, the right to collective bargaining, public pension benefits, anti-discrimination laws, environmental protections and other guarantees currently under assault by well-financed extremist groups from both inside and outside the state.

If voters approve Con Con this November, next year a total of 204 delegates will be elected statewide—3 from each of the 63 senatorial districts, and 15 at-large. These same extremist groups are expected to spend huge sums of money to elect those delegates (historically, sitting lawmakers and career politicians) who can be counted on to further their agenda.

While voters would have the final say on any proposed changes to the constitution, a convention in today’s political climate promises to be contentious, polarizing, costly to taxpayers, and not worth the risk. Don’t be conned by Con Con. Vote NO on a Constitutional Convention this November 7.

NYS Absentee Ballots

Absentees have arrived and will be mailed today to anyone who has submitted an application.

We have sample ballots available in our office. They should be up on our website (www.co.delaware.ny.us/departments/elec) by Friday.

 

Paula Schermerhorn

Democratic Deputy Commissioner

Delaware County Board of Elections

607-832-5321 General Calls

607-832-5483 Direct line

Tri-County Women's Coalition

Activist Events: Otsego/Congressional District 19 –Week 35 October 2-9 
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THIS WEEK GUNS, GUNS, GUNS –go to TO DO LIST below

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