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!!Special SDCDC meeting!!

The Seneca County Democratic Committee will host a special meeting to meet and hear from two new Democratic Candidates for State offices. Matt Miller will be opposing Brian Kolb for NYS Assembly person from the 131 State Assembly District. This includes the towns of Seneca Falls, Waterloo, Fayette, Varick, Junius and Tyre. Shauna O’Toole will be opposing Pam Helming for NYS Senate District 54 which includes all of Seneca County.

The meeting will be Thursday January 30, 7:00 pm at the Seneca Falls Recreation Center, 35 Water Street, Seneca Falls NY 13148

Our SCDC meetings are open to all and everyone is welcome so please spread the word

SCDC hosts 2020 Democratic Candidate Forum

 

The Seneca County Democratic Committee will host a meeting on January 16, 7-9pm at the Lodi Fire Hall, 8557 S. Main Street Lodi NY 14860. 23rd Democratic Congressional candidates, Tracy Mitrano and Dr Scott Noren, will both be present to discuss their vision for winning the seat held by Congressman Tom Reed. Each candidate will have a 15 minute presentation  after which we will then open the floor for questions. 

All our SCDC meetings are open and all are welcome so feel free to spread the word and bring friends. If there is any SCDC business and if there is time we will convene  a business meeting following the Candidates Forum

Women’s March: This Year It’s a Full Weekend Festival

                    

Get the dates on your calendar! January 17-19.

The Women March in Seneca Falls, the January rally in Seneca Falls in support of equal rights has become an annual event that draws hundreds of people—men as well as women—from the region, and this month in its fourth year the event will bloom into a full weekend of festivities.

The festival opens Friday, January 17, 2:00 p.m. at the New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center with a Feminist Marketplace held at both the center and the Auburn  Public Theater. At 5:30 p.m. the official opening ceremony and gathering reception at the Heritage Center will be led by Diane Shenandoah, Haudenosaunee Faith Keeper. Later that evening, Holly Near will perform.

On Saturday, January 18, the fourth annual rally and march in Seneca Falls convening at Trinity Park for a ceremony led by Coline Jenkins, the great-great granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. 

Sunday’s events will take place at the First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls and will include the unveiling of a statue of the 1920s activist Alice Paul and a “An Epic Conversation with Activists,” a panel presentation and participant discussion.

Further details on the weekend’s events, how to attend, and who to contact are available at the festival’s website:www.womenmarchsenecafalls.com

Join the Seneca Falls Democratic Committee on Saturday January 18 for the 4th Annual Rally and March beginning at Trinity Park in Seneca Falls at 12:30 pm. We’ll be marching  under the banner “Seneca County Democrats.

The Women March in Seneca Falls is a non-partisan, grassroots group working to end systematic racism and sexism; and seeks gender parity in elected office; environmental justice and equal pay; an end to violence against women; support for LGBTQIA, immigrant and disability rights; passing the proposed ERA; and advocating for reproductive rights and self-sovereignty for all women.

Tracy Mitrano Campaign to host Health Care Town Halls

The Tracy Mitrano Campaign will be hosting a series of Health Care Town Halls across the district later this month. All are welcome to attend. The dates are as follows;

Dunkirk - 01/20/2019
Jamestown - 01/21/2019
Olean - 01/22/2019
Corning - 01/23/2019
Geneva -  01/24/2019

For details please visit the Tracy Mitrano Campaign's Facebook page.

Breakfast with the Grinch

Breakfast with the Grinch

The Grinch, Dr. Seuss’s grumpy green grabber who stole Christmas from the Whos, was eventually transformed by kindness. Last month the rehabilitated Grinch made an appearance at the Fayette Fire Department the morning of December 21. What, you may ask, could have possibly brought the Grinch so far from Whoville? 

Pancakes and a passel of kids! “Breakfast with the Grinch” was a holiday event sponsored by the Seneca County Democratic Committee and led by Charles Brady and Melissa Brown. Hundreds of pancakes with young people to serve. Quarts and quarts of maple syrup. Sausages by the score  and—of course—the Grinch himself. Large as life and fuzzy as fantasy, the Grinch wore a permanent smile and offered a hug for kids brave enough to stand next to him for a photo op.

Congratulations to Charles (with the Grinch in the photo) and Melissa and thanks to the Fayette Fire Department. “Breakfast with the Grinch” was a most successful, feel-good-taste-good event!

As a certain grumpy green guy headed out the door for Whoville and a well-deserved nap, he muttered aloud he might like to come back. Then he was gone. And what to their wondering eyes did the committee perceive? Eight hundred green ones he decided to leave!

We would like to thank everyone that came to our Breakfast with the Grinch event. Special that go to our Grinches (you know who you are...).

Have a look at some more photos from this event on the Events Page

Impeachment Support Rally at Reed's Office in Geneva

In solidarity with the evening rallies going on around the country in support of IMPEACHMENT, there will be a rally in front of Rep. Reed’s Geneva office on 433 Exchange St., on Tuesday, December 17th from 11:00am to 1:00pm. There will be no speakers so bring signs and bear witness.  

Breakfast with the GRINCH!

If you would like to download the flyer to print and post it yourself you can get it here:

Mark Sinkiewicz prevails as Seneca County DA

After the counting of the absentee ballots, Mark Sinciewicz retains his lead and with that will become the next Seneca County District Attorney!

Congratulations Mark, it is well deserved.

Early Voting Has Ended.

Earlier today, for the first time in our states history, early voting has come of an end. We wish to thank all of the poll workers in Seneca County and across the State of New York for making this first execution of early voting a success. For those that did not choose to vote early, please take the time to head to the polls this Tuesday, November 5th and exercise your right to vote.

Sinkiewicz’s Edge: Experience

Lifelong Democrat and Acting District Attorney Mark Sinkiewicz has been running a very active race for Seneca County district attorney. He faces two opponents seeking the same office, John Nabinger, running on the Republican and Conservative lines, and Christopher Folk, who is holding down ballot positions for the Working Families, Libertarian, and Sam parties.

What will give Mark an edge at the polls on November 5 is his experience in the county prosecutor’s office, and he hopes county Dems will keep this point in mind when they talk to friends and neighbors. He has been an assistant district attorney for 7 years, First Assistant District Attorney for 9 years, and since January of this year he has served as Acting District Attorney. No other candidate has this depth of prosecutorial experience—or the endorsement of the New York State Troopers Investigative Association.

Another asset Mark will bring to the district attorney role is his history in the Seneca County community, where he is a familiar presence. In addition to his years of work in the north end Mark has lived in the south end for 20 years and has been engaged in community activities there. He has served on school board, has been active in Lions Club, and has played a formative role in musical life South Seneca. What this means, he says, is that “when I go into court I know who and what I am protecting. If you’re new in town you can’t claim that.”

Circle November 5 on your calendar. Punch in a reminder on your phone, and get to the polls to give Mark your vote!

Remember early voting is from October 26th to November 3rd at the Board of Elections in Waterloo

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