Welcome to the Greene County Democratic Party website. We are all very proud to be Democrats, members of the oldest political party in the country, and are working every day to turn Greene County blue.
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The common thread of Democratic history, from Thomas Jefferson to Barack Obama, has been an abiding faith in the judgment of hardworking American families, and a commitment to helping the excluded, the disenfranchised, and the poor, strengthen our nation by earning themselves a piece of the American Dream. Democrats understand the value of hard work, education, and opportunity. Democrats are working hard to bring more people into the economic mainstream, to improve our public schools, to protect our homeland, to make quality health care accessible, and to keep our air and water clean. And it’s not just elected officials who are fighting for these enduring values — it’s committed citizens in communities across New York and America.
Join us and become a part of this important and exciting movement.
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Want to record your Town meetings and have them aired on WGXC? Come and learn how to record them! We are looking to air as many meetings as possible. See you on Thursday… (please RSVP to Jess@wgxc.org)
Audio Recording Workshop • Jan. 9, 2014: 6:30 p.m.
Do you want to learn how to use your smart phone or a digital recorder to capture the sounds around you? Town meetings, interviews, field recordings and more – all of these are the building blocks of radio! Join this free workshop and learn how to use these tools, what to record, and how to get the audio on WGXC 90.7-FM (and beyond). No experience is necessary to join. To R.S.V.P. or for more information, please email Jess [at] WGXC [dot] org. Attendance will be limited and first come first serve. A workshop on producing raw audio using Audacity will happen the following Thursday, on January 16th at 6:30.
WGXC Hudson studio
704 Columbia St., floor 2
Hudson, NY 12534
We hope you all had a fabulous holiday season! And we wish you a very happy and prosperous 2014!! We look forward to seeing you on the campaign trail this year.
Click this link to WGXC for all audio recordings of the meetings.
The New York State Public Service Commission held one of three information meetings, Wed., Dec. 11, on the proposed Alternating Current (AC) Transmission Upgrade Proceeding in Albany. Approximately 25 people attended the meeting, including Assembly members Pete Lopez and Didi Barrett, Roger Downs from the Sierra Club, officials from Athens, Claverack and Livingston, along with residents of Columbia, Dutchess and Greene counties, where several different AC power line projects are pending. The event was moderated by Jim Denn, PSC Director of Public Affairs. The two-hour meeting covered a variety of issues including, details on why these projects are happening now, safety and security concerns, property values and real estate, the route of the lines, eminent domain and the costs and benefits of the projects. Diana Barney, PSC Utility Supervisor, explained that DC power does not help relieve the congestion of power going downstate. PLAY (1:38). For more information go to www.dps.ny.gov and enter case number 13-E-0488 for the Alternating Current Transmission Upgrade Proceeding. (ED Note: Sebren is a member of the Athens Citizens Development Committee.)
– Sam Sebren
Thank you to everyone who came to the Holiday Party and donated gifts for those in need. What a great turn out, and it was a lot of fun too!
We delivered the toys/gift cards to Community Action on Monday, an impressive contribution!
Special thanks to Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk and Sean Eldridge, 19th Congressional District Candidate, and the Governor’s rep, Mark Streb, for their attendance.
Happy Holidays!! We’ll see you in 2014!
The mountain of gifts! And you can’t see all those gift cards that were part of the pile as well.
Our special guests,19th Congressional District Candidate Sean Eldridge, and Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk.
Gifts delivered today to Community Action of Greene County! And donation made to the Angel Fund for Seniors via Greene County gov. Thanks all, couldn’t do it without you!
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Join Us On Friday Night!
Friday, December 13th • 5 – 7 pm
at Doubles II
188 Water Street
Please RSVP to our Holiday Party Evite by clicking here • (no need to RSVP if you replied earlier)
Join us for some Holiday FUN! No fundraising, just a moment to gather and remember a wild year in politics!
Invite your friends, invite your neighbors. $10 each • snacks • cash bar
Bring along a toy or gift card for a youngster or a teen in need. We’re working with Community Action of Greene County and the Greene County Department of Human Services to help old and young alike this holiday season.
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Hope to see you there!
Questions? Contact Doreen Parsley Davis – email@example.com - 518-678-0317
Mail Contributions to:
Greene County Democratic Committee
c/o Doreen Parsley Davis – County Chair
PO Box 590
Palenville, NY 12463
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A big thank you to all our candidates who ran in Greene County races.
We won in some towns but sadly lost a few important races across the county. There are some races that may still have a chance when absentee ballots are opened and we’ll await those counts. Absentees have until 11/12 to arrive.
The Daily Mail has all the results
The numbers for ‘off’ years held with some improvements but we’ve got a lot of work to do.
Thanks again for those who stepped up, we appreciate your willingness to run and congratulations to those who were victors.
We’ll do some numbers ‘crunching’ when the results are certified and share during our January meeting.
Statement from Sean Eldridge, candidate for Congress in New York’s 19th district, following the House vote to shutdown the government. Congressman Chris Gibson voted with Republican members of the House in favor of a government shutdown this evening.
“The consequences of gridlock and brinkmanship by Congressman Gibson and his fellow House Republicans are now very real. Congressman Gibson fell in lockstep with radical Republicans in the House by voting to ensure a government shutdown that will harm our economy and middle class families across our region. Hundreds of thousands of government employees will go without a paycheck — while Congressman Gibson and other members of Congress will still receive theirs — and important services including Head Start programs and loans for mortgages and small businesses will grind to a halt.
“Instead of focusing on common sense solutions to grow our economy and create jobs, Congressman Gibson and House Republicans are playing political games with our economy and middle class families. New Yorkers deserve better.”
Details of Sean’s biography and his positions on the issues most important to voters in New York’s 19th Congressional District, can be found at www.seaneldridge.com.
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A Message From The Chair • Doreen Parsley Davis
Looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday evening.
We are thrilled to have 3 very special guests; Senator Tkaczyk, candidate for the US Congressional District 19 Sean Eldridge and our NYS Supreme Court candidate Rich McNally.