Greene County Democratic Candidates

A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

On November 7next Tuesday, 48 fellow residents of Greene County have stepped up and run for office in many of your communities.

There is no level of government that has a more direct impact on your life.  So while we are angered and frustrated at the federal level and can’t wait to go after that Congressional seat in the 19th, we have 48 people depending on your vote on Tuesday and in return, you will have representation at the level of government with the most impact.  Seems pretty logical, right?

Sadly, we continue to underperform as a nation and in particular as a party in off year elections.  Please do everything you can in your town to turn out the vote in support of our candidates.  In the absence of leadership at the federal level, we find that state and local governments are even more critical to the foundation of our democracy.

Finally, if you won’t be in the county on Election Day, please make every effort to fill out an absentee ballot so that your vote is counted. And most importantly, a huge thank you to our candidates, led by Julian Schreibman for Supreme Court  and to every other candidate from the towns of Greene.  We’re proud of you.

Sincerely,

Doreen Parsley Davis
Chairwoman, Greene County Democratic Committee

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Find Your Voting Location

Find Your Town’s Sample Ballot

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GreeneDems.org 

See our calendar for absentee voter information, or contact:

Greene County Board of Elections:
411 Main St, PO Box 307, Catskill NY, 12414
T:518-719-3550 | F:518-719-3784
Contact: Casey McCarthy: cmccarthy@discovergreene.com
Dawn Metzler: dmetzler@discovergreene.com

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Absentee Voting Extended Hours

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Cairo Democrats Fresh Ham Dinner – Friday, 10/27/17

Cairo Democrats ~ Fresh Ham dinner with all the fixings

Friday,Oct. 27th at the RoundTop Firehouse

Take outs from 4:30. Sit downs from 5-7.

Cost is $17. Per person.

Chefs are the Kuevers.

Tickets…..Mary…622-2263 • Lew…719-5221 •  Terry…291-6110 • Linda….622-9491

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GCDC Annual Dinner 2017 • Special Guest ~ Sean Patrick Maloney of NY18!

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Public Meeting Regarding the Jail

There will be a meeting regarding the county jail on October 5th at 6pm at the Greene County building, enter in rear, room TBD

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Greene County Democratic Party Backs Palmateer for County Legislature Seat

Greene County Democratic Party Backs Palmateer for County Legislature Seat

Cairo, New York, September 14, 2017. – The Greene County Democratic Committee nominated Lee Palmateer to run on the Democratic ticket this November for the Town’s seat on the Greene County legislature, concurring with the recommendation and nomination by the Athens Democratic Committee.

Chairwomen Doreen Davis of the Greene County Democrats and Catherine Censor of the Athens committee said that both committees were thrilled to nominate such a highly qualified candidate whose skills and background allow him to contribute on a number of levels in the legislature. “Greene County is faced with a number of highly challenging issues and I can’t think of a better candidate equipped to make an immediate contribution than Lee Palmateer” said Davis.


The seat was left vacant by the passing a few weeks ago of then-sitting Legislator Gene Hatton; many members of both committees and Mr. Palmateer expressed their respect and admiration for Mr. Hatton. The winner of this fall’s election will serve the remainder of Mr. Hatton’s term, through 2018. An election will be held next November for the full three-year term following.

Mr. Palmateer was born and raised in Athens, and he and his wife Nancy of 30 years raised their three sons in Athens as well. He has been active in the community all his life and has held elected positions as a member of the Coxsackie-Athens School Board and most recently as the Athens Town Supervisor from 2010-2013. Mr. Palmateer currently runs his own law office in Albany focusing on intellectual property law and was a Mechanical Engineer for General Electric earlier in his career. He said that he is “honored to have his party’s support” and “will strive to be the type of representative that the people of Athens deserve and can be proud of.” “I am lucky and proud that I can call Athens and Greene County my home. I look forward to doing my part as we continue down our path to a bright future” he said.

Contact:
Doreen Davis
Phone: 267-218-6827
Email: doreendavis3@gmail.com

Lee Palmateer
Phone: 518-591-4636
Email: lee@palmateerlaw.com

https://www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/bloomer-palmateer-vie-hatton%E2%80%99s-legislature-seat

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GCDC Annual Dinner ~ October 20th

Buy tickets online!GCDC Save 2017 revise 9_7(1)

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September 12th

There are no Democratic primaries today in Greene County.

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Hunter ~ Meet the Town Candidates – September 11th

Town of Hunter Dems are having a ‘Meet the Town Candidates’ meeting on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 7 PM at the Village of Tannersville Hall, Main St (Rte 23A) and Park Lane (adjoining the Firehouse).
Please come and meet the 2017 candidates for all town offices – Supervisor – Daryl Legg; Council: Tony Coiro and Doug Senterman; Hiway Superintendent: John Farrell and Town Judge: Marysue Timpson.

Facebook Event – Click Here

 

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Congressional District 19 Candidate Forum Hosted by Citizen Action NY

 

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19th Congressional District Candidates 2018

CD19 Candidates: 

Brian Flynn – https://www.brianflynn.us/

Antonio Delgado – https://www.delgadoforcongress.com/

Jeff Beals – https://www.bealsforcongress.com/

David Clegg – https://www.facebook.com/pg/CleggforCongress/about/?ref=page_internal

Sue Sullivan – http://suesullivanforcongress.com/

Stephen Brisee – https://stevenbrisee.com/the-candidate/

Patrick Ryan – https://www.patryanforcongress.com/

Gareth Rhodes – https://www.garethrhodes.com/

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Candidate Campaign Training – Thursday, August 24th

Candidate Campaign Training, a ‘how to’ on managing a campaign and being a candidate taught by an experienced professional.

Thursday at 6:30pm at Gallagher’s on Main Street in Cairo

https://www.mapquest.com/us/new-york/business-cairo/gallaghers-banquet-290561978

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Durham Candidate Joanne Schindelheim Meet and Greet – Saturday, 8/26/17

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Mountain Top Progressives Host Congressional District 19 Candidate Forum

Video from the Mountain Top Progressives’ NY19 Candidates Forum in Greene County

https://www.facebook.com/CleggforCongress/videos/461971717521135/

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NY-19 Candidate Forum Hosted by Citizen Action of the Hudson Valley – 8/23/17

“8 Candidates have decided to stand up to run for Congress in 2018. This amount of competition should have John Faso scared to keep voting against his constituents.

Citizen Action of New York is excited to offer an opportunity to ask questions of Democratic Primary candidates, and listen for who among them has a vision for our community that is about people’s priorities, not the priorities of the super rich and righ wing agenda.

We have confirmed Jeff Beals, Steven Brisee, David Clegg, Antonio Delgado, Brian Flynn, Gareth Rhodes, Pat Ryan, and Sue Sullivan.

**No matter who runs in 2018, our work must be to build civic engagement and power in our communities through canvassing, and developing block captains.”
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Mountaintop Progressives is hosting a CD19 Candidate Forum – Tuesday, 8/22/17

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will host a Town Hall in Troy on Wednesday, August 9th ~ Doors at 4:15 ~ Event from 5 to 6:30pm

CAPITAL REGION TOWN HALL
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will host a Town Hall in Troy on Wednesday, August 9th ~

She’ll give brief remarks, then take your questions about everything from health care to the economy.

Staff will also be on hand to answer questions you might have about how the Senator’s office can assist constituents. This is the perfect chance to raise your voice on the issues you care about.

All are welcome to come. You can RSVP ahead of time below or you can same-day RSVP at the event, but space is limited.

Details:
Hudson Valley Community College
McDonough Sports Complex – Gymnasium
80 Vandenburgh Avenue
Troy, NY 12180

Doors open at 4:15pm, event starts at 5:00pm and ends at 6:30pm. First come, first seated.

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Cairo Democrats BBQ at Angelo Canna Town Park – August 17th – 4:30 to 6:30pm

Cairo Democrats are sponsoring a Chicken Barbeque on Thursday, August 17th from 4:30 to 6:30….at Angelo Canna Park. Chicken, baked potato, veggie, dessert ,roll and butter..
All for only $12.00! Tickets available from Terry…291-6110; Linda…622-9491. Or Mary…622-2263.

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Congressional District 19 Candidate Forum – Tuesday, August 22nd – 6:30pm

Mountain Top Progressives Presents ~

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An Expert Panel on how the AHCA could affect Health Care in New York State – Hudson, June 26, 2017

What does the AHCA mean for NY State? How did the ACA (Obamacare) help NY State?

An Expert Panel on how the AHCA could affect Health Care in New York State ~ “The House of Representatives recently passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) – a bill that, if passed, will leave 2.7 million New Yorkers without health insurance and will roll back protections for women, children and anyone with preexisting conditions. The AHCA would include $7 billion in cuts from New York’s healthcare system – effectively eliminating the Essential Plan, devastating our hospitals, and forcing major staffing cuts during a time when we need more, not less, doctors and nurses.”

Recordings from presentation available here on WGXC (slides and timing on recording below) ~ https://wavefarm.org/wgxc/newsroom/kp2ns4

Please sign: https://www.governor.ny.gov/content/fight-quality-health-care-0

Thank You.

http://www.twcnews.com/nys/capital-region/news/2017/06/26/ny-medicaid-director–right-now-is-the-time-to-fight.html

Recording details:
Intro and thanks, Hudson Hall Rep

2:15 – Jason Helgerson, State Medicare Director

4:30 – Panel Introduction : Slide 3

6:36 –   : Slide 4 (missing – waiting for copy)

7:24 – Stakes are extremely high

8:19 – A Few Facts about the ACA / Obamacare : Slide 5

9:15 – ACA Cut Premiums in Half for New Yorkers : Slide 6

10:15 – ACA Tax Credits : Slide 7 (and see Slide 15)

10:40 – Essential Plan : Slide 8

11:35 – Enrollment in Private Coverage 660% increase, almost one million people benefited : Slide 9

12:21 – Employer Provided Insurance affected, coverage for children to age 26, protections for pre-existing conditions : slide 10

13:50 – AHCA – If you lose insurance, you would be prohibited access to health insurance benefits for 6 months – to artificially drive down perceived premium fees, allow insurance companies avoid catastrophic expenses if you buy it

14:40 – AHCA – Annual or lifetime limits prohibited : slide 11 (missing – waiting for copy)
– Devastating repercussions for New York – All for the wealthiest to get a tax break : Slide 12

15:10 – #1 Cause of Bankruptcy from inability to pay medical bills, ACA fixed this, this will be normal practice with AHCA

16:15 – 1/6th of our population lives will be changed for worse due to AHCA

16:50 – why? Tax cuts for the rich, less to do with health care than their tax cutting agenda

17:15 – AHCA more cost effective for anyone?  Yes, young and healthy, pay less in premiums and higher deductibles (means you pay more money), charge pre-existing condition, elderly and women

18:26 – ACA built on premise that we share the burden, community, collective societal responsibility, healthy contribute to care of sick, not with the AHCA – with AHCA you are on your own, who cares about the sick

19:00 – AHCA Covers Fewer Benefits : Slide 14

20:00 – AHCA – Tax Credits, in reality Insurance would be less affordable for many : Slide 15 (hypothetical scenarios)

22:10 – AHCA – Medicaid cuts total over $7 billion cumulatively over the next four years : Slide 16

21:44 – Medicaid Important Revenue Source for Health Care Industry, Medicaid is the largest revenue source for Health Care Providers in NY State.  Medicare is the 2nd largest, before you get to the Insurance Industry

22:55 – Health Care Providers living on narrow margins, Health Care Access could be threatened, and/or pay more property taxes

23:40 – Right Now – 1 in 3 covered in NY State by Medicaid are Children, 71% of NY State Nursing Home Residents are covered by Medicaid : Slide 17

24:02 – Right Now – 52% of baby deliveries in NY State are covered by Medicaid, 40% of ER, Clinic Visits, Outpatient Surgeries in NY State are covered by Medicaid : Slide 18

24:25 – AHCA – Prevention and Public Health Fund Eliminated : Slide 19

24:57 – AHCA – Impact on Planned Parenthood Health Care Provider : Slide 20

26:12 – Opiod Crisis – $2 Billion in funding in AHCA not nearly enough – substance abuse disorder treatment, insurance companies could once again opt out : Slide 21

28:11 – What Can We Do? – Sign Petition – https://www.governor.ny.gov/content/fight-quality-health-care-0 : Slide 23

29:30 – We can stop this Act from becoming Law

29:40 – Call Faso now!

31:00 – Panelists give their perspectives and then Questions from the Audience

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