The WNY Democrats for Progress is an organization dedicated to advancing a 21st Century Progressive Agenda for the Buffalo-Niagara Region by electing good Democratic candidates through the use of innovative modern means combined with proven grassroots methods of the past.
Our membership includes elected officials, Democratic activists and campaign consultants with a proven track record of being able to deliver victories in important and difficult races. Current Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, Lancaster Town Clerk Diane Terranova, and Amherst Town Council members Shawn Lavin and our former president Mike Szuakala are founding members.
The Western New York Democrats for Progress will support Democratic candidates who:
- Have Strong Leadership Skills
- Support Progressive Ideals
Are Dedicated to Our Community
- Embrace New Ways of Campaigning
- Have New Ideas, Not Just an Ideology
The Western New York Democrats for Progress will not just assist candidates with traditional volunteer and grassroots efforts (though we do that too), but will go beyond that by offering candidates we support the best tools of today to compete effectively in a 21st Century campaign.
On January 29, 2020, the WNY Democrats for Progress held a democratic presidential candidate forum with representatives from the Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang campaigns. Shame on the others who did not attend (you know who you are)!!
Thanks to all who attended and we will hold another forum after the New Hampshire Primary and as we get closer to the NY Primary.
Due to the Covid-19 Outbreak all in-person meetings will be cancelled for the time being. Please follow our Facebook and Twitters page for the latest information from the group: WNY Democrats for Progress on Facebook and WNY Democrats for Progress on Twitter.
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