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 member Shawn Lavin 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.
The WNY Democrats for Progress congratulate the following candidates we endorsed who were elected to office during ths past election season:
Kathy Hochul for New York Lt. Governor;
Karen McMahon for the NYS Assembly in the 146th District and
Sue Maxwell Barnes for Erie County Court Judge
We also thank the following candidates we endorsed who ran great races but unfortunately came up short in their bids for election:
Nate McMurray for Congress;
Angela Marinucci for Clerk;
Luke Wochensky for Assembly
Carima El-Behairy for Senate
No matter whether they won or lost we were proud to endorse each of these candidates and work hard towards their elections. Our members made more than 6,000 phone calls, walked and knocked on more than 2,000 doors, and talked to thousands of voters. That is what we do for the candidates we support.
NEXT GENERAL MEETING
On Thursday, January 17th, 2019 the WNY Democrats for Progress will hold its first meeting if 2019 at 7:00 PM at Amherst Democratic Headquarters, 3364 Sheridan Drive (in the plaza at the corner of Sheridan Drive and Sweet Home Road next to Crunch Fitness
We need you there and you need to be there! We can celebrate our victories and learn from our losses in 2018 as we prepare for the upcoming year. We will also accept nominations for president, vice presidents, treasurer and secretary for the 2019 calendar year.
This is also the time to plan for the November 2019 Elections. There will be races for County Executive, County Legislature and various town races and due to new NY law candidtes must declare soon and petitioning will begin by the end of February.
That is what the members of the WNY Democrats for Progress do every year: support progressive candidates at all levels of government.
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