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.
ATTENTION ALL 2019 DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES: our 2019 endorsement survey is now CLOSED for those seeking a 2019 Primary endorsement for June 25 Primary. If you are seeking an endorsement for the general election all endorsement requests with survey responses must be received by 11:59 pm on August 31. Click here to download our 2019 Endorsement Survey Questionnaire.
On Thursday, June 6 the members of the WNY Democrats for Progress met and endorsed 3 candidates for the June 25 Democratic Primary: Howard Johnson for the 1st Erie County Legislative District, April Baskin for the 2nd Erie County Legislative District and Lisa Chimera for the 3rd Erie County Legislative District. We ask all of our members who live in these districts to support our endorsed candidate. To learn more about each candidate click on their names below.
Howard Johnson for 1st District Legislator.
April Baskin for 2nd District Legislator.
Lisa Chimera for 3rd District Legislator.
The next meeting willbe held in July, the date and location to be determined.
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