SSDC Candidate Questionnaire now available

For those who have decided to seek endorsement as a democratic candidate for the City of Saratoga Springs, the next step is to complete the newly-released candidate questionnaire which is now available here. The questionnaire is designed to help us learn more about you as a candidate and your vision for the city and its residents. Download the Candidate Questionnaire.

In addition, County dems Chair Todd Kerner advises that “We are still looking for candidates both at County and local level! If interested for County level – please contact me (county races open are County Clerk, Surrogate’s Court Judge, Coroner and Sheriff). If interested for Town or City level – please contact your town or city chair.”

State, local dems call for Stefanik’s resignation. Sign the petition below.

The petition, sponsored by the New York State Democratic Party, demands that Republican Representatives Chris Jacobs (NY-27), Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11), Elise Stefanik (NY-21), and Lee Zeldin (NY-01) resign for their complicity in Wednesday’s deadly insurrection on the US Capitol. Said State Chairman Jay S. Jacobs, the four “have not only violated their oath of office, they have disgraced the districts and state that they represent. These four have spent weeks and months delegitimizing our electoral process thereby undermining our faith in our democratic institutions. Yesterday, we saw the grave consequences of supporting such divisive and false claims. These Elected Officials do not deserve to hold office and represent New York. If you agree, please sign this petition demanding their resignation.

UPDATE: In addition, a constituent in the 21st district is circulating a petition via which has already collected over 18,000 signatures. See and sign the petition here.

Thank you Georgia! Thank you Saratoga! 

The races were close, but Democratic candidates won both Senate seats in the Georgia runoff—meaning both houses of Congress will have a Dem majority! Thanks to the many local folks who wrote postcards, contributed to the Warnock and Ossoff campaigns directly or to Stacey Abrams’ Fair Fight voter mobilization drive, and to theSchenectady Dems who traveled to Georgia to put boots on the ground in thecause of democracy and against fascism.

Absentee ballots bolster Woerner victory, charter defeat

Absentee ballots have been tallied and Assemblywoman Woerner soundly cruised to victory in her bid for re-election, according to WNYT. After tallying absentee ballots in Saratoga County on November 10, if was clear that charter reform would not pass. SSDC Chair Sarah Burger was present for the count and indicates that the voters have spoken and it is time to move forward and focus on recruiting candidates for next year’s local election cycle, reports the Times-Union.

Leadership Profile: Congressman Paul Tonko

A lifelong resident of Amsterdam, Congressman Tonko has served as a progressive champion in the United States House of Representatives for the Capital Region since 2009. He is running for re-election to strengthen the voices of his constituents, and Americans everywhere who value good jobs, quality education, and economic and social justice.

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