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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 the Schenectady Dems who traveled to Georgia to put boots on the ground in the cause 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.

Activities archive of our weekly newsletter, In the Loop

Our "In the Loop" newsletter has gone virtual! Each Friday we publish an updated list of upcoming online events and news of interest to Saratogians coping with challenging times. This page provides a comprehensive list of virtual activities and ideas which includes past listings from In the Loop. Not a subscriber? Click the red "Subscribe to In the Loop" button on our home page and we'll add you to the list. It's easy and FREE!

Support election inspectors and fight voter suppression with a contribution to SSDC

The November election promises to be one of the most contentious in our nation’s history, with Republican incumbents threatening to fight voting by mail (which President Trump says is “bad for Republicans”) and eliminate polling places in areas that are home to Democratic voters, especially voters of color. Luckily we have our election inspectors. These folks help our elections run smoothly and efficiently, but increasingly they are also the front-line defense against a national trend of GOP voter suppression. The Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee has a proud tradition of supporting election inspectors. If you would like to join us, and help protect our voting rights, please consider a small monthly donation. (That link will take you to an ActBlue page where you can specify the amount of your contribution and whether it will be one time or repeating. Thank you!)…