Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump.| read more ››
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday was on his way to adding New York delegates to his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president, but final results in several other congressional and local primaries on Long Island are likely at least a week away.| read more ››
New Yorkers looking to use absentee ballots to vote rather than going to polling places during the COVID-19 outbreak need only fill out an application for a mail-in ballot, according to the state Board of Elections.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s executive order temporarily suspends a portion of state election law. The order will allow voters to apply for absentee ballots because voting in person could make them susceptible to contracting the virus.
A voter must check the box on the existing application for “temporary illness or physical disability,” but will not be required to appear before election officials to obtain an absentee ballot.| read more ››
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed an executive order Saturday temporarily modifying election procedures to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Under the new order, the candidate petitioning process will be suspended effective 5 p.m. Tuesday for the June primaries for congressional, state senate, state assembly and judicial races.
In addition, the signature requirements for ballot access will also be modified under the new order. Candidates now only need to collect 30 percent of the statutory threshold. This means that congressional candidates need only 375 signatures rather than 1,250. Meanwhile, State Senate candidates need 300 signatures rather than 1,000, and State Assembly candidates require 150 signatures instead of the normally-required 500.| read more ››
Our popular breakfast and speaker series returns with an exiciting and relevent discussion about protecting our shoreline and changes to the Clean Water Act.
Southold Town Trustee Nick Krupski and Defend H2O's Kevin McAllister will talk about the challenges facing our fragile shoreline, including sea level rise, and the policy changes that we need to consider. McAllister will also address the EPA's recent changes to the Clean Water Act. There will be a Q&A with the speakers immediately following the presentation.
The admission proce of $20 includes a complete buffet breakfast. If you're a first time voter this November, you are invited to come for free.
The event will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Hellenic Restaurant,...| read more ››
The Southold Town Democratic Committee, led by Committee Chairwoman Kathryn Casey Quigley, has announced its slate of candidates for the November election, with key races for Supervisor, Town Board, and Town Justice on the ballot.
“Our slate represents...| read more ››
The Southold Town Democratic Committee is delighted to announce our "Happy Blue Year" fundraiser to be held on Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 1 PM – 4 PM at Touch of Venice restaurant, 28350 Main Rd, Cutchogue, New York 11935
Join the Southold Town Democratic Committee for a Holiday Buffet Lunch. Let's toast both our accomplishments in 2018 and great things to come in 2019.
The cost of the event is $50.00 per person
Purchase tickets online or mail a check to the Southold Town Democratic Committee, PO Box 68, Cutchogue NY 11935
We hope to see you there.| read more ››
Democrats also campaigned to block Republican President Donald Trump’s policies on taxes, immigration, social welfare programs, civil rights and environmental protection.
Most Republicans, however, tried to walk a fine line on Trump, who is deeply unpopular in New York. New York Republicans have said they would support some of his measures, such as those that spur the economy, while distancing themselves form Trump’s heated rhetoric.
Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone, who was dispatched statewide to show Democrats how to win in Republican areas, called Stewart-Cousins “the soon-to-be majority leader.”
“I look forward to working together to protect suburban homeowners and finally pass good-government reforms that have been stalled for far too long,” Bellone said.
Democrats controlled the Senate only twice: In 1965 until Republicans won a special election months later; and in 2008, when Democrats won 32 seats in what was then a 62-seat chamber. Republicans scored a net gain of two seats in 2010, giving them a 32-seat majority plus a conservative Democrat who allied with them. GOP rule was further solidified in 2010 when four Democrats broke away from the Democratic majority to form the Independent Democratic Conference, which allied with the Republican majority and Democratic Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to get some progressive measures to the floor. It dissolved in April under pressure within the party.| read more ››