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CAPITALWOMEN ENDORSES SARA IDLEMAN FOR GREENWICH SUPERVISOR

ALBANY, NY – CapitalWomen has announced its endorsement support for Sara Idleman for re-election as Greenwich Town Supervisor.  CapitalWomen is dedicated to protecting the rights of women and all other groups who have yet to achieve their full rights under the Constitution. We are committed to assuring equal opportunity to pursue education, employment and participation in our civil society and we are resolute in promoting the health and safety of our communities.

In accepting this endorsement, Ms. Idleman says, “It is an honor to be endorsed by CapitalWomen, a grassroots organization dedicated to guaranteeing women the ability to assume their rightful role in our government and communities.  Throughout my five terms as Supervisor, I have striven to work for impartial, open government and to represent everyone in our community.  I am pleased to have the support of CapitalWomen in my run to continue this important work.”

CapitalWomen recognizes the dedication Sara Idleman has demonstrated through ten years of service to Greenwich and Washington County.  In 2009, she became the first woman elected Supervisor in Greenwich.  Currently, she is one of only three women serving as Supervisors in Washington County and, as such, the only women on the Board of Supervisors.   CapitalWomen is proud to support her in her quest to continue in her role.

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2019 Endorsed Candidates

Eleanor’s Legacy Endorses Audrey Fischer for Greenwich Town Council

NEW YORK, NY – Eleanor’s Legacy today announces its endorsement of Audrey Fischer for Greenwich Town Council. The organization, which recruits, trains and funds pro-choice Democratic women candidates for state and local office in New York State, has endorsed over 180 candidates for local office in 29 counties across the state.  We are pleased to include Audrey Fischer in this outstanding group.

“The wave of New York women stepping up to run and lead keeps on rolling,” said Brette McSweeney, president of Eleanor’s Legacy.  “Local office is the building block of our democracy. At a time when voters are looking for leaders with integrity and commitment to their communities, who we elect to lead our villages, towns, cities, and counties matters more than ever. As Mrs. Roosevelt said, “It’s up to the women.””

In accepting this endorsement, Ms. Fischer notes, “I’m proud to receive the support of Eleanor’s Legacy. I’m ready to join the wave of New York women who are running and winning to address the most important issues in Washington County, issues that have grown as a result of our opponents’ control over the past decades – weak economic development, a dwindling tax base; deteriorating physical infrastructures-roads, bridges, water systems and sewer systems.

We can do so much more to highlight the rich history of our area and to create and support a smart tourism economy, bringing in much-needed tax dollars and attracting businesses, families and visitors. Our focus to improve economic development should include developing and improving broadband access, developing a smart tourism program, updating physical infrastructures, and expanding post-high-school education opportunities.”

Eleanor’s Legacy is building a new generation of women leaders across New York State. Founded in 2001 by Judith Hope, the first woman elected a town supervisor on Long Island, and inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt, our mission is to recruit, train, and fund pro-choice Democratic women to state and local office across New York State. The 181 women candidates endorsed in the 2019 election cycle represents the highest number of women candidates endorsed by Eleanor’s Legacy to date.

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YOU DON’T HAVE TO WAIT!  NEW YORK HAS ADOPTED EARLY VOTING!

You don’t have to wait!  Beginning October 26th, 2019 and until November 3rd, 2019 you will be able to cast a ballot before the November 5th, 2019 General Election.   If you know you will be away on the 5t h (note that absentee ballot rules have NOT changed this year) or will be travelling in the direction of Fort Edward on one of the scheduled dates and would like the convenience of voting early, you can take advantage of this.

Washington County Board of Elections Early Voting will be conducted at the Board of Elections Office, 383 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828:

Saturday October 26, 2019 9:00am-2:00pm

Sunday October 27, 2019 9:00am-2:00pm

Monday October 28, 2019 9:00am-8:00pm

Tuesday October 29, 2019 9:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday October 30, 2019 9:00am-8:00pm

Thursday October 31, 2019 9:00am-5:00pm

Friday November 1, 2019 9:00am-5:00pm

Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00am-2:00pm

Sunday November 3, 2019 9:00am-2:00pm

If you want further information, you can contact the Washington County Board of Elections at (518) 746-2180 or visit their website at www.washingtoncountyny.gov.

Celebrating and Protecting Open Government

Protecting and expanding New York’s legal tradition of guaranteeing the public’s right to know what our government is or is not doing is the purpose Candidates Sara Idleman, Audrey Fischer and Pat Donahue are running for.  Far beyond living up to the letter of the law, they believe open government goes beyond responding to FOIL requests or having the public sit in on meetings.  It means upholding and enhancing the spirit and intent of the law and opening up the full process of governing to the people.

Once in office, they pledge to continue this dialogue and to fulfill the vision of the Sunshine Laws to engage with Town residents, to ask for their input for solutions to problems as well as for new ideas to enhance the quality of life in Greenwich.  They will form citizen task forces and advisory groups.  Most importantly, they will act on the recommendations that arise from these efforts.

Your vote for Sara, Audrey and Pat is what will make the 45th anniversary of New York’s Sunshine Laws the year real open government comes to Greenwich.

September 11, 2019

Volunteer Kick Off Event – Help Elect Greenwich Democrats

Sara Idleman is running for her sixth term as Supervisor, and Pat Donahue and Audrey Fischer are running for Town Council.  All three of our candidates have opponents.  Our advantage is that Sara has won five times before, has a lot of experience at both the town and county levels, and can run on her record.  Both Pat and Audrey came very close to winning last time when they ran against long-time incumbents. For these reasons, we feel very good about our prospects in this election. However, we do have a challenge this year, and view this as a call to action to get all hands on deck.

The Greenwich Campaign Committee is very excited about this election and would love to share our enthusiasm with you and recruit you to do some volunteer work on behalf of our candidates.

With that in mind, you are invited to a kickoff rally on September 11.  Sara and Pat will be there, refreshments will be served, and we will discuss the various ways you can help as a volunteer.  And yes, lawn signs will be available!

Here are some volunteer activities to consider.  The Campaign Committee will help with anything you need.

  • Attend a postcard-writing party on Sept 26, 7pm
  • Assemble canvassing kits
  • Letters to the Editor (mainly The Greenwich Journal & Salem Press)
  • Host a roundtable with your neighbors and the candidates
  • Tabling / hand out materials at events
  • Alert the campaign to events that our candidates should attend
  • Host a postcard writing party
  • Distribute / host a lawn sign
  • Canvass door to door with a candidate, introduce them to your neighbors
  • Host / attend a fundraiser
  • Make a campaign contribution and encourage others to do so
  • Check out the campaign website http://greenwichnydemocrats.com/  and Facebook page www.facebook.com/greenwichdems
  • Attend events with our candidates

Running for office and winning involves a lot more than putting up signs.  Your willingness to help Sara, Pat, and Audrey be successful in November is critical, and will go a long way to energizing their candidacy.  Veteran campaigners always say to run like you’re behind, and with that in mind the importance of your involvement cannot be overstated.  

Please RSVP to alan@greenwichdems.com . We are looking forward to a rousing rally on the 11th, both to energize our volunteers and show our support for our incredible candidates

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