Monday, January 9, 2017

Proud to support Governor Cuomo's initiative to increase voter participation here in New York.
The "Democracy Project" will remove barriers to voter registration and make voting easier for all New Yorkers!



Today, alongside U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, I unveiled a plan to offer free tuition at SUNY and CUNY two- and four-year colleges.
New York is the state of opportunity and a college education must be accessible to all, not a luxury that only the wealthy can afford.
Please join me if you believe college should be a right for all middle-class New Yorkers ny.gov/showyoursupport

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

A Thank You Message From HIllary Clinton

Thank you.

Last night, I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans.

This is not the outcome we wanted or we worked so hard for, and I’m sorry we did not win this election for the values we share and the vision we hold for our country.

But I feel pride and gratitude for this wonderful campaign that we built together –- this vast, diverse, creative, unruly, energized campaign. You represent the best of America, and being your candidate has been one of the greatest honors of my life.

I know how disappointed you feel, because I feel it too. And so do tens of millions of Americans who invested their hopes and dreams in this effort. This is painful, and it will be for a long time. But I want you to remember this: Our campaign was never about one person or even one election. It was about the country we love -- and about building an America that’s hopeful, inclusive, and big-hearted.

We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought. But I still believe in America –- and I always will. And if you do, too, then we must accept this result -– and then look to the future.

Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.

Our constitutional democracy enshrines the peaceful transfer of power, and we don’t just respect that, we cherish it. It also enshrines other things –- the rule of law, the principle that we’re all equal in rights and dignity, and the freedom of worship and expression. We respect and cherish these things too -- and we must defend them.

And let me add: Our constitutional democracy demands our participation, not just every four years, but all the time. So let’s do all we can to keep advancing the causes and values we all hold dear: making our economy work for everyone, not just those at the top; protecting our country and protecting our planet; and breaking down all the barriers that hold anyone back from achieving their dreams.

We’ve spent a year and a half bringing together millions of people from every corner of our country to say with one voice that we believe that the American Dream is big enough for everyone -- for people of all races and religions, for men and women, for immigrants, for LGBT people, and people with disabilities.

Our responsibility as citizens is to keep doing our part to build that better, stronger, fairer America we seek. And I know you will.

I am so grateful to stand with all of you.

I want to thank Tim Kaine and Anne Holton for being our partners on this journey. It gives me great hope and comfort to know that Tim will remain on the front-lines of our democracy, representing Virginia in the Senate.

To Barack and Michelle Obama: Our country owes you an enormous debt of gratitude for your graceful, determined leadership, and so do I.

To Bill, Chelsea, Marc, Charlotte, Aidan, our brothers, and our entire family, my love for you means more than I can ever express.

You crisscrossed this country on my behalf and lifted me up when I needed it most –- even four-month old Aidan traveling with his mom.

I will always be grateful to the creative, talented, dedicated men and women at our headquarters in Brooklyn and across our country who poured their hearts into this campaign. For you veterans, this was a campaign after a campaign -- for some of you, this was your first campaign ever. I want each of you to know that you were the best campaign anyone has had.

To all the volunteers, community leaders, activists, and union organizers who knocked on doors, talked to neighbors, posted on Facebook - even in secret or in private: Thank you.

To everyone who sent in contributions as small as $5 and kept us going, thank you.

And to all the young people in particular, I want you to hear this. I’ve spent my entire adult life fighting for what I believe in. I’ve had successes and I’ve had setbacks -– sometimes really painful ones. Many of you are at the beginning of your careers. You will have successes and setbacks, too.

This loss hurts. But please, please never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it. It’s always worth it. And we need you keep up these fights now and for the rest of your lives.

To all the women, and especially the young women, who put their faith in this campaign and in me, I want you to know that nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion.

I know that we still have not shattered that highest glass ceiling. But some day someone will -– hopefully sooner than we might think right now.

And to all the little girls watching right now, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world.

Finally, I am grateful to our country for all it has given me.

I count my blessings every day that I am an American. And I still believe, as deeply as I ever have, that if we stand together and work together, with respect for our differences, strength in our convictions, and love for this nation -– our best days are still ahead of us.

You know I believe we are stronger together and will go forward together. And you should never be sorry that you fought for that.

Scripture tells us: “Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season, we shall reap, if we do not lose heart.”

My friends, let us have faith in each other. Let us not grow weary. Let us not lose heart. For there are more seasons to come and there is more work to do.

I am incredibly honored and grateful to have had this chance to represent all of you in this consequential election. May God bless you and god bless the United States of America.

Hillary

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Every Child Matters... WIth Rob Smith For Family Court Judge


Vote for Rob Smith as Warren County's next Family Court Judge and vote for patience, experience, compassion, respect and the temperament we need!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Martin Luther King Day Celebrated


The annual Martin Luther King Day celebration sponsored by the Glens Falls Area NAACP drew a large crowd to City Hall to march to Christ Church Methodist for a program on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. Many are Democrats were in attendance, including congressional candidate Mike Derrick and his wife Kathy, Queensbury Supervisor John Strough, 2015 Family Court Judge Candidate Rob Smith and Wanda Smith, Glens Falls Councilman-at-Large Dan Hall and former 5th Ward Councilman Ben Driscoll. Included in that roster, of course are Warren County committee members Mary Gooden, NAACP Chair, Lee Braggs, NAACP Vice Chair, and former Glens Falls City Chair and County Committee member Roy Thomas.



Glens Falls NAACP Chair Mary Gooden introduces speaker before the March

Queensbury Supervisor John Strough gives an address on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King
Kathy Derrick, Roy Thomas and Mike Derrick
Mary Gooden and Lee Braggs form up the march

Marching!

Rob and Wanda Smith with Nelson Charron of UA Local 773 and Kara Charron
Ben Driscoll and Dan Hall

Rob and Wanda talk with John Strough

DEC Commissioner Seggos Speaks In Glen Falls On Gov.. Cuomo's State Of The State


Basil Seggos, Acting Commissioner of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, delivered a presentation on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s 2016 State of the State Address on Thursday, Jan. 14 at the Crandall Public Library in downtown Glens Falls before a large crowd of officials and guests.

Warren County Chair Lynne Boecher with Commissioner Seggos
Commissioner Seggos speaks

The crowd listens



Queensbury Supervisor John Strough and guest


John Strough talks with newly elected Gels Falls Supervisor Claudia Braymer