<![CDATA[Stonewall Democrats of Western New York - News]]>Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:05:49 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[SDWNY Primary Election Voter's Guide 2017]]>Mon, 11 Sep 2017 05:18:01 GMThttp://sdwny.org/news/sdwny-primary-election-voters-guide-2017Picture
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<![CDATA[Michelle Schoeneman for Erie County Legislature, District 10]]>Mon, 11 Sep 2017 05:12:16 GMThttp://sdwny.org/news/michelle-schoeneman-for-erie-county-legislature-district-10Picture
SDWNY is thrilled to announce our endorsement of Michelle Schoeneman for the Erie County Legislature District 10.

"Michelle Schoeneman is what we need in our politics and government right now," said Bryan Ball, president of SDWNY. "Michelle has proven in her community activism just what kind of resistance and results are possible when people who care about our world step up to the plate and speak out. Michelle Schoeneman has been a shining voice for progress in our communities, and as a strong supporter of equality for all-- including LGBTQ people-- Michelle Schoeneman will be an absolutely fantastic county legislator."

For more on how you can help elect Michelle Schoeneman to the Erie County Legislature, contact us at info@sdwny.org. 

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<![CDATA[Pat Burke for Erie County Legislature, District 7]]>Mon, 11 Sep 2017 05:05:35 GMThttp://sdwny.org/news/pat-burke-for-erie-county-legislature-district-7Picture
Proudly, Stonewall Democrats of WNY announces our endorsement of Pat Burke for Erie County Legislature, District 7. 

"As Legislator, Pat Burke has proven himself one of the most pro-active, pro-equality elected officials we have-- at any level of government," said Bryan Ball, president of SDWNY. "Legislator Burke carries our County Law which seeks to protect LGBTQ youth from child abuse, and ban anti-LGBTQ conversion therapy from being practiced on minors in Erie County. While the Republican leadership has opposed these protections, Legislator Burke has stood strong for the dignity and safety of our children-- and all of us. We could not be more proud to support his reelection."

For more on how you can help reelect Pat Burke to the Erie County Legislature, contact us at info@sdwny.org. 

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<![CDATA[Kristen Grandinetti for Niagara Falls Council]]>Mon, 11 Sep 2017 05:01:31 GMThttp://sdwny.org/news/kristen-grandinetti-for-niagara-falls-councilPicture
Stonewall Democrats of WNY announces our endorsement of Kristen Grandinetti for Niagara Falls City Council. 

"On the Niagara Falls City Council, Kristen Grandinetti has been a progressive beacon on so many issues, and has always stood and fought for the LGBTQ community," said Bryan Ball, president of SDWNY. "Kristen has made us all proud, and will go on to make Niagara Falls and WNY proud when she is reelected to the city council."

For more on how you can help reelect Kristen Grandinetti, contact us at info@sdwny.org. 

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<![CDATA[Susan Eagan for Erie County Court]]>Mon, 11 Sep 2017 04:55:31 GMThttp://sdwny.org/news/susan-eagan-for-erie-county-courtPicture
SDWNY announces our endorsement of Judge Susan Eagan for Erie County Court. 

"Buffalo City Court Judge Susan Eagan is a public servant and legal mind we are proud to have in our community," said Bryan Ball, president of SDWNY. "Judge Eagan has proven herself with a track record of dignity, equality and justice for all-- and we are so proud to support her election to the Erie County Court. 

For more on how you can help elect Judge Eagan to the Erie County Court, contact us at info@sdwny.org. 

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<![CDATA[Greg Rabb for Jamestown City Council]]>Mon, 11 Sep 2017 04:49:12 GMThttp://sdwny.org/news/greg-rabb-for-jamestown-city-councilPicture
 It is with absolute pride that SDWNY announces our endorsement of Greg Rabb for reelection to the Jamestown City Council. 

"Greg Rabb is Stonewall Democrats and Stonewall Democrats is Greg Rabb," said Bryan Ball, president of SDWNY. "Greg Rabb has been a tireless, fearless and inspirational leader on the Jamestown City Council, and throughout New York and our country on LGBTQ advocacy. The only openly LGBTQ elected official in the 8 counties of WNY, Greg Rabb has blazed a trail of bravery, progress and wisdom second to none. We are so proud to support Jamestown City Council President Rabb for reelection."

For more on how you can help reelect Greg Rabb, contact us at info@sdwny.org. We are planning Get Out the Vote events in Jamestown throughout the month of October. 

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<![CDATA[April Baskin for Erie County Legislature, District 2]]>Tue, 05 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://sdwny.org/news/april-baskin-for-erie-county-legislature-district-2Picture
It is with pride that Stonewall Democrats of WNY announces our endorsement of April Baskin for the Erie County Legislature, District 2. 

 "April Baskin is the energetic, forward-thinking kind of progressive we need more of in government," said Bryan Ball, president of SDWNY. " April cares about her community, and is ready and able to serve that community in the Erie County Legislature. April Baskin will be a strong voice for equality, and help make progress on LGBTQ issues, such as the anti-LGBTQ conversion therapy ban, which is currently being held up by the Legislature's Republican leadership." 

For more on how you can help elect April Baskin to the Erie County Legislature, email info@sdwny.org. SDWNY also interviewed candidate Duncan Kirkwood for endorsement. 

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<![CDATA[Barbara Miller-Williams for Erie County Legislature, District 1]]>Tue, 05 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://sdwny.org/news/barbara-miller-williams-for-erie-county-legislature-district-1Picture
SDWNY is thrilled to announce our endorsement of Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams for reelection to the legislature.

"For years, Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams has served our community with passion, dedication and results," said Bryan Ball, president of SDWNY. "Legislator Miller-Williams has long been an advocate for the rights and equality of the LGBTQ community, and we are proud to support her."

For more on how you can help reelect Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams, contact us at info@sdwny.org. 

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<![CDATA[Peter Savage for Erie County Legislature, District 3]]>Tue, 05 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://sdwny.org/news/peter-savage-for-erie-county-legislature-district-35050826Picture
SDWNY announces our endorsement of Peter Savage for the Erie County Legislature, District 3. 

"Peter Savage has been one of our best legislators and effective public servants in local government," said Bryan Ball, president of SDWNY. "Peter has been a tireless voice for the equality of all people, especially the LGBTQ community. We are proud to support his reelection."

For more on how you can help reelect Legislator Peter Savage, contact us at info@sdwny.org, 

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<![CDATA[Bernie Tolbert for Erie County Sheriff]]>Thu, 03 Aug 2017 05:14:56 GMThttp://sdwny.org/news/bernie-tolbert-for-erie-county-sheriffPicture

Stonewall Democrats of WNY proudly announces our endorsement of Bernie Tolbert for Erie County Sheriff.  

“Stonewall Democrats are proud to stand for Bernie Tolbert’s election as Erie County Sheriff,” said Bryan Ball, president of SDWNY. “Bernie Tolbert is a great public servant, who stands for the rights and dignity of all—and that is something which is so lacking in our current Sheriff. Bernie Tolbert will fight for the rights of LGBTQ people, and as Erie County Sheriff he will stand with our community, and all people, to provide the Sheriff’s office with integrity and Erie County’s citizens with respect.”
 
Bernie Tolbert is the only Democratic candidate running against incumbent Erie County Sheriff Republican Tim Howard. For more on how you can help SDWNY elect Bernie Tolbert, contact us at info@sdwny.org

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