<![CDATA[Stonewall Democrats of Western New York - News]]>Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:02:50 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[SDWNY 2017 General Election Voter's Guide]]>Mon, 06 Nov 2017 03:50:31 GMThttp://sdwny.org/news/sdwny-2017-general-election-voters-guidePicture
<![CDATA[Mike Quinn for Erie County Legislature, District 9]]>Mon, 06 Nov 2017 03:38:36 GMThttp://sdwny.org/news/mike-quinn-for-erie-county-legislature-district-9Picture
 Stonewall Democrats of WNY is proud to endorse Mike Quinn for Erie County Legislature District 9. 

 "Mike Quinn is the best kind of public servant," said Bryan Ball, president of SDWNY. "Mike Quinn is drawn to government out of a sense of service and duty to his community. We our proud to support Mike Quinn for Erie County Legislature, who will be a strong voice for the LGBTQ community, in an office where there currently is no such voice, and help ban anti-LGBTQ conversion therapy for minors in Erie County." 

<![CDATA[Brian Kulpa for Amherst Town Supervisor]]>Mon, 06 Nov 2017 02:59:22 GMThttp://sdwny.org/news/brian-kulpa-for-amherst-town-supervisorPicture
 Stonewall Democrats is proud to announce our endorsement of Brian Kulpa for Amherst Town Supervisor. 

​"Brian Kulpa is an expertly qualified, smart and dedicated public servant," said Bryan Ball, president of SDWNY. "He is the kind of elected official we need more of, and he will serve all of Amherst's constituents community based solutions to help the Town of Amherst thrive." 

<![CDATA[SDWNY Statement on Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard Sexual Harassment Suit]]>Sat, 28 Oct 2017 03:27:52 GMThttp://sdwny.org/news/sdwny-statement-on-erie-county-sheriff-tim-howard-sexual-harassment-suitStonewall Democrats of WNY is- again- condemning the actions of Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard. 

 "We commend Jacqueline Kretzmon, former employee of the Erie County Holding Center, for her bravery in coming forward and speaking out against sexual harassment and employment discrimination in Sheriff Howard's administration," said Bryan Ball, president of SDWNY. "The abuse suffered by Ms. Kretzmon is reprehensible and intolerable, and Stonewall Democrats of WNY stands with her--and all victims of anti-LGBTQ discrimination-- and we will work for justice, and an Erie County Sheriff's department where no employee faces anti-LGBTQ discrimination, sexual harassment and abuse. Both Sheriff Howards actions and failures to act on these issues brought forward by Jacqueline Kretzmon further prove his unfitness to serve, and are yet another reason the residents of Erie County should fire Sheriff Howard in the upcoming election Tuesday, November 7." 

<![CDATA[Vote No on the Constitutional Convention in NYS]]>Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://sdwny.org/news/vote-no-on-the-constitutional-convention-in-nysPicture
 Stonewall Democrats of WNY is announcing our opposition to the proposed Constitutional Convention in NYS. 

 Our members voted to endorse a "No" vote on the proposed Constitutional Convention, which is posed to voters in NYS on the ballot every 20 years. 

 SDWNY opposes the Convention for many reasons, the least of which are the possibility that LGBTQ civil rights could possibly be repealed via referendum if passed at the convention. The Constitutional Convention is the only way for referendums to occur in NYS. 

 SDWNY also opposes the Convention for due to the process by which Convention delegates would be elected, by NYS Senate District. NYS' Senate Districts are currently not representative of NYS, and LGBTQ issues and concerns. 

<![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
<![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. 

<![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. 

<![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. 

<![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.