Welcome to the Lewisboro Democratic Committee web site.
Lewisboro is a town in the north-eastern corner of Westchester County, New York State, in the United States. The Lewisboro Democratic Committee is the local arm of the Democratic Party.
Under New York State law, the Committee is made up of two members ("District Leaders") for each of Lewisboro's twelve election districts.
The mission of the Lewisboro Democratic Committee is to promote democratic principles and values and to encourage active participation in the election process. As an official part of the Westchester County Democratic Committee, we recruit, support and elect candidates who subscribe to these beliefs.
We uphold and promote progressive government dedicated to the safety, health, and well-being of all citizens equally, without regard to ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation or disabilities. We are confident that good government can improve people’s lives and help provide economic security. We believe that we have an obligation to protect the earth through common-sense regulations that give us cleaner and safer air and water. We believe that we should be compassionate and respectful neighbors in our communities, our country and our world.
The Lewisboro Democratic Committee is proactive in educating the public on issues that pertain to these beliefs. We study and endorse legislation that supports these principles and are diligent in making our voices heard.
For a brief overview of some of the key issues in this year's campaign and thumbnail sketches of our three Lewisboro candidates, check here.
With voter turnout so important this year, here's a short video (1:44) from Indivisible Westchester volunteers on YouTube about the importance of getting out to vote. George Latimer makes a guest appearance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSvioFDev0M.
And if you think you, or someone you know, might just possibly need a reminder, you can text VoteForChange to 39492 (capitalization optional). The alerts are provided by the Kitley Covill campaign, and will be few in number, but will remind you when Election Day arrives!
Or, if you're viewing this on your mobile phone, click here to send the text message:
Thank you to everyone who signed the designating petitions for our local slate of Peter Parsons, Tony Gonçalves and Jane Crimmins, and also for Kitley Covill for County Legislator and for the county-wide candidates as well. We collected over 500 signatures, a record for the Lewisboro Democrats, and a good sign, we think, for the November election.
These petitions were filed with the Westchester County Board of Elections the week of July 10, and our candidates are now officially on the ballot for the November 7 election.
So again, thank you!
The Lewisboro Democratic Committee has endorsed three candidates for this year's local elections: Supervisor Peter Parsons for re-election, and Jane Crimmins and Tony Gonçalves for seats on the Lewisboro Town Board. See the press release here.
The campaign committee is filed with the New York State Board of Elections as "Lewisboro 2017." Please see the Lewisboro2017 web site for additional details.
The February17, 2017 issue of the Bedford Record Review contains our statement on the recent incidents involving swastikas and other hate symbols at our local schools. Read the complete statement here.
The Indivisible Guide--A group of former Congressional staffers have put together a practical guide to resisting the Trump agenda by using some of the Tea Party tactics that were so successful in opposing any progressive agenda during Obma's tenure. You can download this highly recommended guide from this site. The guide, 26 pages long as of this writing, is updated frequently, so check back from time to time.
One of our Lewisboro Democratic Committee members and his partners have put together an interesting resource guide "for Resistance and Civic Engagement."
This year will see local and county elections. In Lewisboro, the positions of Supervisor, two Town Board seats, Receiver of Taxes, and one Town Justice will be on the ballot on November 7. We will also vote for County Legislator, County Executive, County Clerk, and several judicial positions. There will also be three ballot propositions (see following).
There are three propositions on the ballot this year: the question of whether we should hold a constitutional convention, and two proposed amendments to the constitution. They are:
Also this November there will be a ballot proposition, as there is every 20 years, asking whether New York State should hold a constitutional convention. The current NYS constitution can be found at: this NY State web site.
Here are some articles providing background on the issue:
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Contact InformationLewisboro Democratic Committee
P.O. Box 370
Cross River, NY 10518
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