I am energized, and I hope you are, too! Although we now find ourselves engaged in a Primary – something we thought we were clear of, allowing us to fully concentrate our efforts on November – we are nonetheless staying laser-focused on Terrence Murphy and his “party over people” way of legislating.
As usual, it has been a busy week! On Saturday I attended the Youth Council Event in Peekskill. These talented young people sang, danced and were introduced to city programs that will help prepare them for success. I also spent time celebrating Pleasantville Day – lots of fun (despite the rain) in a village that has become a cultural hotspot in Westchester.
We held an amazing fundraiser on Saturday night, an evening of Broadway tunes sung by the incomparable “Heather squared” – Heather Mieko and Heather Villaescusa – and accompanied by Barbara Anselmi. The music, the food, the people (a packed house!)… a wonderful night for all of us. A big thank you to all who made this event possible!
On Sunday, I attended the Cortlandt Democratic Committee’s fundraising breakfast, followed by an uplifting event in Yorktown with the Peekskill Area Pastors Association (PAPA), as they prepared the land to plant vegetables for the local food bank. I was then invited to a wonderful home in North Salem for the North Salem Democratic Club’s fundraiser.
Backing up a bit, I spent this past Thursday evening meeting with the Young Democrats of Westchester. It was exciting to see so many smart young adults truly engaged in the local political process. They are working to solve the problems of tomorrow, today. I find it very inspiring and it gives me great hope for the future.
I also spent time last week with the iconic Herb Geller, longtime chair of North Salem Democratic Committee. 96-years young, Herb is well informed on the issues and a strong voice for our values. I am honored to have his support.
Looking ahead, petitioning starts on June 5th. If you are a registered Democrat in New York State (or a notary public), we need your help! If you are not a District Leader but are interested in carrying a petition, please let us know and we will get you set up with everything you need.
Once the petitioning process is over, we will begin working to win the Primary. Please mark your calendars for the Thursday, September 13th Primary election (note the change in date this year due to Yom Kippur). Every vote will be critical.
PLEASE donate, and if you haven’t done so, please sign up to volunteer, like us on Facebook and remember – your comments, ideas and questions are always welcome. This campaign puts people first. As your State Senator, I will always do the same.