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Mar
29
2017

Gorsuch Scotus Nomination

Gorsuch Scotus Nomination
Gorsuch SCOTUS Nomination BACKGROUND: As this vote comes closer, there is a path to victory for Democrats to hang together and force Republicans to face the highly unpopular step of changing the 60-vote rule, which they may or may not have the votes for (NOTE: we recommend talking about the “60-vote threshold”) Several arguments against Gorsuch h...
Mar
28
2017

Democratic Message on Healthcare

Democratic Message on Healthcare
Healthcare   TrumpCare is dead, but the fight is not over.   Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans are actively trying to sabotage our current healthcare system. -       They are hoping that things will get so bad that Americans will get desperate enough to support a Republican plan (Americans opposed TrumpCare by a...
Mar
25
2017

CUOMO RESPONSE TO WHITE SUPREMACIST FLIERS IN LEWISTON

CUOMO RESPONSE TO WHITE SUPREMACIST FLIERS IN LEWISTON
GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS INVESTIGATION INTO WHITE SUPREMACIST FLIERS FOUND IN LEWISTON   "As a New Yorker, I was disgusted and offended by the fliers promoting a white nationalist group in Lewiston. These messages contradict all that we stand for as New Yorkers. "I am directing the State Police to work with local law enforcement to conduct a thorough investigation to ...
Mar
24
2017

Governor Cuomo Comments on Chris Collins

Governor Cuomo Comments on Chris Collins
https://www.facebook.com/GovernorAndrewCuomo/videos/1465125130185362/...
Mar
23
2017

'No-show jobs, secret payments' key in Ortt, Maziarz cases

'No-show jobs, secret payments' key in Ortt, Maziarz cases
For the more than quarter-century that George D. Maziarz reigned supreme over Niagara County Republican politics, paying for elections never posed a problem for his brimming campaign treasury. Indeed, during the two years now scrutinized by state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, the former state senator from Newfane regularly checked in with around three-quarters of a million dollars....
Mar
23
2017

Attorney General Schneiderman Announces Felony Indictment Of State Senator Robert Ortt And Former State Senator George Maziarz

Attorney General Schneiderman Announces Felony Indictment Of State Senator Robert Ortt And Former State Senator George Maziarz
Attorney General Schneiderman Announces Felony Indictment Of State Senator Robert Ortt And Former State Senator George Maziarz  Senator Ortt Indicted On Three Felony Counts Related To Alleged Pass-Through Scheme Devised To Supplement Taxpayer-Funded Salary With Payments To Spouse For No-Show Job   Former State Senator Maziarz Indi...
Mar
23
2017

THE NEW BONNIE & CLYDE: AG: Sen. Rob Ortt's wife had no-show job

THE NEW BONNIE & CLYDE: AG: Sen. Rob Ortt's wife had no-show job
LBANY - State Sen. Rob Ortt was arraigned Thursday on three felony charges of filing a false instrument, with former Sen. George Maziarz -- Ortt's predecessor -- due in court later in the afternoon. Ortt, a North Tonawanda Republican whose district stretches into Monroe County, pleaded not guilty after the three-count indictment was unsealed in Albany County Court shortly after he surrender...
Mar
23
2017

WE SUPPORT LABOR: Stand in Solidarity with Labor on Friday 3/24

WE SUPPORT LABOR: Stand in Solidarity with Labor on Friday 3/24
Join our brothers in blue tomorrow morning, March 24th, at 7:30 at 1801 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY.   We will form a picket line at Washington Mills, a union plant, to reject their contract with a non-union contractor.    If you can attend for any portion of the picket line we would love to see you there!!    ...
Mar
22
2017

TROUBLE IN PARADISE: Former Republican Chairman Henry J. Wojtaszek Pleads GUILTY

TROUBLE IN PARADISE: Former Republican Chairman Henry J. Wojtaszek Pleads GUILTY
State Sen. Robert G. Ortt was scheduled to voluntarily testify before an Albany County grand jury Wednesday in connection with the ongoing probe of former Sen. George D. Maziarz and his campaign finances that has also produced its first guilty plea. Former Niagara County Republican Chairman Henry F. Wojtaszek pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a misdemeanor as part of a deal, according to ...
Mar
22
2017

THE NEXT SHOE TO DROP: Senator Ortt to Testify Before Grand Jury

THE NEXT SHOE TO DROP: Senator Ortt to Testify Before Grand Jury
State Sen. Robert G. Ortt is scheduled to voluntarily testify before an Albany County grand jury Wednesday in connection with the ongoing probe of former Sen. George D. Maziarz and his campaign finances. Ortt, who last week retained a well-known Albany criminal lawyer to represent him, “proactively” contacted prosecutors in the office of Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and...
Mar
19
2017

Independent Review Board Gives Republican-lead Legislature an F

Independent Review Board Gives Republican-lead Legislature an F
http://www.niagara-gazette.com/news/local_news/open-government-group-gives-failing-grades-to-most-niagara-county/article_2103498e-2115-53d1-9a34-46498a3929a5.html...
Mar
18
2017

THE SAGA CONTINUES: Lawyers profit from Maziarz probe

THE SAGA CONTINUES: Lawyers profit from Maziarz probe
George Maziarz is no longer sponsoring legislation since his departure from the State Senate back in 2014. But if he were running today, he could probably tout a new jobs creation bill. He might even dub it the Full Employment for Lawyers Act of 2017. A tabulation of all the noted counselors involved with the former senator, including state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s pro...
Mar
16
2017

Niagara Falls City Councilman Andrew Touma announces re-election bid

Niagara Falls City Councilman Andrew Touma announces re-election bid
Incumbent Democratic Councilman Andrew Touma has announced his re-election, in doing so making his bid the fifth this year for three available Niagara Falls City Council seats open for November's election.  Touma, dean of students at LaSalle Preparatory High School, has served on the council since 2013, including two stints as chairman.    Four years ago, it was a...
Mar
16
2017

STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chris Collins Town Hall

STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chris Collins Town Hall
The 8 county Democratic Chairs of New York's 27th Congressional District wish to make it clear that Rep. Chris Collins' decision to appear on CNN with Van Jones on Thursday evening in a televised town hall is an insult to the voters of this district. While constituents have been gathering outside his offices on a weekly basis in good weather and bad to ask for a town hall, Mr....
Mar
15
2017

Jeff Abbott Announces Bid for Niagara County Legislature, 10th District

Jeff Abbott Announces Bid for Niagara County Legislature, 10th District
I will be running for Niagara County Legislator in the 10th District. I look forward to a new chapter and challenge in my life but rest assured I promise to bring grit, integrity and hard work to every phase of this. I am undoubtedly an underdog in this race as the incumbent is a long standing member of this community and has served a long tenure. All I can say is I feel there needs to be a bal...
Mar
12
2017

Media & Marketing Coordinator Nicholas D'Angelo quoted in Niagara Gazette

Media & Marketing Coordinator Nicholas D'Angelo quoted in Niagara Gazette
  An excerpt from the article is quoted below:   Nick D’Angelo, media and marketing coordinator for the Niagara County Democrats, said in the past few months, the committee has seen a jump in interest, with their Facebook page jumping from about 100 likes to nearly 900. Website visits are also spiking.  In addition, D’Angelo, himself just 24 years old,...
Mar
11
2017

BREAKING NEWS: Wojtaszek, Ortt, Norris, Aronow and others implicated in Maziarz probe

BREAKING NEWS: Wojtaszek, Ortt, Norris, Aronow and others implicated in Maziarz probe
BREAKING NEWS   As reported by the Buffalo News on Friday, An Albany County grand jury heard testimony from at least one key witness in a widening probe of former State Sen. George D. Maziarz and his campaign finances. However, what we did not know is how far the investigation reached into the Niagara County republican elite. Current New York State Assemblyman Michael Norris, who i...
Mar
7
2017

Schumer Floor Remarks on the Need for a Special Prosecutor to Investigate Russian Interference in the Election

Schumer Floor Remarks on the Need for a Special Prosecutor to Investigate Russian Interference in the Election
Schumer Floor Remarks on the Need for a Special Prosecutor to Investigate Russian Interference in the Election and the Flaws of TrumpCare   Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor calling on the Department of Justice to name a special counsel to lead the investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 presidential...
Mar
7
2017

What is Judge Gorsuch Hiding?

What is Judge Gorsuch Hiding?
What is Judge Gorsuch Hiding? Senators Deserve to See Missing Documents from Judge Gorsuch’s Time at Department of Justice, Publications He Wrote for the Republican National Lawyers Association   It has been weeks since Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) requested documents relevant to the nomination of Judge Neil...
Mar
7
2017

Judge Gorsuch Has an Anti-Worker, Pro-Corporate Record

Judge Gorsuch Has an Anti-Worker, Pro-Corporate Record
Judge Gorsuch Has an Anti-Worker, Pro-Corporate Record Raises Serious Concerns Given the Many Important Issues Coming Before the Court   Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch has consistently favored big money, powerful special interests over the rights of working people, siding with insurance companies denying disability benefits and employers discriminating against employe...
Mar
7
2017

House Republicans finally released healthcare plan . . . and it's not good

House Republicans finally released healthcare plan . . . and it's not good
Affordable Care Act   Background House Republicans finally released healthcare plan with President Trump’s full support. The House Ways & Means and Energy and Commerce Committees are expected to start considering the legislation Wednesday, with the goal of a full House vote the week of March 20th.    Message   No wonder Republi...
Mar
7
2017

James J. Faso Fundraiser

James J. Faso Fundraiser
EVENT DETAILS   Food and refreshments $35 per person OR $60 per couple   Donations and ticket purchases can be maield to: James J. Faso for City Court Judge P.O. Box 186, Niagara Falls, New York 14304   **Tickets may also be purchased at the door** ...
Mar
3
2017

Attorney general subpoenas key figures in Maziarz orbit

Attorney general subpoenas key figures in Maziarz orbit
https://buffalonews.com/2017/03/03/schneiderman-subpoenas-key-figures-maziarz-orbit/ ...
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