This Thursday’s RocklandCAN meeting is shaping up to be a very special event. In light of the fact that the Independent Democratic Caucus (IDC) in the New York State Senate has become a hot topic among Democrats and Progressives, we have invited Sen. David Carlucci to speak with us about the NY Senate and the politics of Albany. (We have been told our meeting is on his schedule, but we have not received definite confirmation.) We are anxious to discuss with him issues of concern to Rockland progressives, and to have the senator answer questions about the IDC’s alliance with Senate Republicans.
To make this a productive meeting, we’ve put together a collection of resources to help you become more informed about the IDC controversy, and have also provided a few tools for researching the legislative and campaign records of your elected representatives. We hope you’ll make use of these and come to our meeting with some seriously interesting questions, and a readiness to talk New York State politics.
See you Thursday!
RocklandCAN Meeting: Thursday, Feb. 16th
Pearl River Public Library
80 Franklin Ave, Pearl River NY
6:30 – 9:00pm (Pub Social to follow)
Albany Will Stay Broken, and the Growing Independent Democratic Conference Is a Big Reason Why. Ross Barkan. Village Voice, Jan. 26, 2017
Breakaway Democrats in New York Senate Add Another to Their Ranks. Jesse McKinley. New York Times Jan. 25, 2017
Are NY’s Breakaway Democrats Republican Tools or Secret Progressive Heroes? David Colon. Gothamist. Feb. 03, 2017
Government and Organization Links
nysenate.gov / Legislators page / David Carlucci
digitaldemocracy.org / Bio: David Carlucci
New York State Board of Elections / Campaign Finance Reports
New York State Board of Elections / Contributions Search Page