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Beat the Heat at the WYD BBQ!

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

While we were unable to clinch a victory at last night’s Special Election for County Legislature, we now look forward to our annual chapter BBQ:

2016 WYD BBQ flyer

#PickPeters this Tues, Aug 9th!

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

This is a very important message. As you may have seen in our previous emails or on social media, our WYD Chapter Secretary Christine Peters is running for Westchester County Legislature in a Special Election on Tuesday, August 9th. That’s just FIVE days away. This special election was caused by the resignation of longtime Republican Bernice Spreckman and was timed specifically to reduce turnout by having it in the dead of summer.

The Republican candidate, David Tubiolo, worked as Bernice’s legislative assistant and has been groomed to succeed her for years. In addition, his mother works for Tea Party County Executive Rob Astorino and his father is the Chairman of the Yonkers Republican Party. This obliterates any potential notion of political independence that even Bernice sometimes displayed in her earlier years on the Board of Legislators.

Looking at the County Legislature as a whole, while Democrats have a slim 9-8 advantage, 2 of those Democrats side with the 8 Republicans on many important issues — including calling this special election when nobody is expected to be around or voting! That’s why winning this seat is so important. And why your help can make a difference. With so few people expected to vote, touching 5 or 10 voters by knocking on doors, making phone calls, or handing out literature may help Christine win this election.

If you can, please join us for several GOTV (Get Out The Vote) activities for Christine this weekend. The campaign office is right around the block from the Mt Vernon West Metro North station. Reply to this email to RSVP and/or you can also contact the campaign directly (Amy at 917-660-7620) to help outside of these times. You can also make a donation to Christine’s campaign here. So come out & volunteer, make a donation, and don’t forget to let family & friends in the district know to #PickPeters on this Tuesday, August 9th!