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.
The Lewisboro Democratic Committee is holding a luncheon to honor David Buchwald, the Assembly Member for our 93rd district. It will be held on Sunday, March 5 at Noon at Le Fontane Restaurant at the intersection of Routes 100 and 139, Katonah. Proceeds will go to fund our local 2017 campaign in Lewisboro.
RSVP online with ActBlue or by contacting Joan Becker or at (914) 232-4806.
David Buchwald has been a leading voice in the fight to restore public trust in our government, and in promoting ethics reform and transparency at all levels of government. He has been a hard-working and diligent representative to the NYS Assembly for our district, and the Lewisboro Democratic Committee is thankful for his service.
A special highlight is that his proposal for a constitutional amendment to strip govrnment pensions from corrupt public officials has now been approved by two successive sessions of the Legislature, and therefore will be on the ballot this November.
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 Lewisboro Democratic Committee is inviting Lewisboro residents who may be interested in running for local office in this November's election to contact us. The Lewisboro-specific positions that will be on the ballot are Town Supervisor, two Town Board seats, Receiver of Taxes, and Town Justice. If you would like to explore the possibility of running for one of these positions, please contact the head of our Candidate Search Committee, Dr. Leslie Simon at 914 763-6327 or at 787 Route 35, Cross River, NY 10518.
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.
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
Twitter: Follow @LewisboroDems
(Most campaigns are still in formation.)