• We Remember

    Today marks the 16th anniversary of the 9-11 Terrorists Attacks, a day we take to reflect on the lives list, sacrifices made, and courage that brought us together as a Nation.  Our Democratic Family has lost some amazing members over the past week; each having contributed to the vision of a better community for our neighbors and the next generation. Rev. Vernice Warfield, a local civil rights icon and minister; Jacque Cady, a fierce advocate for the children in our community; Andrew Caverly, a longtime Democratic advocate; and Lauren Morelle, who took on cancer by the horns and courageously shared her path to help empower others families.

    Loss often drives us to reflect on our own lives and actions. Following the 2016 Election, a number of us found ourselves in a similar reflection on the state of our democracy, and what our roles are in it.

    Regardless of whom you support, MCDC will continue to work to make sure every voter can have access to the ballot box on Election Day. You may not be eligible in participating in a Primary Election as a voter, but you can volunteer those who need assistance getting to the polls. You can sign up here to pitch in here.

    Let’s all do our part to make our democracy stronger.

    Thank you.

    – Jamie

    MCDC Chairwoman

  • The Dust has Settled

    Last night, the voters decided and their will was clear. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren has decisively earned a second term, and we have our Democratic Teams for Rochester City Council in Loretta Scott, Jackie Ortiz, Malik Evans, Willie Joe Lightfoot Jr., and Mitch Gruber; and for Rochester City School Board with Van White, Cynthia Elliott, and Natalie Sheppard.

    Many people heard President Obama’s call to action earlier this year and ran for office this year. We congratulate and commend each candidate for their efforts and enthusiasm; running for office is no small task and takes courage to put yourself out there. But more importantly, we hope you will stay involved and engaged and support our Democratic Team that has been chosen by voters yesterday. There is a place for everyone in our Party. We all are motivated by the same cause, to create positive change in our community. We may disagree on the methods and priorities, but no single level of government will be able to tackle the problems our community faces alone. We need to elect Democrats to bring our voices to governing boards across this County.

    We cannot take for granted the General Election that we have in November, both in the City of Rochester as well as in towns across this County. We have many candidates and volunteers from across this County, and a lot of experience and knowledge coming from our races yesterday within the City. We have many opportunities to support Democrats in November. We look forward to working with everyone as we continue the hard work towards November 7th.

    Thank you.

    – Jamie

    MCDC Chairwoman