Lockrow Is Delaware Democrats’ New Chair

Posted in County Committee on September 27th, 2007 by Cynthia Lockrow

DELHI — Delaware County Democrats will have new leadership for the next two years, as the result of an election at the county committee’s Sept. 26 meeting.

The committee selected Cynthia “Cindy” Lockrow, who most recently has chaired the town of Stamford Democratic committee, as chair of the county committee. She defeated incumbent William Buccheri of Roxbury, 44-34.

After being elected, Lockrow told those gathered, “I want to give everyone a chance to be heard.” She also promised that she would visit every town committee, and will be actively attending town committees’ functions.

She also remarked, “I want to put a structure in place to help our candidates, both for town offices and those who also are running this year for (Sixth District) Supreme Court seats.” Those three candidates are Molly Fitzgerald of Broome County, Donald Cerio of Madison County and Richard Rich of Chemung County.

Lockrow said that one of her goals will be to build, or in some cases rebuild, committees in towns where committees have been either non-existent or inactive. She has been an active member of the county committee’s recruitment sub-committee, and was a prime mover in the resurrection of the Stamford town committee three years ago.

Lockrow also indicated that she plans to have that, and other sub-committees, play major roles in the work of the overall county committee. This, she opined, “should allow (regular) meetings to move along more smoothly, and finish more quickly.”

The county committee also elected Dawn Rivers Baker of the town of Sidney as first vice chair, Thomas E. Schimmerling (a former county chair) as second vice chair, and Lisa Tait of the town of Middletown as secretary, and re-elected Andrea Paternoster of Walton as treasurer.

Text written by Tom Coddington, Andes Committee Member


Clinton Says MoveOn Criticism is “Bait & Switch”


Here’s an actor, who’s better than the character he played on West Wing.  

25,000 for Peace—Join Rev. Sinkford’s Call to End the War

September 19, 2007

On September 6, I faxed a message to every member of Congress telling them, “Not another dollar. Not another life.” To make sure they heard me, I am headed to Capitol Hill with my colleague Rev. John H. Thomas, the United Church of Christ’s General Minister and President. On October 10 we will be walking into your representatives’ offices to tell them to end the war and I want to bring you with me!

I invite you to sign the petition below calling for an end to our reliance on violence as the first, rather than the last, resort and an end to the arrogant unilateralism of preemptive war. Join me in speaking truth to those who have run from it. Please sign this petition and add your voice to 25,000 other Unitarian Universalists who say that security is found in building beloved community, not by dominating others.

Sincerely,Rev. William G. SinkfordPresident, Unitarian Universalist AssociationSign the petition.

Why Haven’t Arcuri & Gilibrand Signed This Letter?

Dear Mr. President:We are writing to inform you that we will only support appropriating additional funds for U.S. military operations in Iraq during Fiscal Year 2008 and beyond for the protection and safe redeployment of all our troops out of Iraq before you leave office.


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TIMES Select is Dead!! Long Live “The Conscience of a Liberal”!!

TIMES SELECT is Dead!!  All good things come to those who wait…maybe.  In this instance, at least, the TIMES Select business model is no more…as many of us predicted.  


People who get something for free for a long time, on the net, are not going to pay for the same material.


Paul Krugman is back for FREE at his new “blog”:  The Conscience of a LIberal, coincidentally the title of his latest book

Keep Uncertified Touchscreen Voting Machines Out Of New York State

The New York State Board of Elections has proposed a dangerous plan that would allow uncertified touchscreens (also known as “Direct Recording Electronics” or DRE’s) to be used in polling places around the state in 2008. 


The proposal would allow touchscreens to be used without undergoing the full certification testing required under New York State’s regulations. Citizens fought hard for 4 years for NY’s stringent testing requirements, but touchscreen sellers are using this ploy as a way to get around them. 


The Board’s proposal would allow a touchscreen to be used in each polling place as an “accessible voting machine” for the blind and voters with other disabilities. The touchscreen’s ATM-style paper trail would be used as these voters’ official ballot. But since a touchscreen’s paper trail cannot be read by many disabled voters–especially the blind–this defeats the whole purpose of “accessibility” for the blind. 


The Board’s proposal would bypass the full and thorough testing process that was guaranteed to New York State voters after our exhaustive lobbying efforts. In light of all we have learned from other states about the massive failures of touchscreens, we can’t allow this to happen. 


WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK, the State Board will finalize documents that would allow touchscreens to be used in very polling place in New York State in 2008 without undergoing full and rigorous testing. If this happens, it will condemn New York State voters to years of the same problems, high costs, and security risks that other states using touchscreens have experienced. 


The State Board of Elections is opening the door to making New York a touchscreen state – we can’t let that happen. 




Click HERE to easily send a fax to the New York State Board of Elections.




Bo Lipari


Executive Director, New Yorkers for Verified Voting


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