Matt Ryan for Binghamton: Mayor Ryan to be Sworn into Office for 2nd Term This Friday

Mayor to present $500 donation to CHOW; those attending encouraged to bring donation of non-perishable item
BINGHAMTON, NY—Judge William Palella will swear Mayor Matt Ryan into office for his second term this Friday, January 1st, at noon in City Hall’s 2nd Floor Gallery. Doors will open at 11:30am.
The ceremony will include remarks by Mayor Ryan and other local leaders. The Mayor also will present a $500 donation to the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW), and a reception with light refreshments will follow.
Those attending are encouraged to bring a non-perishable item for CHOW, which will set up donation bins in the Gallery.
“Four years ago, we began a journey to ‘Restore the Pride’ in Binghamton, and by embracing a progressive approach, we’ve taken great strides forward,” said Mayor Ryan. “Looking to our second term, we’ll build on this success by staying true to our principles and strengthening our community-wide partnerships. Our commitment centers on supporting those who are most in need, and that’s why this inauguration will benefit CHOW. Coming together in this way makes us an even stronger community.”
The ceremony is free and open to the public.

Bow-gate Poll Favorable to Obama Not Aired By Faux News

Did you see this on Kos today?

The Fox, the bow-gate poll, and the crickets
by Jed Lewison
Fri Nov 20, 2009 at 11:10:03 AM PST

So Fox conducts a poll on whether or not Americans approve of President
Obama’s bow while meeting the Emperor of Japan. Given that they attacked
President Obama mercilessly over the bow on Monday, it’s likely they wanted
to excoriate him once again, this time using poll results showing how much
America hated the bow.

But there’s a problem for Fox: it turns out their very own poll shows
Americans don’t have a problem with bow-gate. Indeed, 67% said they think it
is appropriate for the American president “to bow to a foreign leader if
that is the country’s custom” and only 26% felt it was “never appropriate
for the president to bow to another leader.”

Perhaps the most notable thing is not just that Fox failed to manufacture
outrage over bow-gate, it’s that as I can tell, Fox never put their poll on
the air. I’ve searched through their transcripts and watched much of their
coverage since the poll was released in a PDF on their website, seen by
approximately 5 people from their target audience of conservatives.

Perhaps Fox should change their slogan: we report and you decide, but only
if it’s something that we think will make you hate President Obama.

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Ron B.

Matt Ryan Re-elected Mayor of Binghamton

Dear Friends,

The absentee votes are in, and we have great news:

We’ve won!

The final tally has Matt 108 votes ahead of Rich David, our nearest challenger. While the official count will take several weeks more, the outcome is clear, and Mr. David has graciously conceded the race.

Our victory is great news, and a credit to everyone who joined in our grassroots campaign. We showed we can achieve anything by coming together.

We’ve taken the same community-based approach since the 2005 campaign, and it has put us on the right track. There’s no question that Binghamton’s becoming more vital and more vibrant, from our downtown core throughout all our neighborhoods.

We’re now poised to build on this momentum for four more years. We’re prepared to ensure our City works for all of us. We’re ready to continue building our future together.

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for standing with us. In an election this close, every phone call, every face to face conversation, and every donated dollar is essential for victory.  And it’s thanks to you that Matt won.  We look forward to celebrating victory with you.


Friends of Matt Ryan


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Petitions and Campaign Kick Off!–Matt Ryan-Binghamton Mayor

Greetings Friends of Matt Ryan, another couple quick reminders. First of all, we’re looking for more volunteers to carry petitions for the Mayor to get on the ballot this fall. We’ve got people out knocking on doors already, but we need plenty more as we have primary opponents also out getting signatures. We need to get more people out knocking on doors on the Mayor’s behalf! If you can help with petitions, any time at all, please give me a call at 607-427-2225 or shoot me an email.

Additionally, we’re still searching for a few more volunteers to work at Matt’s Campaign Kick Off on Thursday June 25th at Ross Park. The event will take place from 5:00 to 7:30pm. If you can help, give me a call on my cell phone, or email me back.

Thanks again for your time!

“Building Our Future Together”

Ryan Reynolds

Volunteer Coordinator

Friends of Matt Ryan


Friends of Matt Ryan Looking for Volunteers

Dear Friends,

I am Volunteer Coordinator for Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan’s Re-Election Campaign. We are seeking volunteers who are willing to put in some time on Mayor Matt Ryan’s campaign. We have a lot work that needs to be done and in a great variety. If you are interested in volunteering for Matt Ryan’s campaign, shoot me an email back with your name, email, and phone number and I will get in touch with you about setting something up. We are looking for…

– Volunteers to carry petitions starting June 9th

– Volunteers to phone bank

– Volunteers to canvass their neighborhood

– Volunteers to do data entry

We are very flexible and able to work with your schedule, and circumstances including if you are homebound. Thank you for your time and consideration and I hope to hear from you soon!

Ryan Reynolds

Volunteer Coordinator

Friends of Matt Ryan


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