First Meet and Greet in Celebration of Yorktown’s Future
Monday, December 11th, 6–8 PM
Thank you to everyone who became involved and worked so hard to get our candidates elected! Please come to the first meet and greet celebration of Yorktown’s future.
Place: Eda’s Garden (Directions)
Time: 6–7 PM – Food available for purchase
7-8 PM – Coffee and dessert
Bring: Non-perishable food for Food Pantry
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
1836 E. Main St., Mohegan Lake
Yorktown Inauguration of Town Officials
Monday, January 1st, 12–1 PM
Please join us at the Yorktown Town Hall (Directions) to witness and celebrate the inauguration of our three Democratic victors in the past election!
Ilan Gilbert will be inaugurated as Town Supervisor, and Vishnu Patel and Alice Roker as Town Council Members.
Refreshments and celebration will follow.
Yorktown Democrats Ball and Fundraiser
Saturday, January 13th, 7–10 PM
Yorktown 2018 Budget Review Session
Tuesday, December 5th, 6–8 PM
Come to the Yorktown Town Hall (Directions) to learn about outgoing Supervisor Grace’s proposed budget for 2018.
Holiday Electric Lights Parade
Saturday, December 2nd, 5:30–7:30 PM
The parade starts on Front Street and continues to the Gazebo.
Walk with our non-partisan float and hand out candy canes. Elf hats welcome!
Meet & Greet with Robert Kesten for NYS Senate District 40
Saturday, December 2nd, 4–6 PM
Robert Kesten is running for New York State Senate in District 40, against Trump-Republican Terrence Murphy.
Our Mission Statement
The Yorktown Democratic Committee is the official organizational structure of the Democratic Party in the Town of Yorktown under the NY Election Law. Our task is the fostering, recruitment and promotion of candidates for local office, as well as support for county, state and national candidates who support Democratic ideals.
No two Democrats will have complete agreement on each and every issue, but there is a broad consensus in favor of a number of notions. Probably the first among those is that government at all levels exists to serve the welfare of the people. While government is not the solution to every problem it is the solution to some and it is the responsibility of government to pursue those solutions.
Government should not be larger than needed, but it must be large enough, strong enough and sufficiently endowed with resources to accomplish its purposes. Government is the only institution in our society to speak for the public interest of all the people and not just some. It is the only institution capable of asserting and protecting the public interest from many and sundry private interests.
Governments can oppress, but so can private interests and institutions. And the American government has more commonly been the defender and protector of individual liberty than the enemy thereof. It is our solemn charge to see that that remains true.
Private enterprise is the great engine of the American economy, but not the solution to every problem. Democrats are pro-business, but Democrats believe business should be pro-community and pro-American, and that includes pro-environment.
The economic welfare of the people is one of many government responsibilities. But that responsibility includes generations of Americans yet to come. The preservation and sustainable use of today’s resources so that they remain available for tomorrow’s America is a sacred trust for the leaders of today. Stewardship is as important as ownership.
Economic inequality is more than a moral problem. Freedom without fairness is a lie. Excessive inequality threatens democracy itself. It is also a drag on the whole economy. The real “job creators” are not the top 1%, but instead middle class Americans who account for 70% of all spending. If the economy is not working for them it is not working. And if those middle class Americans believe our democracy is a sham because some Americans are so much more equal than others then American democracy is at risk.
Equality before the law is an uncompromisable moral mandate. Democrats at all levels are committed to reproductive freedom, as well as equal and non-discriminatory treatment of all on the basis of race, creed, color, gender or sexual orientation.
Join us Yorktown Democrats and all others who share our values to help us put forward and elect qualified and deserving candidates at all levels who will promote these ends. Thank you.