I want to take this moment to thank Supervisor Nate McMurray for his extraordinary campaign in the 27th Congressional District and for the many sacrifices of the past six months.
Through the McMurray campaign we welcomed many new volunteers and activists into the Democratic Party.  The Western New York Labor Community also poured its heart and soul into Campaign 2018 and we owe them a debt of gratitude as well.  Nate’s message upheld the values that define our community and our party, and that spirit will continue to inspire us as we look toward next year’s local elections and 2020.
Here at ECDC, we continue to grow our party by welcoming hundreds of new Committee Members and are more unified than ever before. And with our new majorities in the state legislature and US House of Representatives, we will fight for ethics reform, healthcare, Labor rights and civil liberties for all Americans.  We need to make voting easier in NYS with early voting, no-excuse absentee balloting, and an end to fusion voting.
I am also proud of the professionalism of our Election staff and our clean, transparent canvassing process, which ensures that every vote is always counted in every election.
As we head towards Thanksgiving later this week, I could not be more thankful for our hard-working group of activists or more optimistic about the future of WNY.