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Southold Democrats Nominate Candidates for Southold Town Office

Southold Town Council Zoom Convention
Mar
3
2021

The Southold Town Democrats are proud to introduce their candidates to run for election in Southold Town in 2021, nominated at a virtual convention held on March 2nd, 2021.

These six candidates will bring needed transparency, accountability, productivity, energy, experience, and diversity into Town Hall, strengthening the leadership and expertise of our town for all the residents of Southold.

The Screening Committee interviewed dozens of phenomenal candidates this year. They spent over 24 hours meeting and deliberating on the best representation for this town out of a pool of highly qualified residents. We were honored to interview half a dozen people for Town Council seats- respected business and civic leaders from the community came forward to be considered for these...| read more ››

Facing crush of crises, Joe Biden sworn in as 46th president

Jan
20
2021

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in Wednesday as president and vice president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises faced by few of their predecessors.

With Donald Trump absent — he became the first president since 1869 to skip his successor's inauguration — Biden said he would be the president "for all Americans."

"We must end this uncivil war that pits red against blue, rural versus urban, conservative versus liberal," said Biden, a Democrat. "We can do this if we open our souls instead of hardening our hearts."

"Every disagreement doesn't have to be a cause for total war, and we must reject the culture in which facts themselves are manipulated and even manufactured," he added.

Latest updates on the inauguration of Joe Biden
The last outgoing president to snub his successor's inauguration was Andrew Johnson, who didn't attend the swearing-in of Ulysses S. Grant. Earlier, Trump held his own sendoff, telling supporters gathered at Andrews Air Force Base: "Have a nice life. See you soon."

About three hours later, in Biden's inaugural address, the new president paid homage to those lost in the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed 400,000 Americans since February 2020.

He paused for a moment of silent prayer to remember those lost souls.

"Remember all of those who we've lost in this past year to the pandemic — those 400,000 fellow Americans, moms, dads, husbands, wives, sons, daughters, friends, neighbors and coworkers," Biden said. "We will honor them by becoming the people and the nation we know we can, and should, be."| read more ››

Thinking about running for office in Southold?

We want you to run for office!
Dec
15
2020

Southold Town will have 11 seats up for election in November 2021. Southold Town Democrats currently hold just 3 seats - one Town Board member, one Trustee and one Town Justice. Two of these seats were won in 2019, and have helped bring much needed balance and accountability to Town Hall. Holding elected office is a great honor and responsibility, and these positions need hard-working people who possess integrity, thoughtfulness, and creativity to carry our Town strongly into the future.

One of the best ways good, committed people can make a difference in their community is to help their town function efficiently and effectively by holding local office.

Click on the PDF link below to learn more about open seats,...| read more ››

President-elect Biden: 'Time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us'

Nov
7
2020

President-elect Joe Biden says it’s time for America to "unite" and to "heal."

Biden said in a statement Saturday, "With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation."

"We are the United States of America," he wrote. "And there’s nothing we can’t do, if we do it together."

Biden made no mention of his opponent, President Donald Trump, who has not conceded the race.

Biden clinched the White House with a victory in Pennsylvania, the state where he was born. He will be the 46th president of the United States.| read more ››

Harris becomes first Black woman, South Asian elected VP

Nov
7
2020

Kamala Harris made history Saturday as the first Black woman elected as vice president of the United States, shattering barriers that have kept men — almost all of them white — entrenched at the highest levels of American politics for more than two centuries.
The 56-year-old California senator, also the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency, represents the multiculturalism that defines America but is largely absent from Washington's power centers. Her Black identity has allowed her to speak in personal terms in a year of reckoning over police brutality and systemic racism. As the highest-ranking woman ever elected in American government, her victory gives hope to women who were devastated by Hillary Clinton's defeat four years ago.
Harris has been a rising star in Democratic politics for much of the last two decades, serving as San Francisco's district attorney and California's attorney general before becoming a U.S. senator. After Harris ended her own 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, Joe Biden tapped her as his running mate. They will be sworn in as president and vice president on Jan. 20.| read more ››