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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 ››

Democrats Take the Lead in Southold!

Oct
27
2020

The Southold Town Democratic Committee is proud to announce that as of October 15th, 2020, Suffolk County Board of Elections data indicates that active Democratic registrations now outnumber active Republican registrations in Southold Town. This represents a drastic reversal from just a few years ago, when there were over 1500 more registered Republicans than Democrats.

Board of Elections data report active Democratic registrations at 6124 vs 6120 active Republican registrations. This is a small but very significant difference.

“The Southold Democrats have been closely following these numbers since 2017, and knew this was coming. But it’s absolutely happened more quickly than we anticipated,” says Kathryn Casey Quigley, Committee Chair.

The Committee attributes the increased pace to a growing anti-Trump sentiment...| read more ››

Laura Jens-Smith to represent New York's 2nd Assembly District

Oct
27
2020

Assembly races seldom feature two candidates as knowledgeable about their district as this one. Both have deep roots in the North Fork, and in regional governance.

Laura M. Jens-Smith, 57, a Laurel Democrat, is the former Riverhead Town supervisor and former president of the Mattituck-Cutchogue school board. Republican Jodi A. Giglio, 52, of Baiting Hollow, has served 10 years on Riverhead’s town board and owns a construction management company.| read more ››

Laura Ahearn to Represent New York's 1st Senate District

Oct
20
2020

In 1976, when "Happy Days" was the top TV sitcom, Evita Peron made a last stand in Argentina and a tech company named Apple filed its incorporation papers, the name Kenneth LaValle debuted on the ballot to represent New York’s 1st State Senate District. LaValle, a Republican whose tireless work on environmental and educational issues earned him 22 consecutive victories, retires this year as the senator for a district that starts at the points of Montauk and Orient and stretches to Center Moriches and Port Jefferson.

The two candidates running to replace him are qualified to represent the district, but one stands out because of her potential to become a major influencer in Albany, and with that gain the clout to bring home the bacon. Democrat Laura A. Ahearn, 57, of Port Jefferson, has never held elective office but she well knows how the game is played. The founder of the Crime Victims Center and Parents for Megan’s Law and a social worker turned lawyer, she has spent 25 years advocating for victims of crime, especially those involving women and children, in areas like sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking.| read more ››