From Westchester Young Democrats (and friends of MYD!) Kevin Davis and Brian Pugh
Contrary to popular belief, Manhattan is not the full extent of New York. On March 15th, voters in the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, NY will be voting on Proposition 1 – to move their Village Elections from March to November.
Eleven citizens led by two Young Democrats, Kevin Davis and Brian Pugh, initiated a referendum to move these village elections to November. The consequences of having a separate March village election is lower voter participation than in November and the actual fiscal cost to the village taxpayers of having to conduct their own fully separate separate election.
Common-sense progressive change is not supported by everyone – the Croton-on-Hudson Republican Committee is devoted to stopping this. Their candidates for village office are not only campaigning on their own platform but campaigning against Proposition 1. Despite the opposition from the local Republican political establishment, we have more letters in support in the local paper and are constantly getting neutral press coverage.
Winning this vote is completely doable. Turnout is projected to be 40% of registered voters showing up to the polls to vote on the Mayoral and Trustee Elections and 35% of registered voters voting on the proposition. With such low turnout we need only 1000 voters to win and we will not be able to do it alone.
When we win on March 15th vote, not only will progressive change occur, but it will be a positive headline for the idea that young people can get things accomplished throughout the state.
We hope you will be able to help out our cause.
Kevin Davis and Brian Pugh
What: Voter ID/Persuasion Calls
When: Anytime between now and Wednesday March 7th.
Where: Wherever you want. We send the list and you make the calls
What: Get Out The Vote Canvass
When: Saturday March 12th, 2:00-5:00pm
Where: Meeting at the Croton-Harmon Train Station
1 Croton Point Avenue
Croton on Hudson, NY