Join Us Wednesday, August 19 for the Albany Democratic Club Endorsement Meeting and Candidate Forum!
August 19th at 7pm - Online!
The Candidate Forum is for the general public - open to anyone and everyone to hear from Albany school board and city council candidates* and from representatives for/against our local ballot measures**. This year it will all be online with details for joining to be announced at a later date.
There will be time for some audience Q&A. Email suggested questions for candidates and ballot measure reps at least 24 hours in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Forum Questions". Time and technology allowing, there may also be opportunities for audience participants to voice questions during the forum.
To vote at the members-only ADC endorsement meeting immediately following the August 19th forum you must be a member in good standing! If you have ever been an Albany Democratic Club member you will be in good standing able to vote to endorse on August 19th if you have renewed your dues some time between January 1 and August 13, 2020. You can renew your membership here. ***
If you have never been a member of the Club you cannot vote at the August 19th endorsement meeting (voting requires at least 45 days of prior membership). But if you join as a new member before August 3rd (click here to join) you will be eligible to vote at our September 17th endorsement meeting covering state and regional ballot candidates and measures!
The up-to-date list of registered Albany City Council and School Board candidates can be found here on the City website. The last day to register to be a candidate in these races is August 7th. As of today, Thursday, August 13th there are 4 candidates registered to run for City Council and 3 candidates for the 2 open School Board seats, as well as 4 ballot measures. So if you’ve ever thought about making a difference in Albany by running for office this could be the year!
Hope to see you on August 19th!
President, Albany Democratic Club
*3 city council seats are vacant with no incumbents due to term limits on Nick Pilch, Pete Maass, and Michael Barnes. 2 school board seats have incumbents Jacob Clark and Kim Trutane who have not (yet) filed to run.
**These are the City ballot measures everyone will learn more about on August 19th and eligible members will vote to endorse:
Real Property Transfer Tax increase
Paramedic Advanced Life Support Fire Engine and Ambulance Special Tax increase
Utility Users Tax increase
Ranked Choice Voting
***If you have any questions about your membership, please contact Club Treasurer, Gabi Baty, at email@example.com.