We believe local government plays an important role in protecting the things we hold in common, in safeguarding the welfare of our residents and in building a strong and sustainable future.
The Town of Caroline (New York) Democratic Committee is open to any registered Democrat in the Town of Caroline.
Our mission is to recruit and support qualified candidates for local office, and also to assist Democratic candidates at the county, state and federal level, by collecting signatures to get them on the ballot and working to register and turn out voters on election day.
In a broader sense, our mission is to build the Democratic Party and help maintain and improve its reputation. We are the party that cares about families, workers, and members of vulnerable communities. Our party values transparency, integrity, democracy, and civility. In Caroline, we hold ourselves to a high standard. We can agree to disagree with local members of other parties on various issues and still work together. Our community comes first and binds us all together.
The Democratic Committee meets by zoom on the fourth Wednesday of the month. New members are always welcome. We look forward to your involvement.
Thank you for thinking about our community and doing what you can to be civically involved!
-- Emily Adams, Town of Caroline Democratic Committee chair
Tompkins County and beyond
The Caroline Democratic Committee is able to send up to 10 members to represent Caroline at the Tompkins County Democratic Committee (TCDC). Current representatives are: Emily Adams, Don Barber, Tim Murray, Renate Ferro, Paula Berman, Kate Kelley-Mackenzie, Steve DeWitt, Marilyn Migiel, and Mike Brown. TCDC has its own website here, and its own Facebook page, here.
The Tompkins County Democratic Committee is able to send 2 members to represent Tompkins County's State Assembly District, to the State Democratic Committee. These 2 members are currently Emily Adams and Dan Lamb. (They are actually elected to their positions by Democratic voters, rather than appointed by the county committee.) The NY State Democratic Committee has its own website, here. Emily Adams and Dan Lamb both sit on the Progressive Caucus of the NYSDC, and on the Democratic Rural Conference caucus of the NYSDC.
Residents of Caroline are currently represented in Albany by NYS Assemblywoman Anna Kelles. Her website is here.
Residents are also represented in Albany by NYS Senator Lea Webb. Her website is here.
Residents are represented in Washington DC by US Congressman Marc Molinaro. His website is here.