BUFFALO, NY Yesterday evening, August 25th, over 30 young Democratic enthusiasts came out to the first ever Erie County Young Democrats meeting. Along with the Chairman of the Erie County Democratic Party, Len Lenihan, members of various communities came out to welcome the Erie County Young Democrats and show their support for the Democratic agenda in 2010.
The well-attended meeting fostered discussion of volunteer opportunities with the various local and statewide campaigns that were represented as well as how to effectively organize and allocate resources for important local races that could change the balance of power throughout the entire state. In addition to Lenihan, members of ECYD were joined by Erie County Clerk Kathy Hochul and the County’s Comptroller, Mark Poloncarz.
Also addressing the group was Niagara Falls resident and President of the NYS Young Democrats Kevin Lawrie. “The turnout at the first meeting tonight is a great signal for the future of this chapter. Since becoming President of NYSYD in April, it has been my priority to increase the number of chapters in every corner of New York. The creation of the chapter here in Erie County is excellent news and I look forward to working with them in conjunction with both the statewide organization and my hometown chapter in Niagara County.”
ECYD President Melissa Bochenski said, “I am extremely pleased by the amount of loyal young Democrats that came out to be a part of this new group. It is encouraging to see the increasing level of enthusiasm and the number of individuals there are in this area who all share the goal of advocating on behalf of young adults. There are several critical races in Western New York and while a number of individuals are already involved in campaigns, we are looking forward to coming together to make an impact in November”
Check out the “Photos” section on our website for more from the ECYD meeting.