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DRC 2016 Conference
April 15-16, 2016
The Desmond, Albany NY

Welcome from our Chair, Irene Stein

Welcome to the Democratic Rural Conference Website (DRC).

The DRC was organized in 1996 to support upstate rural New York elect Democratic candidates at all levels of government through uniting as a single force from our individual counties.

Our motto was and remains “Unity and Victory.”

We have been very successful. We attracted statewide and national candidates to our annual conventions. We worked with the State Committee to assist local counties. Democratic victories became more and more frequent. It all worked. No longer is upstate safe territory for Republicans.

Our fight is never over. First and foremost we believe in government that serves working men and women, families and communities. We will be taking an active role in the local 2015 elections.

In September 2008, I was elected Chair of the DRC. My goals are to work with the Board and the membership to strengthen our bonds with one another; to provide assistance to member counties through a speaker’s bureau, political mentoring, and better use of technology; to maintain and increase our visibility with the State committee and with our elected officials at all levels.

Our membership is composed of the due-paying Chairs and State Committee members of our member counties. Any New York Democrat can become an Associate member by paying dues of $10.00 per year.

I remain steadfastly committed to “Unity and Victory”,

Irene W. Stein

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