New York State Democratic Rural Conference 2017 Convention

DRC 2017 Convention – Back To Work!

Marriott Downtown, 100 E. Onondaga, Syracuse NY
April 21-22, 2017
Registration

Documents

Agenda

Friday Afternoon

2:00 – 6:00 PM Convention Registration and Credentialing
2:15 – 3:00 Welcome
by US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
3:00 – 5:00 New York’s Constitutional Convention

  • Constitutional Convention: the Rules, the Process
    Mary McGuire, Assoc.Prof. Political Science, SUNY Cortland
  • In Support of the Convention
    Henrik Dullea, PhD, Committee for the Constitutional Convention
  • In Opposition to the Convention
    Al Stirpe, NYS 127 Assemblyman
6:00 – 7:00 PM The Governor’s Opening Reception
Governor Andrew Cuomo
7:00 – 9:00 PM Dinner with New York’s Democrats

Invited:

  • Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul
  • NYS Democratic Committee Chair Byron Brown
  • NYSDC Executive Director Basil Smikle
  • Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
  • Senate Democrat Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
  • Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle
  • Senator Mike Giannaris
  • OCDC Chair Mark English
  • NY Young Dems Chair Mike Corbett
  • NYYD Liaison Paolo Cremedis
9:00 – 10:00 PM Dessert Reception
with Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
10:00 – midnight Young Democrats Nightcap with Karaoke & DJ

Saturday Morning

7:30 – 9:00 AM Convention Registration and Credentials
8:00 – 9:00 AM Breakfast
with Comptroller Tom DiNapoli
9:00 DRC Business Meeting and DRC Board Elections
Report from the House ~ Remarks by Congressman Paul Tonko
11:00 – 12:30 Workshops – Choose One:

  • Moving Your Message Via Social Media
    Olivia Lutwak, Editor, Cornell Daily Sun,
    Kathy Zahler, Communications Director, Tompkins Co. Democrats
  • Fundraising Fundamentals
    Leslie Danks Burke, Founder and President, Trailblazers PAC
1:00 Luncheon
Labor Relations, Rosemary Batt,  A.Cook Prof. Women and Work Dept. Chair Human Resource Studies, ILR School, Cornell University
2:00 Board Wrap Up
New Members Please Plan to Attend

The Weather in Syracuse

Snow Showers
Tuesday 11/13 70%
High 42° / Low 25°
Snow Showers
Snow showers. Lows overnight in the mid 20s.
Snow
Wednesday 11/14 80%
High 30° / Low 18°
Snow
Snow during the morning will taper off and give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High near 30F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 80%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.
Snow Showers
Thursday 11/15 50%
High 34° / Low 27°
Snow Showers
Partly cloudy early, then some snow showers later in the day. High 34F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.