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
Wednesday 11/22 90%
High 37° / Low 25°
Snow
Snow during the morning will taper off and give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 37F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday 11/23 10%
High 38° / Low 30°
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy. High 38F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Friday 11/24 10%
High 45° / Low 38°
Clear
Mainly sunny. High near 45F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.