Attendees at the May 2017 Membership Meeting hearing from Amherst Town Justice Cara Buscaglia.

Upcoming Events:

Phone Banks for our Endorsed Candidates
Every Monday in October from 6-8pm
Amherst Democrats Headquarters
3364 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, NY

The WNY Democrats for Progress is an organization dedicated to advancing a 21st Century Progressive Agenda for the Buffalo-Niagara Region by electing good Democratic candidates through the use of innovative modern means combined with proven grassroots methods of the past.

Our membership includes elected officials, Democratic activists and campaign consultants with a proven track record of being able to deliver victories in important and difficult races. Current Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Lancaster Town Clerk Diane Terranova are founding members.

The Western New York Democrats for Progress will support Democratic candidates who:

  • Represent New Leadership
  • Support Progressive Ideals
  • Are Dedicated to Our Community
  • Embrace New Ways of Campaigning
  • Have New Ideas, Not Just an Ideology

The Western New York Democrats for Progress will not just assist candidates with traditional volunteer and grassroots efforts (though we do that too), but will go beyond that by offering candidates we support the best tools of today to compete effectively in a 21st Century campaign.

Recent News

The following candidates were endorsed by the WNY Democrats for Progress at a membership meeting held on August 23, 2017:

Mike Ferguson for Chautauqua County Executive;
Bernard (Bernie) Tolbert for Erie County Sheriff;
Vanessa Glushefski for Erie County Comptroller;
Steve Cichon for Erie County Clerk;
Michelle Schoeneman for Erie County Legislature, 10th District;
Matt Kibler, Hamburg Town Council; and
Brian Nowak; Cheektowaga Town Council.

Other candidates asked for our endorsement but did not return a candidate endorsement questionnaire. As such, pursuant to our By-Laws, no endorsements were made in those races. We thank all members who attended the meeting. Please help the above endorsed candidates between now and election day, and cast your vote for them.



Every Monday night in October (October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30) from 6 to 8 PM at Amherst Democratic HQ, the WNY Democrats for Progress will hold phone banks to get the vote out for Democratic candidates like Bernie Tolbert for Erie County Sheriff, Vanessa Glushefski for Comptroller, Steve Cichon for clerk, Michelle Schoeneman for Erie County Legislature and others.

Phone lists and scripts will be provided to get out the word on our candidates and get out the vote. It's just that simple.

Don't worry if you've never phone banked before. Experienced people will be there if you have any problems. This is not telephone sales! It's just reminding Democratic voters that the November election is important, and that we have some great local candidates.

Amherst Democratic Committee HQ is located at 3364 Sheridan Drive. (The corner of Sweet Home Road and Sheridan Drive.) Look for the political signs in the windows.

You can't change what you don't like unless you work for it. Help us do just that every Monday night between now and election day!

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