Campaign HQ

2020 Coordinated CAMPAIGN Virtual HEADQUARTERS   My name is Jim Gustafson and I am the chair of the Tompkins County Democratic Committee or TCDC. Election day is November 3, 2020. Friends, it’s time to get to work. Join us! We need your help to win back the White House and to elect strong, progressive Democrats up and down the ballot. I don’t have to tell you how much is at stake in this election: our environment, our economy, our healthcare, our families, our future. We can’t afford to sit this one out. There are so many ways for you to get involved! The TCDC will be hosting weekly phonebanks on Zoom to support the Biden campaign AND our amazing slate of Democrats running for local office. Never phonebanked? Don’t worry! It’s easy and even fun. We’ll teach you how to do it. Don’t know how to Zoom? We’ve got you covered there too! Our volunteer team will provide tutorials and be there to help in any way we can! If you want to be on our volunteer list, go here: Volunteer Form If you have questions about volunteering, contact Peter Rothbart: tcdcvolunteers@gmail.com or call 607-288-3588. What about lawn signs? We […]

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Message from the Chair

Our mission is to elect Democrats in Tompkins County and beyond and to support a progressive agenda that is inclusive and responds to the needs of all residents, with special attention to working families and the vulnerable. The TCDC works to find candidates who reflect our values and political philosophy, and who are willing to make the personal sacrifice to run for office and serve the public. We support those candidates through petitioning to get them on the ballot, providing campaign resources and canvassing and phone banking to get out the vote on election day. As we look forward to 2020 and beyond, there is a lot of work to do. Now, more than ever, is the time to take action to strengthen our party and build meaningful relationships within our community, so that we are successful in finding strong Democratic candidates and helping them get elected to office. Join us! Our meetings are open and we invite all registered Democrats to attend. We are always looking for ways for our committee to grow and improve and new members bring in fresh perspectives and ideas. Additionally, we encourage anyone who wants to get involved to join their local town or ward […]

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Member Documents

These documents are for use by committee members: Tompkins County Democratic Committee Meeting Proxy Form (PDF) Rules for Circulating Petitions (PDF) Petitioning (PDF) TCDC Handbook and Bylaws (PDF) TCDC Party Platform (PDF)

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News and Information

News and Information The June 2020 TCDC Newsletter is now available The latest TCDC newsletter is now available. The link to the newsletter is here. Tompkins County Democratic Committee endorses Democratic Slate for 2020 elections The Tompkins County Democratic Committee proudly endorsed a full slate of regional Democratic candidates at its July 30thmeeting including: Leslie Danks-Burke- NYS Senate 58thDistrict Jim Barber- NYS Senate 52st District Anna Kelles- 125th District NYS Assembly Matt Van Houten- Tompkins County District Attorney Seth Peacock- City of Ithaca Judge Tracy Mitrano’s (23rdDistrict US Congress) candidacy was endorsed early in 2020. Each of these Democratic candidates are launching robust campaigns supporting many Democratic issues including jobs, tax reform, climate change issues, support for education and public schools, New York State Health Care Act and so much more. The public is urged to support these candidates by donating generously and volunteering in the get out the vote initiative. The Tompkins County Democratic Committee volunteering efforts is being organized by Peter Rothbart, Volunteer Coordinator. He can be contacted at  TCDCvolunteers@gmail.com  All are encouraged to get involved. Tompkins Dems gear up to support Biden’s presidential run Approximately 100 people attended the virtual meeting, which was held on Zoom, on Sunday, […]

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Donate to TCDC

Donate to TCDC Money we raise goes for one purpose: to support Democratic candidates at the village, town, city, and county levels. Occasionally we make a donation to candidates for state and federal races as well. Campaigns use the funds we give them for a variety of informational purposes. They plan direct mailings, purchase lawn signs, publish print ads, and do the important work of getting their message out to the public. Together with party building, we consider the job of fundraising for our candidates one of our top priorities. Thanks to our members and our many dedicated community contributors, we have had years of successful elections throughout Tompkins County. Please donate using the ActBlue “Contribute” button, or by sending a check to Tompkins County Democratic Committee P.O Box 6798, Ithaca, NY  14851 Political donations are not tax deductible. Thank you.

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Voting

Voting Find Your Voting Location You vote at a polling place. Several districts or wards may vote at a particular polling place. You can find your polling place by calling the Tompkins County Board of Elections (274-5522) or by using the Board of Elections’ online maps. On those maps, boundaries in red are for county election districts, while boundaries in yellow are for town or city election districts. Polling places are marked. You can also use “Voter Lookup,” the NY State Voter registration page (https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov). VoterLookUp allows you to: Confirm you are registered to vote in Tompkins County Confirm your current party affiliation and your voter status Identify your exact polling place and address Identify your election and voting districts Who Can Vote in New York State Everyone who is a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age or older, can register to vote in New York State. You do not need to be enrolled in a political party to vote in a general election, but you do need to be enrolled in a party to vote in that party’s primary. You must already be registered to vote before Election Day; call the Tompkins County Board of Elections (274-5522) for the deadline. Here is […]

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Get Involved In TCDC

Get Involved in TCDC Join Our Committee Anyone who lives in the County and is a registered Democrat can apply to join the Tompkins County Democratic Committee. Fill out the our Google form and we will contact you. Join Our Mailing List Sign up for our mailing list at our signup page to keep up on news and opportunities. Join a Team Political Action Team “Taking Action” is the overarching goal of the Political Action Team. The PAT establishes an annual Action Plan blueprint to direct projects and initiatives related to Fieldwork/Phone and Text Banks ~ Community Outreach ~ Research on National and State Elected Republicans Represent Tompkins County ~ Posting of E-blasts ~ Coordination of Volunteers/Opportunities ~ Voter Registration ~ Writers. To broaden the scope of impact, representatives from the TCDC/Young Democrats, the Cornell University Dems, Ithaca College Dems, and a select group of advisors are on board. Kids Taking Action Kids Taking Action plans fun events geared for kids between the ages of 5-12, but all ages are welcome! Join us as we meet up to eat ice cream with the Mayor, visit the Board of Elections, support community members in need, learn about protecting the environment and […]

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