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Summer has ended, kids are back in school, and fall is here. That means there is an election around the corner. Here in New York, Election Day is November 2nd, with early voting beginning on October 23rd, and this year, local politics take center stage. Do not skip casting your vote just because it is not a congressional or presidential election. Local elections matter.
In Southampton Township, where I live, the Democrats campaign slogan is “Democrats Deliver.” These are not empty words. With a majority on the Town Board, Democrats have delivered on policies that are improving people’s lives. Go to our website,, and check out the interactive map that illustrates the advances Southampton Democrats have made in areas of “finance, land use, affordable housing, water quality, public health and safety, inclusivity and community outreach, recreation, and transportation.”
Republicans looking to unseat them cannot challenge these successes, so they are … [more]
Photography: Coconino County


SHDEMS member Barbara Weber-Floyd is an experienced journalist and the author of The Resistance and Me: An Insider’s Account of the Two-Year Mission to Stop the Trump Agenda and Take Back the House.  A unique work of history, it chronicles the rise of the anti-Trump Resistance by introducing the reader to the amazing women of the SHDEMS and the grassroots who powered this movement in our district. Barbara continues to cover how politics and the issues of the day impact our district through her blog,  She is also working on a second book about the women of the Resistance and how, despite the constraints of the pandemic, they helped elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the 2020 presidential election.