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Rockland County New York Democrats: "No Independent Democratic Conference" Badass Teachers Association:

Badass Teachers Association: Rockland County New York Democrats: "No IDC" by Jake Jacobs:

Rockland County New York Democrats: "No IDC" 

by Jake Jacobs

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An anti-IDC resolution was overwhelmingly approved Thursday evening at the annual convention of the Rockland County Democratic Committee of New York. Following candidate nominations and typical convention business, a motion was circulated calling for all Democrats to unify to end Republican control of the New York State Senate.

It was overwhelmingly approved.

Since 2011, the Independent Democratic Conference, a breakaway group of Democratic NYS Senators has prevented mainline Democrats from controlling the chamber, choosing instead power-sharing agreements and back room negotiations with Republicans, an arrangement the IDC claims is the best way to “get things done”. In recent months, an IDC protest movement has been growing in size and intensity, insisting that all Democrats come together to show firmer opposition to the Trump agenda by taking the gavel away from the GOP.

Rockland County Democratic chairwoman Kristen Stavisky acknowledged the presence of local grassroots organizations Rockland Citizens Action Network and Rockland United who introduced the resolution as a response to Trump's “onslaught” against democracy. Mentioning recent comments made by NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and DNC chair Keith Ellison who echoed the call for Democrats to act swiftly to take back control of the NYS Senate, the resolution found strong support in the room from Rockland County committee members.

Though not named, the measure was aimed at Rockland County’s State Badass Teachers Association: Rockland County New York Democrats: "No IDC" by Jake Jacobs


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