Tag: democracy

Value of Democracy, Not Candidates, Brings Elderly Veterans to the Polls

Written by Aodhan Doyle, BDJ 364.01

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — On a beautiful Tuesday morning in Syracuse, an elderly African-American man in a United States Air Force hat used his cane to walk slowly up to the North Syracuse School District Offices to do something he’s done every four years since 1952. Hubert Robinson, 84, Syracuse, served in the […]

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Voters try to focus on policies, not candidate personas this election

Written by Rashika Jaipuriar, BDJ 364.01

POMPEY, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) — Despite the novelty of this year’s presidential election, voters in upstate New York are finding a way to tune out the political “noise” and listen to their hearts. Mary Anne Silvernail, a high school teacher from Manlius, said although there was a lot of focus on candidate personalities, it comes down […]

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Liverpool Library hosts polling place

Written by Gustavo Castillo, PHO 405.02

LIVERPOOL, N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – Voters from the town of Salina cast ballots at the Liverpool Public Library today. Nearly 1,200 potential voters live in Salina Districts 6 and 22. Each citizen receives a postcard, depending on where they live, stating at which location they are required to vote. The polls will close at 9:00 […]

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Different Generations Hit JCC to Vote

Written by Xinnan Guo, BDJ 664.02

SYRACUSE, N.Y (Democracy In Action) – Voters strolled into the the Jewish Community Center at a slow and steady pace this morning. The center welcomed its 132nd voter six hours after the polls opened. Various generations showed up, from the elderly to children who came with their parents. Since she moved to Syracuse, this is […]

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Nottingham High School Polling Station Exposes Students to Voting Process

Written by Ellen Burr, BDJ 664.02

A poll worker and the principal at Nottingham High School both look to encourage Onondaga County’s younger generations to vote. With a poll station located in Nottingham High School’s auditorium, and with voters cycling in and out of the school all day, students are able to witness the election process firsthand.

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Syracuse Hopes For More Young Voters

Written by Nicholas McGowan

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Democracy In Action) – Both the Huntington Elementary School and the Reformed Church of Syracuse had the same problem this morning as younger voters failed to come out in large numbers.  As pointed out by fellow Democracy In Action reporter Nicole Dementri, the Nottingham High School saw no young voters at all. A […]

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Syracuse candidates host Green Halloween

Written by Benjamin Wilson

SYRACUSE, New York (Oct. 30, 2015) — The Syracuse Green Party hosted its fourth annual Green Halloween Fundraiser at the Cosmopolitan on Fayette Street in Syracuse Oct. 30. Dressed as a peaceful Jedi councilor and yielding a green lightsaber, Frank Cetera, city council-district 2 candidate, delivered opening remarks to about 30 supporters in attendance. He […]

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Syracuse man “ecstatic” to cast his vote

Written by Nicholas Fathergill, BDJ 464.01

By Nick Fathergill SYRACUSE,  N.Y. (Democracy in Action) – With Election Day finally here, many people in Central New York, and across the country, rose early and excited, ready to take part in our nation’s democracy. One of these people was Arthur Harris, 55, of Syracuse.  He made his way over to the Atonement Lutheran Church […]

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