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Hempstead, NY, USA. May 23, 2018. HILLARY CLINTON goes on stage to deliver Keynote Address during Day 1 of NYS Democratic Convention, held at Hofstra University on Long Island.

Hillary Clinton Returns to Hofstra to Speak at NYS Democratic Convention

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
May 24, 2018

HILLARY CLINTON acknowledged the elephant in the room early in her Keynote Address at the New York State Democratic Convention at Hofstra University yesterday, May 23, 2018.

Hempstead, New York, USA. May 23, 2018. HILLARY CLINTON greets GEOFF BERMAN, Executive Director of New York State Democratic Committee, as she goes on stage to deliver Keynote Address during Day 1 of New York State Democratic Convention, held at Hofstra University on Long Island. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Hempstead, NY, USA. May 23, 2018. HILLARY CLINTON greets GEOFF BERMAN, Executive Director of NYS Democratic Committee, at NYS Democratic Convention at Hofstra University. (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Clinton said, “Being here at the Mack [Sports and Exhibition Complex] at Hofstra brings back good memories of the first debate in 2016 against the Republican nominee….” and added, “It was a great night – mostly because I won.”

Hempstead, NY, USA. May 23, 2018. HILLARY CLINTON delivers Keynote Address during Day 1 of New York State Democratic Convention at Hofstra University. (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Hempstead, NY, USA. May 23, 2018. HILLARY CLINTON delivers Keynote Address during Day 1 of NYS Democratic Convention at Hofstra University. (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

The friendly audience aiming for a Blue Tide in upcoming elections cheered. 

Hempstead, New York, USA. May 23, 2018. HILLARY CLINTON delivers Keynote Address during Day 1 of New York State Democratic Convention, held at Hofstra University on Long Island. NYS Democratic Leaders on stage include CHRISTINE QUINN, Exec. Committee Chair, sitting to right of Clinton. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Hempstead, NY, USA. May 23, 2018. HILLARY CLINTON delivers Keynote Address at NYS Democratic Convention at Hofstra University. NYS Democratic Leaders on stage include (3rd from right) CHRISTINE QUINN, Exec. Committee Chair. (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Clinton strongly endorsed Gov. ANDREW CUOMO, who’s running for a third term, and she said the governor and Lt. Gov. KATHY HOCHUL stand up to the president. At the end of Clinton’s speech, Gov. Cuomo – in a surprise appearance – joined her onstage and presented a large bouquet to the former First Lady, Secretary of State and NYS Senator, as delegates applauded, stood, and held up “Thank You Hillary” and “NY ♥ HRC” posters.

Hempstead, NY, USA. May 23, 2018. Delegate, the president of her Democratic club, is holding 'NY heart-symbol HRC' poster in convention hall during Day 1 of New York State Democratic Convention at Hofstra University. (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Hempstead, NY, USA. May 23, 2018. Delegate, the president of her Democratic club, holds ‘NY ♥ HRC’ poster during Day 1 of NYS Democratic Convention at Hofstra University. (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Flanking Clinton’s appearance, two incumbents running for re-election won their party’s nomination. State Comptroller TOM DiNAPOLI gave his acceptance speech after winning unanimously. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul – who’s facing challenger NYC Council Member JUMAANE WILLIAMS in the Sept. 13th Democratic Primary – gave her acceptance speech after winning.

Hempstead, NY, USA. May 23, 2018. HILLARY CLINTON and Governor ANDREW CUOMO, holding bouquet for Clinton, are together on stage during Day 1 of New York State Democratic Convention, held at Hofstra University. (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Hempstead, NY, USA. May 23, 2018. HILLARY CLINTON and Governor ANDREW CUOMO, holding bouquet for Clinton, are together on stage at NYS Democratic Convention at Hofstra University. (© 2018 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Meanwhile….

During Clinton’s speech, her Hofstra 2016 debate opponent was nine miles away in Bethpage, having accepted Rep. PETE KING‘s invitation to lead a roundtable on MS-13 violence on Long Island.

The president began by mentioning he spent a lot of hours at beautiful Bethpage State Park – where, according to a remark he made during his campaign, he used to arrive at 2 in the morning to play a round of golf.

2018 NYS Democratic Convention:  SLIDESHOW  |  GALLERY

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Garden City, New York, USA. May 31, 2017. At Democratic Nominating Convention, candidates include LAUREN CURRAN for Nassau County Executive, LAURA GILLEN for Hempstead Town Supervisor, SYLVIA CABANA for Hempstead Town Clerk, and SUE MOLLER for Town of Hempstead Council 6th District.

Town of Hempstead & Nassau County Elections 2017: All Come to Look for America

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
November 22, 2017

The Town of Hempstead and Nassau County 2017 elections permeated the fabric of my life this year, and countless Long Islanders and events were part of the material.

errick, NY, USA. Sept. 9, 2017. L-R, SUE MOLLER, (Dem - Merrick), candidate for Town of Hempstead Council District 6; and ERIN KING SWEENEY, (Rep - Wantagh) Town of Hempstead Councilwoman District 5, pause chatting to pose for photo at Merrick Fall Festival. (© 2017 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Merrick, NY, USA. Sept. 9, 2017. L-R, SUE MOLLER, (Dem – Merrick), candidate for Hempstead Town Council Dist. 6; and ERIN KING SWEENEY, (Rep – Wantagh) Hempstead Town Councilwoman Dist. 5, pause chatting together for photo at Merrick Fall Festival. (© 2017 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

When I covered the January 15th “Our First Stand Rally” at Westbury supporting the Affordable Care Act, both of my daughters were participants. And when I photographed the January  24th visit to Sen. Schumer’s L.I. office in Melville by the activist group Together We Will Long Island, my older daughter, Sue Moller, was the TWW-LI admin there. These were the first times my daughters happened to be involved with political events I covered.

Merrick, New York, USA. September 9, 2017. L-R, LAURA GILLEN, Democratic candidate for Town of Hempstead Supervisor; SYLVIA CABANA, Democratic candidate for Town of Hempstead Clerk; and SUE MOLLER, of Merrick, Democratic candidate for Hempstead Town Council District 6, attend the Merrick Fall Festival and Street Fair. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Merrick, NY, USA. Sept. 9, 2017. L-R, Slate mates LAURA GILLEN, Democratic candidate for Town of Hempstead Supervisor; SYLVIA CABANA, Democratic candidate for Town of Hempstead Clerk; and SUE MOLLER, of Merrick, Democratic candidate for Hempstead Town Council District 6, pose for photo at the Merrick Fall Festival and Street Fair. (© 2017 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Protest marches, resistance events were certainly helping raise awareness of protestors’ reactions to the Trump administration’s goals and actions, but advice from Bernie Sanders and some others strongly stuck in my mind: Protesting isn’t enough. “Resistors” need to run for office and to help fellow activists run for office.

Then, after covering two more events – the January 30th Press Conference when Nassau County Democratic Party leaders endorsed LAURA CURRAN for N.C. Executive and JACK SCHNIRMAN for N.C. Comptroller, and the TWW-LI “Politics 101” Event – I heard exciting news: My daughter Sue was running for Hempstead Town Council!

With that candidacy as catalyst, civic engagement and politics ended up being even a bigger part of my 2018 than I could have guessed at the start of the year.

June 21, 2017. Garden City, New York, USA. June 21, 2017, Maria Cucurillo waves to person outside window, at fundraiser for Hempstead Town Council candidate. (© 2017 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Garden City, NY, USA. June 21, 2017.  Maria Cucurillo waves to person outside window, at fundraiser for Hempstead Town Council candidate. (© 2017 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)


Some Long Islanders in above SLIDESHOW:

Rae Arora, Dean Bennett, Nassau County District Court Judge Maxine Broderick, NY Senator John Brooks, Laura Corcoran Doolin, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, Carl Gerrato, Jeff Gold, Hempstead Town Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby,  NCDC Chairman Jay JacobsDoug Mayer, Beth McManusEileen Napolitano, Assemblywoman Christine Pellegrino, Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman, Mike Sheridan, Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages

2017 Town of Hempstead/Nassau County:  GALLERY

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