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2004, 2021

UJP Launches Unite NY Effort

April 20th, 2021|0 Comments

Bold New Initiative Seeks to Embrace the Moderate Voters Left Behind by Both Major Parties The Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) today announced a major effort to embrace non-partisan problem solving and allowing a new path [...]

1504, 2021

UJP Launches Statewide Unite NY Effort

April 15th, 2021|0 Comments

Bold New Initiative Shifts the Party’s Focus to Statewide Issues and Offers a Home to the Moderate Voters Left Behind by Both Major Parties Albany, NY – The Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) today announced a [...]

1803, 2021

Media Coverage of UJP Leadership

March 18th, 2021|0 Comments

Great story about the new UJP leadership team. We've got a great team in place to build significant momentum in 2021. From last week's press release, today's Daily Gazette has this to say about our [...]

1703, 2021

UJP Launches Bipartisan Legislative Caucus

March 17th, 2021|0 Comments

UJP Announces the Upstate Jobs Caucus in Legislature to focus on common sense, bipartisan solutions to problems facing Upstate New York Albany, NY – The Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) today announced the creation of the [...]

1103, 2021

UJP Announces New Leadership Team

March 11th, 2021|0 Comments

UJP announces new leadership, Executive Director

802, 2021

Football, Bruce Springsteen and Unity

February 8th, 2021|0 Comments

If you’re like us, you watched every second of the Big Game on Sunday, enjoying a not just the game and the food, but the commercials!  And no commercial from yesterday landed with as much [...]

2001, 2021

New York Must Unite To Recover

January 20th, 2021|0 Comments

As we watched today’s Inauguration of President Joe Biden, it’s difficult to shake the horrific events that transpired just two weeks ago.  The events of January 6, 2021 will be forever seared into our collective [...]

411, 2020

UJP Claims Strong Election Night Victory

November 4th, 2020|0 Comments

With the 2020 election being one like none other, UJP celebrated victory! We went into the night with a strong bipartisan slate across the State, based on our platform. In total, UJP had endorsed 19 [...]

211, 2020

For State Lawmakers, Secrecy May Pay…Literally

November 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

Just in case you weren't totally fed up with Albany yet, take a look at this most recent post from our friends at the Empire Center. The bottom line is that State Lawmakers may be [...]

2810, 2020

Why UJP Thinks Public Money Going to Private Companies is a Bad Idea

October 28th, 2020|0 Comments

UJP has some core tenets or things we truly believe in. We're a new political organization, so that's a pretty important. We often talk about stemming the outflow of our talent in Upstate, and achieving [...]

2110, 2020

UJP Endorses CNY Jobs Champion Al Stirpe

October 21st, 2020|0 Comments

Independent Political Organization Rounds Out Bipartisan Team of Candidates in CNY by Endorsing Al Stirpe for Assembly Albany, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) today announced another major 2020 endorsement in Central New York, endorsing [...]

2110, 2020

UJP Announces First-Ever Endorsement in Southern Tier

October 21st, 2020|0 Comments

Independent Political Organization Supporting Senator Tom O’Mara as Its First Candidate Endorsement in Southern Tier  Albany, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) today announced its first ever endorsement in in the Southern Tier, endorsing Senator [...]

2010, 2020

UJP Endorses Catalfamo in 113th Assembly Race

October 20th, 2020|0 Comments

Upstate Jobs Party Announces Major New Endorsement in Capital Region Independent Political Organization Supporting Challenger Dave Catalfamo for State Assembly, Noting Strong Support for UJP Platform Albany, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) founder Martin [...]

1210, 2020

Capitol Insider: UJP Pursues Party Status

October 12th, 2020|0 Comments

The Times Union in Albany is one of the state's foremost authorities on what's happening in State politics. Because of that, it was exciting to find this excellent article in today's edition that focuses on [...]

710, 2020

Times Union: UJP endorses bipartisan slate of legislators in Capital Region

October 7th, 2020|0 Comments

Our Founder, Martin Babinec, recently spoke with Mandy Fries of the Albany Times Union about the UJP 2020 endorsements in the Capital Region. Learn more here.

610, 2020

Upstate Jobs Party Announces Bipartisan Endorsements in Mohawk Valley

October 6th, 2020|0 Comments

Independent Political Organization Supporting Joe Griffo and Peter Oberacker for State Senate and Marianne Buttenschon in Assembly, Noting Strong Support for UJP Platform Albany, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) founder Martin Babinec today announced [...]

510, 2020

Upstate Jobs Party Announces Major Endorsements in Hudson Valley

October 5th, 2020|0 Comments

Independent Political Organization Supporting Dynamic Team of Candidate to Fight for Private Sector Job Growth from Westchester to Ulster and Sullivan Counties Albany, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) today announced new endorsements for State [...]

510, 2020

Upstate Jobs Party Announces Endorsements in Western New York

October 5th, 2020|0 Comments

Independent Political Organization Supporting Dynamic Team of Candidates to Fight for Private Sector Job Growth in Rochester, Finger Lakes and Buffalo Area Albany, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) today announced new endorsements for State [...]

510, 2020

Upstate Jobs Party Announces Major Endorsements in Central New York

October 5th, 2020|0 Comments

Independent Political Organization Supporting Dynamic Team of Candidates – Angi Renna and Sam Rodgers -  to Fight for Private Sector Job Growth in Syracuse and Central New York Albany, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) [...]

510, 2020

Upstate Jobs Party Announces Bipartisan Endorsements in Capital Region

October 5th, 2020|0 Comments

Independent Political Organization Supporting Daphne Jordan for State Senate and Rich Amedure for State Senate; Angelo Santabarbara in Assembly, Noting Strong Support for UJP Platform Albany, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) founder Martin Babinec [...]

1709, 2020

Fixing a Broken Government

September 17th, 2020|0 Comments

The news stories about a broken New York State government have become too many to mention.  In the last 15 years, we’ve seen the leaders of both houses of the legislature convicted of corruption, a [...]

1507, 2020

Upstate Jobs Announces Economic Platform

July 15th, 2020|0 Comments

Calling on candidates and policymakers to reinvigorate the Upstate Economy by scrapping a broken system and supporting entrepreneurs Albany, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP), a nonprofit 501(c)-4 independent organization, today announced the economic component [...]

807, 2020

UJP Interview on Capitol Pressroom

July 8th, 2020|0 Comments

Recently, our founder Martin Babinec was featured on the Capitol Pressroom with David Lombardo. This statewide radio show focuses on issues of importance in the State Capitol, and Martin was interviewed to discuss the impact [...]

307, 2020

Bring Upstate Back by Supporting Startups and the Innovation Economy

July 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

As we assess where we need to focus our economic recovery, Upstate Jobs believes now is the time to look to a new approach with greater potential for creating more good jobs throughout Upstate. Our [...]

2906, 2020

COVID Didn’t Kill the Upstate Economy – Politicians Did

June 29th, 2020|0 Comments

Long before we were faced with the challenges of the COVID shutdown, Upstate Jobs noted New York’s failed economic development approach.  New York has long had its priorities out of whack as more productive investments [...]

1606, 2020

Upstate Jobs Announce Education Reform Platform

June 16th, 2020|0 Comments

Calling on candidates and policymakers to act upon lessons learned from homeschool and virtual learning model used in COVID pandemic, UJP calls for significant reform in State Education approach For Immediate Release:  Tuesday, June 16, [...]

1106, 2020

COVID Crisis Highlights Outdated Approaches to NYS Public Education

June 11th, 2020|0 Comments

One of the major adjustments of the COVID-19 crisis is the sudden shift to home learning families with children have been forced to make. No one expected to suddenly have to shift to this new [...]

2805, 2020

Bringing It Back

May 28th, 2020|0 Comments

We’ve seen the headlines for many years and felt it personally. Upstate has lost more than 1 million residents leaving the region in just the last decade.  While it is an indisputable statistic, it is [...]

1505, 2020

Upstate Leads the Way in Reopening New York

May 15th, 2020|0 Comments

For two months, we have endured a lockdown unlike anything in recent history – eight weeks of the NY PAUSE effort that has required extensive work-from-home and business shutdowns to avoid the spread of the [...]

705, 2020

Leadership in Crisis

May 7th, 2020|0 Comments

It’s the right time for the Governor to continue to show his strength as a chief executive by engaging a team within his administration tasked with accelerating decisions on the regional reopening schedule.

3004, 2020

Upstate is Different. Let’s Acknowledge it and Get to Work

April 30th, 2020|0 Comments

One thing we see and hear regularly during this pandemic is “we’re all in this together.”  It’s a statement that can actually carry several different meanings.  Are we all supporting health care workers and first [...]

2404, 2020

Recovering from COVID and Restarting Upstate

April 24th, 2020|0 Comments

As we appear to have seen a plateau in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in New York -particularly Upstate where we were fortunate to avoid the worst of the outbreak – the attention of many is [...]

104, 2020

Get Involved

April 1st, 2020|0 Comments

2020 is going to be a very important year for the UJP. With much of the media attention focused on COVID-19 and Bail Reform, Upstate economic issues look to again be taking a backseat for [...]

104, 2020

Our 2020 Approach

April 1st, 2020|0 Comments

Candidates backed by UJP have seen incredible success all over New York State.  In 2020, we'll be building our volunteer network and seeking like-minded candidates all over the State — in the Capital Region, Mohawk [...]

104, 2020

UJP Seeks Fairness in Petitioning Requirements

April 1st, 2020|0 Comments

Given the challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak, NYS rightly cut short petitioning and minimum signature requirements for major party candidates last month.  However, the State didn't do the same for the upcoming independent designating [...]

104, 2020

Governor seeks to kill independent voices

April 1st, 2020|0 Comments

With a major health crisis impacting our State, nation and world, most eyes are turned to important issues of public health.  However, that hasn't stopped the Governor from trying to kill off the chance for [...]

1903, 2020

Upstate Jobs Party Calls for Fair Reduction in Candidate Petitioning Minimums

March 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Independent Organization asks for similar reductions for minimums signatures for independent designating petitions as enjoyed by major parties Albany, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) today called for a reduction in the minimum number of [...]

312, 2019

New York’s Attack on Political Independence

December 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

As we share just a few weeks ago in this post, the New York State Campaign Finance Reform Commission released its final report earlier this week. This Commission was tasked with devised a system for publicly-funded [...]

1511, 2019

Freedom – We still cherish that, right?

November 15th, 2019|1 Comment

Freedom of speech is vital to our democracy.  However, in the latest wave of bullying by the Albany political power brokers, a proposal to dismiss the will of the people has been offered by none [...]

1211, 2019

Upstate Jobs post big wins on Election Day 2019!

November 12th, 2019|0 Comments

UJP Newsletter, November 12, 2019 Focus on local races elevates leaders across the State Many will tell you that local elections are vitally important for several reasons, including the scale of impact these local races [...]

1111, 2019

Upstate Jobs post big wins on Election Day 2019

November 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Focus on local races elevates leaders across the State Many will tell you that local elections are vitally important for several reasons, including the scale of impact these local races have on our daily lives. [...]

811, 2019

Tesla’s Buffalo Plant gets $884 M Write Down

November 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Image courtesy of the Buffalo News UJP has regularly raised questions about the wisdom of New York Economic Development officials trying to pick winners and losers in funding major projects.  One such project [...]

1710, 2019

Upstate group backs Dixon for executive

October 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Article from October 5 edition of the Observer Today: Upstate group backs Dixon for executive BUFFALO — The Upstate Jobs Party has announced its endorsement of Lynne Dixon for Erie County Executive, citing her focus [...]

1809, 2019

UJP Endorses Dixon for Erie County Executive

September 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Organization dedicated to improving Upstate economy calls Independent candidate the “clear choice for change” Buffalo, NY – The Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) today announced their endorsement of Lynne Dixon for Erie County Executive, citing her [...]

909, 2019

Buffalo must work on sustaining its STEM economy

September 9th, 2019|0 Comments

From the August 22nd Edition of the Buffalo News: By Brett Orzechowski M&T Bank’s late-June announcement that it will create 1,000 new tech-focused jobs for a proposed hub is an outlier for any New York [...]

608, 2019

Upstate Jobs Party Files Law Suit Against New York State, Onondaga County Boards of Elections to Prevent Unfair Line Consolidation in Central New York

August 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Litigation to Prevent Suppression of Expression and Protect the Constitutional Rights of Voters and Candidate Syracuse, NY – The Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) today announced major litigation to prevent a consolidation of ballot lines in [...]

907, 2019

Upstate Jobs Party Announces Policy Forum in Central New York

July 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Independent Civic Engagement Organization to Host Upstate Regional Policy Forum July 17 in Syracuse Syracuse, NY – The Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) today announced the next in a series of events that will focus on [...]

1106, 2019

Upstate Jobs Party Announces Bipartisan Slate of Local Candidates in CNY, Mohawk Valley

June 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Democratic Mayor of Little Falls and Republican Onondaga County Executive File Petitions to Run on Independent Line, Noting Strong Support for of UJP Priorities Albany, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) Chair John Bullis today [...]

2205, 2019

CEO Survey Shows More Jobs For Upstate College Graduates

May 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

Higher pay and rapid advancement retain talent in Upstate NY communities Upstate, New York, May 15, 2019 — The 3rd annual Upstate CEO Report, commissioned by Upstate Venture Connect, shows that fast-growing companies across our region have [...]

2105, 2019

TV Coverage of Regional Policy Forum

May 21st, 2019|0 Comments

We had a great time in Utica last week for our first Regional Policy Forum.  Chuck Green from AIS talked about his biggest challenge as a tech employer in Upstate New York and our panelists [...]

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