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Upstate Jobs Party News

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Upstate Jobs Party Calls for Fair Reduction in Candidate Petitioning Minimums

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 signatures required for independent designating petitions for candidates seeking elected office this year, given the [...]

New York’s Attack on Political Independence

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 political campaigns. However, it took these efforts a step further, establishing new standards on how to create [...]

Freedom – We still cherish that, right?

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 other than the Democratic State Chairman himself, Jay Jacobs. Jacobs has challenged fusion voting - [...]

Upstate Jobs post big wins on Election Day 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 have on our daily lives. That’s why Upstate Jobs was so invested in several races around the State this year. [...]

Tesla’s Buffalo Plant gets $884 M Write Down

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 has been the marquee Buffalo Billion project of Tesla. Just this week, new questions have [...]

Upstate group backs Dixon for executive

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 on rooting out corruption, fixing a broken economy, and fixing a broken two-party system. This [...]

UJP Endorses Dixon for Erie County Executive

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 focus on rooting out corruption, fixing a broken economy, and fixing a broken two-party system. [...]

Buffalo must work on sustaining its STEM economy

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 State region, and David Robinson’s commentary in The Buffalo News serves as an accurate analysis [...]

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

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 the election for Onondaga County Executive and strike down the unconstitutional practice. UJP - a [...]

Upstate Jobs Party Announces Policy Forum in Central New York

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 the Upstate Economy, the Innovation Economy, and how supporting entrepreneurism can help reinvigorate Upstate. This [...]

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

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 announced that candidates from both major Parties have filed petitions with the Board of Elections [...]

CEO Survey Shows More Jobs For Upstate College Graduates

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 average salaries that are up to 60% higher than the average salary in a typical [...]

TV Coverage of Regional Policy Forum

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 shared their insight on what's helping and hurting business and economic growth.  Check out the [...]

RSVP For Utica Regional Forum!

UJP is bringing its message to the Mohawk Valley! Join us at the Clark City Center of Utica College on Wednesday, May 15 for our first Regional Policy Forum Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Location: 177 Genesee Street, Utica, NY Tickets: Click here. This will be an open forum [...]

UJP Announces First Regional Policy Forum in Utica

Utica, NY – The Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) today announced a new series of events that will focus on the Upstate Economy, the Innovation Economy, and how supporting entrepreneurism can help reinvigorate Upstate. The first forum will take place in Utica, NY at the Clark City Center of Utica College [...]

UJP Reacts to Amazon HQ2 Deal

Upstate Jobs Party Calls for Renewed Upstate Focus and Economic Development Overhaul UJP cites Amazon NYC deal, Solar City, and Nano Film Hubs as endemic of a broken system Albany, NY – While politicians are celebrating news of Amazon’s selection of New York City for a HQ2, the Upstate Jobs [...]

New York Voters Join UJP in ‘Riding the Wave’

The 2018 Election was broadly predicted to be a “Blue Wave” across the country, as pundits and activists alike anticipated widening partisan divisiveness to manifest itself in a major win for Democrats in the first real electoral test of the Trump Presidency.  Enthusiasm from all New York voters was manifested [...]

Capitol Pressroom: Supporting candidates down ballot

By WCNY In 2016, the Upstate Jobs Party was formed to give a platform to congressional candidate and businessman Martin Babinec. In this cycle, the Party isn’t putting up a gubernatorial candidate but instead supporting candidates down ballot. Timothy Dunn, Communications Director for the Upstate Jobs Party, explained the party’s [...]

Upstate Jobs Party Endorses Keith Wofford for Attorney General

UJP makes only Statewide race endorsement; cites compelling vision for seeing how AG priorities can influence job creation Albany, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) founder Martin Babinec today announced a major endorsement by UJP, the first the independent organization has made in a Statewide race. UJP announced their strong [...]

State of Politics: Upstate Jobs Party Endorses Wofford

By State of Politics Republican attorney general candidate Keith Wofford on Thursday was endorsed by the Upstate Jobs Party, a ballot line created in 2016. The group is led by businessman Martin Babinec, who ran on the ballot for the 22nd congressional district two years ago. Babinec has been backing [...]

NY business groups renew support of Antonacci in state Senate race

By Robert Harding | Auburnpub.com Ahead of Election Day, business groups reiterated their support of Bob Antonacci in the 50th Senate District race. Antonacci, a Republican, held a press conference Monday at OneGroup in Syracuse with leaders of several New York-based business groups. His supporters include the Upstate Jobs Party, [...]

Building a New Political Party in New York

Upstate Jobs Party builds strength and focus to establish a recognized political party for the 2022 elections The Upstate Jobs Party is a political movement dedicated to the creation of more good jobs in Upstate NY.  Our mission is to become established as a political party that is focused on [...]

Upstate Jobs Party Joins Calls for Upstate Debate

Upstate political movement calls for real debate of issues impacting millions of New Yorkers Albany, NY – The Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) today added their voice to the calls for debate of Gubernatorial candidates on Upstate issues. Following Tuesday evening’s debate in New York City, UJP leadership noted the complete [...]

Spectrum News: Upstate Jobs Party’s 2018 Strategy

Entrepreneur and venture catalyst Martin Babinec interviews with Spectrum News on Upstate Jobs Party's 2018 Strategy By Capital Tonight Staff | Spectrum News Buffalo Gubernatorial election years are key to a political party's survival in New York. If the candidate for governor running on their line gets 50 thousand votes, [...]

AuburnPub.com: Eye on NY Podcast

Interview with Upstate Jobs Party Founder Martin Babinec By: Robert Harding | auburnpub.com Today on the Eye on NY podcast: • An interview with Martin Babinec, founder of the Upstate Jobs Party. Babinec is an entrepreneur who ran for Congress in 2016. When he ran for Congress, he launched the [...]