Trailblazers PAC in the News


Democrat and Chronicle – Lyric Theatre political parody show to include Louise Slaughter tribute
By: Democrat and Chronicle Staff Reports April 22, 2019 A political parody and musical with a tribute to the late
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Rochester Business Journal – Front Porch Politics
By: Rochester Business Journal Staff April 18, 2019 The Lyric Theatre is bringing a tribute performance for the late congresswoman Louis
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Rochester City Newspaper – Front Porch Politics: A Musical Entertainment
When: Tue., April 23, 6:30 p.m. Price: $100 Trailblazers PAC’s tribute to Congresswoman Louis Slaughter, featuring political parody lyrics to Broadway show
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WETM Political Talk Unrig Summit
ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) – It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for “Political Talk” with Tom Santulli, and Leslie
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Leslie Danks Burke on Frankly Speaking with Frank Acomb
Founder and president Leslie Danks Burke discusses Trailblazers PAC’s pilot cycle and the organization’s move to go national in 2019
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Tony Pucci on Frankly Speaking with Frank Acomb
Endorsed Trailblazer and Trailblazers PAC Executive Committee member Tony Pucci discusses 2019 local elections in Chemung County, New York and
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The Harlem Valley News – Danks Burke Speaks at National Summit to Unrig Politics
The Harlem Valley News (see full article) April 3, 2019 (NASHVILLE, TN) – Over 2,000 people from all 50 states
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The Evening Tribune – Regional PAC Featured at Conference
The Hornell Evening Tribune (see full article) April 4, 2019 (NASHVILLE, TN) – Over 2,000 people from all 50 states
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The Case for Bipartisan Endorsements – Capital Tonight
Trailblazers PAC President and Founder Leslie Danks Burke and Stakeholder Amory Houghton III joined Liz Benjamin to discuss Trailblazers PAC’s
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Looking ahead to 2019 Local Elections – FingerLakes1.com
President and Founder Leslie Danks Burke joined Jackie Augustine and Josh Durso on FingerLakes1.com’s Debrief Podcast to look ahead to
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Finger Lakes Times Write On: Choose inclusion not exclusion
Michael Fitzgerald’s Write On for the Finger Lakes Times puts Trailblazers PAC’s nonpartisan work at the local level into the
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Leslie Danks Burke FingerLakes1.com Election Night Coverage
President and Founder Leslie Danks Burke joined Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine, and Jim Sinicropi on the FingerLakes1.com election night coverage
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WENY – Trailblazers PAC Makes Learning About Politics Fun
WENY’s Christina Episcopo reports: CORNING N.Y. (WENY)– Trailblazers PAC is a nonpartisan clean government organization that is using musical theater to
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Leslie Danks Burke FingerLakes1.com Interview – 10/14/2018
President and Founder Leslie Danks Burke speaks with Josh Durso of FingerLakes1.com about the role money plays in local elections,
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Leslie Danks Burke Family Life Radio Interview – 9/14/2018
President and Founder Leslie Danks Burke speaks with Bob Price about New York’s primary election results and the key role
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Leslie Danks Burke Capitol Pressroom – 9/12/2018
Susan Arbetter of WCNY interviews Leslie Danks Burke on The Capitol Pressroom about Trailblazers PAC’s recent report finding that 1 of
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TPAC Barnstorming in Blossburg, PA
Leslie Danks Burke, Josh Marshall, and Mayor of Blossburg, PA Shane Nickerson talk about the importance of local government, the
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Leslie Danks Burke Family Life Radio Interview – 8/14/2018
Leslie Danks Burke discusses federal, state, and local politics and voter-engagement in an interview with Bob Price of Family Life
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Leslie Danks Burke Family Life Radio Interview – 7/18/2018
Leslie Danks Burke joined Family Life Network’s discussion of America pushing back against those who try to disenfranchise our republic
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Still, I Rise – Interview of Leslie Danks Burke by Maria Thomas Fisher – 5/26/18
  “It’s easy to tell the story of division”   Leslie Danks Burke talks with Maria Thomas Fisher about how
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Poughkeepsie Journal: “Get involved in local politics, help improve community”
Written by Trailblazer Jimmy Pearson Last November, I ran for Dutchess County Legislature (in the 25th District, including Amenia, Washington,
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Harlem Valley News: “Letter To The Editor: Running for Local Office: A call for candidates”
Written by Trailblazer Jimmy Pearson Last November, I ran for Dutchess County Legislature (in the 25th District, including Amenia, Washington,
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The Corning Leader: “AAUW hosts state convention”
CORNING – The American Association of University Women (AAUW) held its New York State Convention at the Corning Radisson throughout
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FingerLakes1.com: “POLITICS & MUSIC: Trailblazers mini-musical focuses on increased engagement”
It was about telling the story of politics through music. On Tuesday, April 17th a popular venue in Geneva was
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Finger Lakes Times: “Trailblazers PAC hits Geneva stage”
GENEVA — It’s not every day that a movement focused on good government is depicted in a musical that features
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Leslie Danks Burke Interview with Frazer Rice – 3/19
Today we were able to speak with Leslie Danks Burke. She is a public advocate and the Founder and President
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Leslie Dankes Burke Interview with FLX1
Government transparency. They are two words frequently debate, and discussed within the realm of politics, but one group says they’re
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ithaca.com: “Trailblazers PAC calls on Reclaim NY to release finances”
Former New York State Senate candidate and Ithaca resident Leslie Danks Burke’s clean government organization, Trailblazers PAC, has called on
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Ithaca Journal: “Your Turn: Consider running for local office”
Presidents Day honors George Washington, the father of our country, and Abraham Lincoln, the great emancipator. These men share something
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WRHU-FM’s A League of Our Own
Listen here as Trailblazers PAC President and Founder, Leslie Danks Burke, discusses Trailblazers PAC and women in politics with Emily
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MyTwinTiers.com: “Workshop to learn about local politics”
The Trailblazers PAC held a workshop in Elmira Saturday for those who want to learn the ins and outs of
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AuburnPub.com: “Eye on NY: PAC brings ‘front porch politics’ to NY, PA local elections”
It is not uncommon to see a candidate who ran an unsuccessful campaign for elective office form a political action
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Ithaca.com: The General Election is Coming: Will Tompkins County Residents Show Up To Vote?
At first glance, Tompkins County seems fired up. The election of Donald Trump galvanized a new political verve here. Every
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Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, Former Congressman Richard Hanna Join “Front Porch Politics” Conversation with Trailblazers PAC
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D – Rochester) and former Congressman Richard Hanna (R – Utica) Saturday tonight joined Trailblazers PAC for a “Front Porch
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WCNY Capital Pressroom: September 29, 2017 – Leslie Danks Burke
In this month’s GOP primary for Rensselaer County Executive, just over 1.5% of the county’s population voted for the winner,
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The Messenger Post: Trailblazers PAC endorses Kevin Beckford for Pittsford Town Board
Trailblazers PAC, the non-partisan pro-transparency organization founded by former State Senate candidate Leslie Danks Burke, announced the endorsement of Kevin
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NPR Around the Nation: Rural Democrats Try To Make Inroads In Republican Strongholds
Rural Democrats are trying to figure out how to make their party relevant to voters who don’t live in cities.
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Spectrum News: Finding common ground despite divisive rhetoric in Washington
Political divisions seem to be growing bigger by the day, but some politicians in New York insist that people of
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Ithaca Journal: Teens get political guidance from local leaders
Finding common ground among parties and working toward bipartisan solutions were among the reoccurring themes as local politicians spoke to
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WETM: Leslie Danks Burke Helps Launch New “Trailblazers PAC”
HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (18 NEWS) – Leslie Danks Burke is launching a group dedicated to supporting candidates for local office who are committed
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Ithaca.com: Leslie Danks-Burke launches PAC to spur new, populist movement
In mid-December at a table in the downtown Collegetown Bagels, Leslie Danks-Burke – a local attorney and onetime state senate
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Ithaca Voice: Democrat Leslie Danks Burke launches Trailblazers PAC to keep politicians accountable
HORSEHEADS, N.Y. – In the face of the 2016 election cycle where populist voters on the left and the right
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Finger Lakes Times: WRITE ON: And who is ‘the government’?
Not many people would connect the dots between former President Ronald Reagan’s 1981 inaugural remarks and a new political action
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Finger Lakes Times: Weil endorsed by Trailblazers PAC
Rachel Weil, candidate for a county supervisor seat from the town of Seneca Falls, has been endorsed by the Trailblazers
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The Harlem Valley News: Trailblazers PAC Endorses Jimmy Pearson for Dutchess County Legislature
(Horseheads) – Trailblazers PAC, the non-partisan pro-transparency organization founded by former State Senate candidate Leslie Danks Burke, today announced the
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