Demand Better Leadership

The Power of Ten

Special Edition: Call to Action

If there is one person who is most responsible for the degradation of East Ramapo, it is Aron Wieder. In Nov, 2009, Aron Wieder brought Al D’Agostino to East Ramapo. In June of 2011, the school board majority, led by Aron Wieder chose Dr. Joel Klein  for Superintendent of schools. 

Last year, the majority of the Democrats in the Rockland County Legislature supported the oversight bill offered by Assembly members Jaffee and Zebrowski and Senator Carlucci. Mr. Wieder, as the leader of the Democratic majority, should have carried their message to Albany. Instead, he spearheaded the effort to block the legislation.

The Rockland County Legislature Democrats should not allow Mr. Wieder to continue in a leadership role. His record as Majority Leader is inconsistent with Democratic Party values. He put his own opinions ahead of his duty to his fellow legislators.

There are three Democratic Rockland County Legislators who supported the legislation for a monitor in East Ramapo but have not yet indicated if they will oppose a re-nomination of Mr. Wieder. They are Toney Earl, Aney Paul, and Alden Wolfe.

Please call the Legislature at 845-638-5100 and ask to speak to Toney Earl, Aney Paul, and Alden Wolfe. You may be directed to their constituent representatives.

Leave a message:

Thank you for continuing to support strong oversight for East Ramapo. I am calling to ask you not to vote to approve Aron Wieder as Majority Leader. Mr. Wieder does not support strong oversight for East Ramapo. He does not respect our views and he has failed to represent you as your leader.

Then, E-mail the same message:

Hon. Alden H. Wolfe, Chairman

Hon. Toney L. Earl

Hon. Aney Paul

Thank you,

Steven White
Editor, The Power of Ten

Court Date Sept 30; Emilia Wins Primary

Power of Ten Update

In this Issue:

  1. Federal Civil Rights Court Date
  2. Emilia White Wins Democratic Primary
  3. East Ramapo Underground Radio
  4. Two Important Letters Published in Journal News

1) Federal Civil Rights Court Date

The public is encouraged to attend:

Monday September 30 at 10:30 AM

Federal Courthouse Room 621 – Judge Cathy Seibel

300 Quarropas Street White Plains, NY

2) Emilia White Wins Democratic Primary

Emilia White has won the Democratic Primary for Spring Valley Village Trustee!

Emilia was our candidate for East Ramapo School Board in 2009.  She is married to Steven White, editor of this e-newsletter. Emilia has become well known for standing up to bullying from the school board presidents.

Emilia stood out from a crowded field of candidates earning 40% more votes than the next highest vote getter. Those who wish to congratulate her or help with the campaign for the Nov 5th General Election can contact her at

3) East Ramapo Underground Radio

 Listen to the show here:

4) Two Important Letters Published in Journal News

Antonio Luciano: Day correct on East Ramapo’s problems

Rabbi Justin Schwartz: Owners profit as illegal housing poses many dangers