Two dates for voter registration and candidate canvassing in Rhinebeck: Sunday, August 20 (rain date Sunday, August 27) and Saturday, October 7 (rain date Sunday, October 8). Meet at the Rhinebeck Town Hall; training and team formation at 10A; canvassing from 10:30A–2P. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Dear Fellow Activists,
We are excited to let you know that Hudson Valley Strong will be partnering with Indivisible The Fight Is On (ITFIO), a Dutchess County based coordinating organization comprised of sixteen community based teams. These teams, like Hudson Valley Strong, operate autonomously and locally while working together as a larger network to strengthen our voice and extend our reach.
Political action, individually and in coalition, has been the cornerstone of Hudson Valley Strong, and this partnership with ITFIO allows us to better achieve our goals. We will benefit from the scale, reach and shared resources and expertise of the larger ITFIO network while maintaining our identity and autonomy as a Northern Dutchess County based group with members from around the greater Hudson Valley. Rima Liscum will be spearheading the Hudson Valley Strong efforts in alliance with ITFIO.
Locally based meetings and actions will continue and there will be additional opportunities to join larger ITFIO initiatives. We now also have access to extensive resources including a comprehensive set of weekly action priorities, larger ITFIO sponsored countywide and CD 19 events, and social events to network with fellow activists from across our region.
All Hudson Valley Strong members are cordially invited to ITFIO’s August Social to be held at Mahoney’s Pub at the Poughkeepsie Train Station (35 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY) on Saturday, August 5th from 4 to 6 pm. This event will feature guest speaker Michael Kink who will address the New York Constitutional Convention. In addition, you will be able to meet local candidates including Robin Lois (Dutchess County Comptroller), Christie Acker (State Supreme Court Justice) and others. Please RSVP to email@example.com if you will be able to attend.
Hudson Valley Strong was founded to provide its membership with a prominent platform to support their political activism. We are proud of our member’s incredible efforts to deliver on that vision, and we are confident that partnering with ITFIO will sustain that success well into the future.
Yours in activism,
Hudson Valley Strong Steering Committee
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Hudson Valley Strong – Indivisible (Facebook)
Hudson Valley Strong Chair Rima Liscum filed this report: Continue reading
In lieu of our typical general membership meeting this month we will provide Hudson Valley Strong members with the opportunity to take action.
July 23, Sunday, 1:00 pm– 3:00 pm & 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm – Summer Canvass in NY 19 – Turning Rhinebeck & NY19 Blue
July 24, Monday 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm & 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm -Phone bank in protest of HR38 (Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act) Continue reading
The most important thing that we can do right now to protect our community, our environment and our values is to work now for Democratic electoral success in local, state and federal offices in 2017 and in 2018.
As many of us experienced during the November election, phone banking is much less effective than in past years. Door to door canvassing starting NOW is critical for both the 2017 and the 2018 elections. Neighbor to neighbor contact is something that money can’t buy. Many voters skip non-Presidential year elections — every voter that we speak with is many, many more times like to turn out to vote blue in November 2017 and November 2018.
To see all canvassing events, click “Events” in the top menu.
Please see separate post for Rhinebeck Canvassing
Spencertown — Austerlitz Town Hall, 812 NY-203, Spencertown NY 12165
New Lebanon — Town Hall, 14755 NY-22, New Lebanon NY 12125
Poughkeepsie — Home of Paul Donnelly, 33 Greenbush Drive Poughkeepsie NY 12601
LaGrangeville — Home of Ann and Bill McCabe, 81 Darren Road, LaGrangeville, NY 12540
Morris — Morris Firehouse, 117 E Main St, Morris, NY 13808
New Paltz — Home of Glenn Geher, 18 Carroll Lane, New Paltz, 12561
Hudson Valley Strong is joining with other activists to support the NY19Votes July 23rd Summer Canvass. Canvassing now is critical to Democratic electoral success in both the 2017 and 2018 elections.
We’ll go door to door to register and engage Democratic voters, emphasizing why voting in the November 2017 local elections is key to turning Dutchess county blue. We’ll also get the word out about great local candidates.
Canvassing is easy and fun! There will be a short training session where we’ll review the canvass scripts and the walk lists. Inexperienced canvassers will be partnered with those who have experience. Even if you only have a couple of hours to give, join us! It will make a difference. (Training sessions will start at 1P; though a prompt arrival is appreciated, training sessions also will be held for those who arrive later.)
Meet us at the Rhinebeck Town Hall at 80 East Market Street, Rhinbeck, NY 12572.
Invite your friends, family and co-workers to join us! All are welcome. RSVPs to David Weiner at firstname.lastname@example.org are appreciated but not necessary.