Citizen Activism, Event Notification

*CANCELED* Volunteer Inspiration & Mobilization 2020, Saturday, April 25


We regret we have had to cancel this event.

Please come to Hudson Valley Strong’s

Volunteer Inspiration & Mobilization 2020

Saturday, April 25, 1-3 at Bard College in Annandale-On-Hudson


Congressman Antonio Delgado

NYS Senate Candidate Karen Smythe

NYS Assemblyman Kevin Cahill

Click the link for details and tickets:

Citizen Activism, Event Notification, Uncategorized

*CANCELED* Free Community Screening of Newtown, March 29


We regret we have had to cancel this event.

Join us for a free screening of Newtown followed by a forum/discussion, on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 12-3 PM at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck, NY.

Hosted by Moms Demand Action – NY. Space is limited — you will need to RSVP. Click this link for more information and to RSVP.

Link to Newtown screening


Karen Smythe Stands With “Hudson Valley Stands Up” for Gun Violence Prevention

Karen Smythe stands with Hudson Valley Stands Up (HVSU). HVSU is a student led gun violence prevention organization that came together after Parkland. HVSU hosts a postcard writing party where they asked Mitch McConnell why he won’t bring gun violence prevention legislation to the floor. A bipartisan vote in the House sent it to the Senate and it has been sitting there for over a year. 100 people a day die from gun violence in the United States and over 90% of Americans want Universal Background Checks so why doesn’t Mitch McConnell bring it to a vote? These students are sick of live shooter drills!


Karen Smythe for New York State Senate

Karen Smythe is running for New York State Senate.

Karen’s Promise to Hudson Valley Families:

  • WORK to increase jobs and economic opportunities in the Hudson Valley
  • STAND UP for taxpayers and workers
  • EXPAND access to affordable healthcare
  • ENSURE our schools are well funded and support investment in Career & Technical training
  • PROTECT our environment and push for more green jobs
  • PASS common-sense gun safety laws
  • COMBAT discrimination and promote equality
  • MAKE Albany work for the Hudson Valley

Click the link to learn about Karen’s campaign:

Health Care

Rep. Delgado Statement on COVID-19 Legislation

U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) released the following statement on the bipartisan legislation passed by the House March 4, 2020, to support public health efforts to address COVID-19.

“Today, the House took decisive, bipartisan action to prepare our country for the spread of COVID-19. This legislative package includes important new funding that supports our public health officials and first responders. It is clear that the coronavirus requires an effective, coordinated, and comprehensive government-wide response. This is the first of many actions we must take to prepare for the spread of COVID-19,” said Rep. Delgado.

The bipartisan legislation passed by the House today includes:

  • More than $3 billion for research and development of vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics;
  • $2.2 billion in public health funding for prevention, preparedness, and response, $950 million of which supports state & local health agencies;
  • Nearly $1 billion for procurement of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, to support healthcare preparedness and Community Health Centers, and to improve medical surge capacity;
  • $61 million to facilitate the development and review of medical countermeasures, devices, therapies, and vaccines, and to help mitigate potential supply chain interruptions;
  • $1.25 billion to address the coronavirus abroad to help keep Americans safe at home; and
  • Allows for low-interest loans to affected small businesses, to help cushion the economic blow of COVID-19.

The emergency supplemental also contains other strong provisions to ensure a full response. The bill:

  • Allows seniors to access telemedicine services for coronavirus treatment;
  • Ensures state and local governments are reimbursed for costs incurred while assisting the federal response.