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Dear Fellow Activists,

ALL HANDS ON DECK TO GET OUT THE VOTE! Canvassing is the single best way to assure a win for Democratic candidates.

During these critical last weeks before the November elections, we will canvassing each weekend in Rhinebeck, Clinton, and Red Hook. It is absolutely crucial that we have a high volume of volunteers for knocking on doors! Please register for shifts now so that the Dutchess Democratic campaign can allocate volunteers most effectively.

There will be three shifts each day, morning, mid-day and mid-afternoon. The times will vary slightly depending on the day of the week. The shifts for the next two weekends are listed below, and you can also you can sign-up shifts for 11/4 through 11/7 now.

To sign-up for canvassing in Rhinebeck and Clinton please email David Weiner at weinerdj at aol dot com or leave a voice mail at 845-516-4504. For canvassing in Red Hook, please contact Kris Munn at kmunn at munn dot com or call at (732) 254-9305.


Saturday, 10/21
9:00 AM
12:00 Noon
3:00 PM

Sunday 10/22
10:00 AM
1:00 PM
4:00 PM


Smartphone user? Multiply the effectiveness of our effort with the MiniVan Smart Phone App. Although paper canvassing materials are available, using the MiniVan app on your Android or I-Phone means we don’t need extra volunteers to print lists and input the results of your canvassing. MiniVan takes 5 minutes to learn and is super user friendly and helpful. Just download the MiniVan app from Google Play or the Apple Store, and we’ll show you the rest.

Autumn Social!

Mark your calendars for a pre-election Autumn Social on October 28 at the Rhinecliff Hotel! Congressman Paul Tonko of the 20th district will be joining us along with Chair of the Dutchess Democratic Committee Elisa Sumner, Democratic candidates Robin Lois, Christi Acker and Joel Tyner, as well as Mike Kink and  Christian Perkins. Come learn about the candidates and issues we’ll be voting on in November, including the constitutional convention! Don’t sit this one out! Please rsvp to judy.itfio at gmail dot com.

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Fall canvassing continues…and an invitation!

Please join us for canvassing in Rhinebeck this fall! We’ll be meeting at the Town Hall on Sundays from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Help us register voters and ensure a record turnout this November!

Also, all are invited to our fall social with ITFIO at the Rhinecliff Hotel on October 28 from 4:00-6:00 pm. Come and network with your fellow Indivisibles, get to know local candidates, and hear inspiring speakers. Details below! Spread the word! FullSizeRender

SATURDAY! Rhinebeck Democratic Caucus

Calling Rhinebeck residents! Don’t let the Republicans hijack our caucus again!

A Democratic caucus to fill the seats on the Town Board will be held in Rhinebeck at the Town Hall on Saturday September 9th, 10:00 am.

Elizabeth Spinzia is running as the incumbent for Town Supervisor and there are two Town Board seats with three qualified Democrat candidates competing for the spots:

Brennan Kearney is running for the first time with new ideas and fresh perspective
Chauncey Walker stepped in to fill a vacancy and is running for a full term this time around.
Joe Gelb has served for 8 years and would like to continue his tenure.

Rhinebeck is counting on us to keep the Republicans from hijacking our caucus. You must live in Rhinebeck, be a registered Democrat and show up!

There will be caucuses throughout the District. For more information contact us at

[CORRECTION NOTE: In the email sent out 9/4/17, we incorrectly stated that Joe Gelb has served for 12 years on the board. Mr. Gelb has served for 8 years. We regret the error.]


A Change is Gonna Come

Dear Fellow Activists,

Last month we shared the exciting news that Hudson Valley Strong will be partnering with Indivisible The Fight Is On (ITFIO) to provide the strongest possible platform to support political activism to protect our people and values while resisting Trump and his reactionary agenda. The previously unimaginable events of the past few weeks that saw neo Nazis, KKK and violent white supremacists marching through the streets of Charlottesville and Trumps strident defense of their actions underscore the challenges we face and the need to work in strong coalition.

We are proud to work side by side with the members of ITFIO and feel fortunate we can strengthen our efforts by extending our reach to magnify the impact of our actions. As part of our efforts ITFIO will be sending out their weekly Action Priorities to all Hudson Valley Strong members. This email includes timely information about political developments as well as a focused listing of high impact actions that we can all take. In the event you do not wish to be included on the Action Priorities mailing list, please let us know. But please be assured that your email address will remain confidential and will not be shared with any other group or used by any campaign. As the summer draws to a close please look in your email inbox for a brief survey where you can share your thoughts and opinions on how you would like to direct your activism and how you would like to engage in these efforts.

Yours in activism,

Hudson Valley Strong Steering Committee

Resisting Trump, Trumpism and the reactionary Republican agenda


@hudsonvalstrong (Twitter)

Event: Sunday, August 20, & Saturday, October 7 — Voter Registration & Candidate Canvassing Days — Rhinebeck Town Hall

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 for more info.