Category Archives: Call for Action

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 info@hudsonvalleystrong.org

[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

inf o@hudsonvalleystrong.com

@hudsonvalstrong (Twitter)

http://www.hudsonvalleystrong.org

Take Action! Sunday July 23rd and Monday, July 24th!

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

Stop the AHCA — Save the ACA!

This is yet another critical week in the effort to prevent the passage of the Senate’s version of the AHCA. At the time of this writing, Senator Schumer continues to lead the Democrats in efforts to slow the process down, shine more light on how AHCA will affect every single American (not just those who get coverage as a result of the ACA) and encourage moderate Republican Senators to vote against the AHCA. Continue reading

To All Medical Professionals: Please Join the #HouseCallsCampaign

Listen to Dr. Danielle Ofri talk about the #HouseCallsCampaign:

One of our Hudson Valley Strong members writes:

I’ve known Danielle for a long time. She’s a doctor and a writer, very much in the lineage of Dr. Oliver Sacks. As he was, she’s a precious combination of thoughtful, smart, skilled, and humane. (You can learn more about Danielle here.)

As Danielle mentions in the video, she recently wrote an Op-Ed in the New York Times. Here’s what happened soon after it appeared:

How an Op-Ed became an Action Continue reading