Category Archives: Citizen Activism

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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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.]

 

The fight is on!

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 judy.itfio@gmail.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

Resisting Trump, Trumpism and the reactionary Republican agenda

@hudsonvalstrong (Twitter)

http://www.hudsonvalleystrong.org

Hudson Valley Strong – Indivisible (Facebook)

Want Election Success? Act!

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.

According to our friends at NY19votes, our district has over 100,000 voters Continue reading

July 23, Sunday, 1p – 6p Canvass Locations in the NY19 Congressional District

Please see separate post for Rhinebeck Canvassing

Columbia County

Spencertown — Austerlitz Town Hall, 812 NY-203, Spencertown NY 12165

New Lebanon — Town Hall, 14755 NY-22, New Lebanon NY 12125

Dutchess County

Poughkeepsie — Home of Paul Donnelly, 33 Greenbush Drive Poughkeepsie NY 12601

LaGrangeville — Home of Ann and Bill McCabe, 81 Darren Road, LaGrangeville, NY 12540

Otsego County

Morris — Morris Firehouse, 117 E Main St, Morris, NY 13808

Ulster County

New Paltz — Home of Glenn Geher, 18 Carroll Lane, New Paltz, 12561