Call for Action, Citizen Activism, Election Victories, Event Notification, Uncategorized, Voting = Resistance



This is the easiest door-to-door there is, going to homes that have already indicated they are supporting our candidates and following up with them to make sure they are ready to vote.

With only four canvassing days left until the general election, it is absolutely crucial that we get more volunteers to knock on doors of Democratic voters from Saturday 11/4 through Election Day 11/7. Please register for shifts now so that the Democratic campaign can allocate volunteers most effectively. HVS is focusing on Rhinebeck, Red Hook and Clinton, and we can connect you with other locations. There will be three shifts available each day:

Saturday & Monday: 9:00 AM, 12:00 Noon, 3:00 PM
Sunday & Tuesday: 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM


Saturday (11/4), Sunday (11/5) & Monday (11/6)
Rima Liscum Home
94 Old Albany Post Road, Rhinebeck [Go up driveway across from mailbox. At fork in the driveway stay to the right and drive up the hill to the house]

Tuesday (11/7) Election Day
Brennan Kearney Home
15 Center Street, Rhinebeck

To sign-up for canvassing in Rhinebeck please email David Weiner at or leave a voice mail at 845-516-4504


Schultzville General Store
835 Fiddlers Bridge Rd, Shultzville
Register with Samuel Moyer at

Red Hook

Please contact Brian Kelley at 845-380-8568 or

Other Areas

Please contact Christian Perkins at or 914-482-1279


Citizen Activism, Election Victories, Event Notification, Uncategorized, Voting = Resistance

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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Call for Action, Citizen Activism, Election Victories, Event Notification, Uncategorized, Voting = Resistance

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.]


Citizen Activism, Uncategorized

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 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)

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