Category Archives: Event Notification

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 rima@hudsonvalleystrong.org for more info.

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

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

Event: July 23rd, Sunday, 1P – 6P — Summer Canvass in Dutchess County, Rhinebeck Town Hall

Hudson Valley Strong is joining with other activists to support the NY19Votes July 23rd Summer Canvass. Canvassing now is critical to Democratic electoral success in both the 2017 and 2018 elections.

We’ll go door to door to register and engage Democratic voters, emphasizing why voting in the November 2017 local elections is key to turning Dutchess county blue. We’ll also get the word out about great local candidates.

Canvassing is easy and fun! There will be a short training session where we’ll review the canvass scripts and the walk lists. Inexperienced canvassers will be partnered with those who have experience. Even if you only have a couple of hours to give, join us! It will make a difference. (Training sessions will start at 1P; though a prompt arrival is appreciated, training sessions also will be held for those who arrive later.)

Meet us at the Rhinebeck Town Hall at 80 East Market Street, Rhinbeck, NY 12572.

Invite your friends, family and co-workers to join us! All are welcome. RSVPs to David Weiner at weinerdj@aol.com are appreciated but not necessary.

Event: June 28, Wednesday, 5:30P–8:00P — Tell the EPA in Person: Protect People and Wildlife, Not GE — Rally at Mural Square, Workshop at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel

June 28th, Wednesday, 6:00P–8:00P – Tell the EPA in Person: Protect People and Wildlife, Not GE

Thanks to Riverkeeper for their work on this issue.

This Wednesday, the EPA is holding a public workshop in Poughkeepsie to
explain its decision to abandon the Hudson River Superfund cleanup and leave two to four times more toxic PCBs in the river than expected. Let the EPA know that you demand that the clean-up of toxic PCBs from the Hudson River continue until the river is truly clean.

This workshop is our community’s best chance to pressure the EPA to compel GE to complete the PCB clean-up. Continue reading