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Meet the contenders.

Join us for The Contenders Congressional Candidate Forum held at Bard College’s Olin Hall on December 1st. We will have the opportunity to meet the six Democratic candidates running for Congress in New York’s 19th District. Learn how they compare on the most significant issues of our time, through both prepared and audience questions.

To secure your spot and submit a question for the candidates, please rsvp here. Doors Open at 6 pm. The forum will begin at 6:30 pm.

Following the event, there will be a reception with refreshments and the opportunity to meet the candidates. (8:15 – 9:00)

Childcare will be available. ($5/child)

Moderators: Karen Scharff and Jasmine Gripper

Brought to you by:

Indivisible The Fight is On
Hudson Valley Strong
Bard Center for Civic Engagement
Bard Democrats

Co-Sponsors (in alphabetical order):

Citizen Action of Hudson Valley
Democracy Matters
Dutchess County Democratic Committee
Dutchess County Progressive Action Alliance
Dutchess County Young Democrats
HERS (Hudson Valley Empowerment and Research Society)
Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation
Progressive Turnout Project
Strong Economy for All Coalition
Working Families Party


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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 weinerdj@aol.com or leave a voice mail at 845-516-4504


Schultzville General Store
835 Fiddlers Bridge Rd, Shultzville
Register with Samuel Moyer at samuelmoyer@me.com

Red Hook

Please contact Brian Kelley at 845-380-8568 or brian.kelly.rh@gmail.com

Other Areas

Please contact Christian Perkins at christianperkins2112@gmail.com or 914-482-1279


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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.]