Election Victories, Event Notification, Uncategorized, Voting = Resistance

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
Election@Bard

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
NY19votes
Progressive Turnout Project
Strong Economy for All Coalition
Working Families Party

 

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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 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.]

 

Citizen Activism, Voting = Resistance

Report on Resistance Leadership Summit

On Saturday, July 8th, the Resistance Leadership Summit was held in Hudson. It was a gathering of activists from Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Sullivan, and Rensselaer counties, representing many Indivisible affiliated groups, Citizens Action, Democratic county committees, and elected officials. Presentations were given by local officials and organizers, and smaller breakout sessions on a variety of topics were featured.

Assemblywoman Didi Barrett was the excellent introductory speaker. In her talk, she stressed the following: the Democrat who runs against Rep. Faso needs to campaign on local issues of concern to the people in our district, Democrats need to win in this November’s elections, and protesting is important, but GOTV is even more important so we can flip seats in 2017 and 2018.

The chair of the Columbia County Democratic Committee talked about local candidate campaigning. Door-to-door canvassing is crucial, phone banking is less effective than it used to be, and getting people out to vote is key. Continue reading “Report on Resistance Leadership Summit”

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What Can We Learn from Corbyn/Labour Gains?

A Hudson Valley Strong member writes:

I’ve been reading a lot about the Corbyn/Labour gains (as well as the huge Macron win), to glean what I can that might be helpful to us in NY-19 vis-a-vis our grass roots efforts. One thing that strikes me is that the galvanizing and hopeful results for both Corbyn and Macron come from very different political/policy perspectives. For that reason, I don’t think we can necessarily draw, as some are wont to do, that a “progressive” platform is the key ingredient to an electoral win. As they say, it all depends.

Continue reading “What Can We Learn from Corbyn/Labour Gains?”