Rising Up

Rising Up

Events, horrible and extraordinary, keep overtaking my writing of this post. Suffice it to say that we are clearly engaged in the most important political fight of all of our lives. The good news is that every day Americans are rising up to resist him, many of whom have never been political before. The Women’s…

Power in Unity

Power in Unity

“There is more power in unity than division.” ~ Emanuel Cleaver Dear Fellow Dems, We live in disquieting times. The 2016 election saw our worst nightmares come true. But Democrats do not give up. We stand strongest together – there IS power in unity. So, we will put aside minor differences that could divide us. We…

Childrens March for Kindness – Dec. 11th

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A group of parents is organizing The Childrens March for Kindness + Kids Speak Out on December 11th at 12:30 pm in Central Park in NYC. The purpose of the Childrens March for Kindness is to empower children who have been upset by the recent election by enabling them to experience positive changes they can…

Abolish the IDC

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At our last meeting our august Vice Chair, Elisa Sumner, led the Progressive Caucus in a rousing discussion of what are key steps in actually moving forward real progress in New York State. The Caucus’ conclusion: abolish the IDC. Elisa made it clear how unhappy real Democrats are with the IDC’s continuing relationship with the…

Resolutions for May 2016 NYS Democratic Meeting

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Resolutions Calling for Ethics Reform and the IDC to Return to NY Senate Democratic Conference As we head to Saratoga Springs for the NYS Democratic Committee Meeting and Convention on May 23rd, 2016 we are delighted that our two important Caucus resolutions are garnering press coverage, most recently by Jimmy Vielkind in www.capitalnewyork.com. While some may…

Dutchess County Dems Host Awards Brunch

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Dutchess County Dems May 1st Brunch features keynote address by Carl Heastie, Speaker of the NYS Assembly and remarks by Basil Smilke, NYS Democratic Party Executive Director. On Sunday, May 1st the Dutchess County Dems and Chairwoman Elisa Sumner will honor Alice and Fred Bunnell, Micki Strawinski and Francine Umparo at the Dutchess Golf Club, 2628…