SPECIAL ELECTION TUESDAY APRIL 24!
Every Democrat in the 102nd and 107th Assembly Districts should turn out to vote for our terrific candidates, Aidan O’Connor and Cindy Doran, in the April 24 special election.
The 102nd Assembly District includes the towns of Stuyvesant and Stockport, and the 107th Assembly District includes the towns of Austerlitz, Canaan, Chatham, Hillsdale, Kinderhook, and New Lebanon.
In person absentee voting is available NOW at the Board of Elections, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The BOE will also have extra hours on April 12 and April 19 (open until 7:00 p.m.) and on Saturdays April 14 and April 21, open 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Columbia County Board of Elections
401 State Street, Hudson 12534
CLAVERACK DEMOCRATS WORKING TO INCREASE VISIBLITY
Last Saturday, the Claverack Dems had a hugely successful town-wide event to increase visibility within the community. This was the first event, but more are planned. Read about these great local efforts to spread our Democratic message.
TACONIC HILLS SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT
The Taconic Hills School Board Election is May 15 and we are asking the town chairs with voters in the Taconic Hills School District (Claverack,Taghkanic, Copake, Ancram, Hillsdale, Ghent and Austerlitz) to assist with the efforts to get out the vote for Democrat David Baylen. Volunteer or learn more by contacting David at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-291- 9161.
REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED STATE SENATE FAILS CITIZENS
“Lawmakers patted themselves on the back for getting a state budget on time, but for the citizens who were ignored, overlooked or just kicked to the curb, the party went on without them. We’re speaking about the adult victims of childhood sexual abuse, who were again left holding the dirty end of the stick as the Legislature failed to pass the long-pursued Child Victims Act, which would have extended the statute of limitations for civil suits filed against the offenders.”
Activists supporting the Child Victims Act will be working hard to unseat state Sen. George Amedore Jr., R-46, and Sen. Kathy Marchione, R-43, who represent Greene and Columbia counties, respectively. Read the rest of this story here.
HONOR DIDI BARRETT ON MAY 18
Please join Patti Matheney, Koethi Zan, and the Ghent Democrats at Love Apple Farm on May 18 to honor Assemblywoman Didi Barrett. Details are available here; purchase tickets online.
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
Stockport Democrats will host a meet and greet on April 21, 3:00 p.m., at the home of Malcolm Nance. Aidan O’Connor will also attend. All are welcome, even if you’re not from Stockport. Details are available here.
The State Convention of the New York State Democratic Committee will be held on Long Island on May 23 and May 24. Caucus meetings and other opportunities will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on May 22 at Marriott Uniondale.
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We would love to work more with town committees, activists, and community groups in Columbia County to promote events that will be of interest to our CCDC members. If you have an event to submit, please email the details (date, time, location, including street address, cost, RSVP information, etc.) to email@example.com for inclusion in our newsletter and to be shared on our Facebook page.
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