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 School Board Candidates
who believe in expanding
the minds of our children
Not shutting them down!!


Find your voting location in Dutchess County
Please: Confirm with your local school board
on location and time
Anyone who cannot vote in person during polling hours
can walk in this morning and obtain an
absentee ballot from the District Clerk
in your local District office
Call ahead if you’re not sure

PLEASE NOTE:  RHINEBECK school board election voters: 

When: Tuesday, May 17 from 2pm – 9pm 
Where: Cafeteria of Bulkeley Middle School, 45 N. Park Road, Rhinebeck

Watch the Meet the Candidates Forum

Read an article about the Rhinebeck candidates HERE
There are three positions and four candidates
We support
Juliet Gorman, Mary-Kay Lombino and Steve Jenkins

PLEASE NOTE: RED HOOK school board election voters:
Vote at Mill Road Elementary School
Voting will be from noon to 9pm on May 17

There are two open seats
We support Kelly Borrelle and Kevin Storrs

PLEASE NOTE: ARLINGTON school board election voters:
The Arlington Teachers Union is endorsing the following slate of candidates:
Tornatore, Quinn and Cahill

to the elected officials who spoke so eloquently –
to law enforcement who closed the streets for us –
to all the volunteers
 to everyone who marched with us on Saturday
to support Abortion Justice
A big shout-out to our co-hosts
Ulster Invisible!!!
We’ll be teaming up with them in the future
because we’re going to have to 
meet again 
and again and again
in the streets
to make it clear that we won’t stop demanding our rights

 Strengthen NY as a Sanctuary State!

Please contact your legislators about these important bills:

  • NYS Equality Amendment (S8797): The proposed amendment to Article 1 (Bill of Rights) of NY State’s Constitution would give every person full and equal rights under the law and fill in the gaps in the existing constitutional language, which fails to fully reflect a commitment to inclusive equal rights. It explicitly includes pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in its protections. A companion Assembly bill is being fine-tuned.
  • Freedom and Equity Program bill (A10148): This González-Rojas bill, along with Senator Cleare’s as yet unnumbered companion bill, would create a state abortion fund that would ensure that providers get resources through the Department of Health to cover the potential influx of people coming to the state to receive care.
  • New York Abortion Access Fund (S758/A1926): This Biaggi/Reyes bill would establish a NY Abortion Access Fund and permit taxpayers to voluntarily contribute to it on their state income tax return form.

Bills Offering Legal Protections for Abortion:

  • FIRE HATE ACT (S90309/A10094): Modifies civil-rights law to empower people to sue in New York State Supreme Court if their home state tries to criminalize them for receiving abortion or gender affirming care here. 
  • Three Krueger/Lavine bills for protecting providers: S8777/A9627, S8778/A9615, S8779/A9613
    And please donate to the 
    National Network of Abortion Funds.
There were FIVE mass shootings from Friday to Sunday this past weekend
Are you ready yet to speak up and show up
to end gun violence?
Gather at Mansion Square Park in Poughkeepsie
165 Mansion St.
This Saturday
May 21
from 1pm – 6pm

We are awaiting the final district map 
which will be confirmed on May 20
News about the redistricting has been released but
we’ll update with the final maps next week

School Board on Tuesday, May 17 TODAY
Local primaries on June 28th
Special Election – TBD
Congressional and State Primary on August 28 
General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 8
Hudson Valley Strong News

The HVS Rhinebeck Market Table Returns May  29th
We will be receiving market dates on a month by month basis.
See you at the Market!!
Stop by to sign up to volunteer to support candidates,
register to vote, change your voter registration from NYC to the Hudson Valley
or just to say hello!


Hudson Valley Strong 
can now accept DONATIONS
Thanks to all who responded to the launch
of our first donor campaign!
Donate HERE
and help us raise awareness about elections, candidates,
the importance of preserving our Democracy and our freedom!

For more information:  Email us HERE
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what you would like to do to
a. Reelect our Democratic candidates
b. Flip red to blue
c. Save our democracy


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Hudson Valley Strong is an Indivisible-aligned group in New York State’s 19th Congressional District.  HVS seeks to create a more just society through our democratic values and grassroots engagement. We are a volunteer group with members throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley region.  Visit us on Facebook.