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Tuesday, November 6, 2018, is Election Day!
Please get out and vote.
Encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to vote too.
We have congressional, state, and county races, and a ballot proposal (Ulster County).
Ulster County: Turn Your Ballot Over!
There is an important proposal on the back of the ballot:
Proposal Number One: “Shall Section C-10 of the Ulster County Charter be amended to provide for the creation of an independent Redistricting Commission, designed to exclude political influence in revising county legislative districts, as proposed and unanimously approved by the Ulster County Charter Revision Committee?”
Polls are open in our area from 6 AM to 9 PM.
Call me if you need a ride to the polls.
Susan H, 845-389-3961, firstname.lastname@example.org
Election information (LWV website)
Board of Elections websites
– Dutchess County:
– Greene County:
– Ulster County:
Amending the County’s Charter
– an item on the November 6 ballot in Ulster County
Upcoming information sessions to be held on 10/11, 10/13, and 10/24
The League of Women Voters of the Mid-Hudson Region will host three forums to explain the referendum that Ulster County residents will be voting on on November 6. Specifically, voters will be asked if the County’s Charter should be amended to allow the creation of an independent County Redistricting Commission.
This proposed change comes from the unanimous recommendation of the County’s Charter Revision Commission.
The first event will be held on Thursday, October 11 at 7 PM at the Senior Center, 207 Market Street, Saugerties.
Under the proposal, a new Redistricting Commission will be created every 10 years, following each census. No elected officials will be permitted to serve on the Redistricting Commission, and principles will be established regarding the method for creating districts. The final legislative district map will not require approval by the County Legislature.
This new process has been designed to exclude political influence in revising county legislative districts.
Members of the Charter Revision Commission will be on hand to present and explain the results of their work over the past year so that people might understand the proposal before Election Day. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.
There are two additional informational events planned: one at City Hall, 420 Broadway, Kingston on Saturday, October 13 at 10 AM and one at SUNY New Paltz on Wednesday, October 24 at 7 PM at the Terrace. Each event will last approximately 90 minutes.
These community forums are free and open to the public. For more information, call 845-340-2003 and leave a message. Calls will be returned promptly. See also:
Come out Tuesday night to watch
No Choice: a documentary
(and stay for the panel discussion afterward)
Tuesday, October 2
408 Main Street
Listen to several brave women — and one male doctor — tell their stories,
and think about what America would be like for men and women if Roe v. Wade
were no longer the law of the land: if there were no choice.
Did you know? —
New York State does not have a Women’s Health Care law.
If Roe v. Wade were to be overturned, NYS would revert to laws from 1970.
Panel after the screening to discuss election impact on reproductive rights:
Joshua Holland, journalist
Amanda Marcotte, writer
Ruth-Ellen Blodgett, president & CEO of Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley
Questions? Call Lynn Gore, 845-687-9210
Did you vote on the three 2018 AAUW National bylaws amendments?
The voting deadline is tomorrow, Saturday, June 9 at 9 PM EST, so please take a moment now and vote if you haven’t yet!
Check your in-box for an email from AAUW National (on April 25 or May 9, for example) and click on the Vote Now button to get started.
To vote, go to: https://www.aauw.org/resource/national-election/
Questions? Call or email me at email@example.com, 845-389-3961.
This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. Remember to wear red in solidarity!
Urge your representatives to fight for fair pay:
This year, AAUW has observed or will observe the following additional equal pay days:
Join AAUW Kingston on a bus trip to see marvelous exhibits at two Albany museums,
featuring Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial at the NYS Museum
9 AM – Leave Kingston Plaza (Hannaford parking lot – the section near the ball field)
10:30 AM – Visit the Albany Institute of History & Art (entrance fee included in trip cost)
– Well-Dressed in Victorian Albany: 19th Century Fashion from the Albany Institute Collection
– The Hudson River School: Landscape Paintings from the Albany Institute
– Nineteenth-Century American Sculpture: Erastus Dow Palmer and His Protégés Launt Thompson, Charles Calverly, and Richard Park
– A Gather of Glass: Selections from the Museum’s Collection
– Ancient Egypt
– Traders and Culture: Colonial Albany and the Formation of American Identity
12 noon – Bus to NYS Museum
12:15 PM – Drop off at NYS Museum. Lunch on your own at the new onsite café (handicapped-accessible), or, cross the street for more choices on the Concourse
1:15 PM – Visit NYS Museum, featuring the Women’s Suffrage exhibit (free, donations accepted)
Some current exhibits:
– New York’s Suffrage Centennial
– Enterprising Waters: New York’s Erie Canal (Phase One)
– A Spirit of Sacrifice: New York State in the First World War
– Adirondack Wilderness Art for the People: Decorated Stoneware from the Weitsman Collection – Beneath the City: An Archeaological Perpective of Albany Bird Hall
– Ice Ages
– M&T Bank New York State Museum Earthquake Center
– Minerals of New York
– Native Peoples of New York
3 PM – Leave NYS Museum
4:30 PM – Arrive at Kingston Plaza
$45 for AAUW members, $50 for non-members
Includes comfortable bus, tip, & Art Institute entrance fee
To register – By 3/1, send check made out to AAUW Kingston to: Marjorie Bot, 58 Twin Ponds Drive, Kingston, NY 12401
For more info, contact trip coordinator Lynn Gore: 845-687-9210, firstname.lastname@example.org