Here’s some info about a local V-Day event that is happening tonight —
The Time to Rise is Now!
Wednesday, February 14
6 PM to 8 PM
outdated: an antique café
314 Wall Street, Kingston
One Billion Rising
Hudson Valley, NY
There is a lot of great stuff happening for Black History Month
in Kingston, starting with:
Economic Film Series: Black Wall Street
Friday, February 2
6 PM to 8 PM
AJ Williams-Myers African Roots Library
43 Gill Street, Kingston
Black History Month Kingston: Kick-Off Event
Saturday, February 3
1 PM to 5 PM
Lace Mill, 165 Cornell Street, Kingston
This film will be shown twice locally, as a remembrance of the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade, and to illuminate some of the current events surrounding this landmark decision.
Monday, January 22, 8 PM, Upstate Films, 6415 Montgomery Street (Route 9), Rhinebeck
Wednesday, January 24, 7:15 PM, Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main Street, Rosendale
Get to one of these screenings if you can, and bring your family and friends!…Susan H.
NYS Women Vote!
Honoring the Past 100 Years: November 1917 to November 2017
There’s a lot of exciting stuff going on in New York this month, and beyond.
Let’s honor our heritage as we move forward to our future!
Here are a few important dates to keep in mind:
Saturday, November 4, 2017 to May 13, 2018
A Special Exhibit at the NYS Museum in Albany celebrating women’s suffrage
Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial
Monday, November 6, 2017
The 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in New York State.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Polls are open from 6 AM to 9 PM.
Please send any other local or state centennial-related events my way for our website calendar – thanks!…Susan H.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, is Election Day!
Please get out and vote.
Encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to vote too.
We have many local elections and three ballot proposals.
Turn Your Ballot Over!
There are three important proposals on the back of the ballot:
Proposal Number One: Shall there be a convention to revise the Constitution?
Proposal Number Two: Allowing the Complete or Partial Forfeiture of a Public Officer’s Pension if He or She is Convicted of a Certain Type of Felony
Proposal Number Three: Authorizing the Use of Forest Preserve Land for Specified Purposes
For information about what these amendments will do if they are approved and the background of each of the proposals, go to:
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:
AAUW Kingston branch members,
Here is some information about two upcoming educational sessions / forums regarding the November 7 ballot proposal on the NYS Constitutional Convention. I strongly encourage
you to attend one or both of these to learn about this important proposal.
1. Tonight, October 12, 6:30 to 8 PM —
New York State Constitutional Convention: Yes or No? What it is and what it means to New York State Residents
Morton Memorial Library
82 Kelly Street
2. Monday, October 16, 6 PM to 8 PM —
Yes or No? A New York State Constitutional Convention?
Coykendall Science Building Auditorium
SUNY New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
Please let me know if you hear of other events like these – thanks!…
Susan Holland, 845-389-3961
Today is the Citizens’ March —
We’ll be kicking it off at 12 noon at Academy Green (238 Clinton Avenue) in Kingston.
This is so important. We need to keep the pressure on our NY-19 Congressman, John Faso, so that he votes against the current proposed budget. That’s right, we need to keep on, keeping on. This fight is far from over!
Not only will we not accept the cuts to health care, education, housing, and everything else we care about; we are demanding more. We are demanding a moral budget, one that works for all of us, not just for the super-rich. It is possible, but we need to fight!
I’m amazed by the community support – over 30 organizations have endorsed the march, and it’s going to be big! We’ll hear great music from Hudson Valley’s Tin Horn Uprising, inspiring words from local organizers who are deep in the fight, and some of our coalition partners at The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools as they kick off a National Campaign to demand fully-funded schools!
I’m looking forward to seeing you!
In Solidarity, Callie
Spread the word about the gender pay gap by joining AAUW’s Equal Pay Day Twitter storm from 2 to 3 PM ET on Tuesday, April 4! Join the conversation and fight for pay equity by using the hashtag #EqualPayDay.
Send me your Equal Pay Day thoughts, ideas, actions, etc. Thanks for all you do!…
Susan H., email@example.com
Additional 2017 Equal Pay Days