Networking, Educating, and Advocating for Progressive Action in the Mid-Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley Progressives (HVP) is a grassroots alliance of organizations and individuals who network, educate and advocate for a national and local progressive agenda. We are joining forces to amplify our political clout and to strengthen and grow the grassroots movement for a participatory democracy that works for everyone. (More…)

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NY State Budget Teach-In

DATE: Saturday, February 22, 2014
TIME: 1:00PM
LOCATION: Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston

Please join the Working Families party, New Yorkers Against Fracking, Alliance for a Greater New York, the Alliance for Quality Education, SEIU/1199, HVALF AFL-CIO, Citizen Action, the Fair Elections coalition, the Alliance for a Greater New York, Hudson Valley Progressives and other regional allies as we address major budget issues and face the challenge of uniting to prevent more cuts to services, jobs and programs in a year when the Governor proposes billion dollar tax giveaways.

Come learn about the budget cap and circuit breaker, the gap elimination adjustment in education and progressive taxation.

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Climate Change, Capitalism & Community

The Rosendale Theatre presents the New York State Premiere of

THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE
Climate Change, Capitalism & Community

Wed., Dec. 4, 7:15 pm
Rosendale Theatre
408 Main St.
Rosendale, NY 12472
$7, $5 for Members

Can we embrace profound change joyfully? Thought leaders and activists come together to help us face the present and envision the future. Featuring Bill McKibbin, Joanna Macy, Gus Speth, Roger Payne and more.

This film is deeply moving and profoundly engaging. Indeed, it has the potential to transform lives because it provides visions of how we should live in the midst of massive environmental challenges. I cannot recommend it more highly!
—Mary Evelyn Tucker, Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale

Filmmakers John Ankele and Anne Macksoud present for discussion.

Box office opens at 6:30 pm on the day of the screening. For more information visit the Rosendale Theatre website or call 845-658-8989.

Presented in partnership with Lifebridge Foundation, Sky Lake Shambhala, and Sustainable Hudson Valley.

The Wisdom to Survive is a production of Old Dog Documentaries. Making films to inspire dialogue and action on social, economic and environmental justice for 25 years.

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Meet Up for Undoing Racism in the Hudson Valley

Saturday, October 19, 2013
10:30am
The Cafeteria, 58 Main Street, New Paltz

A kick-off MeetUp, organized by local Ulster resident Peter Heymann, to discuss the organizing of Undoing Racism Workshops in the Hudson Valley. This effort starts with forming a community, a group of people coming together to discuss race and racism and how we can Undo Racism in our lifetime.

Undoing Racism Workshops have been run across the nation for 25+ years by a multi-racial group called The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB). This MeetUp will not be a formal presentation, but a discussion about the basic precepts of PISAB and the Undoing Racism Workshops.

Open to all (races, ages and ethnicities) — and friends from neighboring counties! — who know that racism exists and harshly effects individuals and our whole society.

For more details and to sign up: http://www.meetup.com/Undoing-Racism-Workshops-and-community-organizing-in-Ulster/

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