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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Fellow Progressives: Meet Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu, Democratic Candidates for NYS Gov and Lt. Gov

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
7 – 8 PM
Ulster County Dem Headquarters
32 John St., Kingston, NY Map
Hosted by UC Dem Women

Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu will be challenging Governor Cuomo and Kathy Hochul in the Democratic Primary. Ms. Teachout’s breakout appearance was at the Working Family Party’s convention in May. She is an organizer, educator and scholar, currently a professor of constitutional law at Fordham University, and best known for her efforts to limit the influence of money in politics. She has worked on political campaigns at every level, and was the head of online organizing for Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign. Mr. Wu is a professor at Columbia Law School, and has written for Slate, the NY Times and Wall Street Journal. His best known work is the development of Net Neutrality theory.

From their website:

“We are running to lay out a bold vision and provide a real choice for voters. New York can have an economy that works for all of us — not one which works only for the wealthy and well connected. We believe in a New York where wages are rising, small businesses are thriving and our public schools are the best in the nation….We will force Governor Cuomo to defend his record of deep education cuts, his tax cuts for banks and billionaires, his refusal to ban fracking and his failure to lead on the Dream Act. He has also failed to deliver on his core campaign promise from four years ago: cleaning up Albany.”

UCDW does not endorse during primary elections but serves to help its members make informed decisions.

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Justice Works: Conference for a Progressive New York

August 2 & 3, 2014
Desmond Hotel
Albany, NY Map
http://justiceworksny.org/

Justice Works is a statewide conference for a progressive New York.  Many informational and skill-building workshops will be offered. Speakers include Dr. Imani Perry, Professor of African American Studies at Princeton, and Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America.  All are welcome.

Conference can be attended in part or whole. Scholarships are available for HVP subscribers: please call CANY HV at 845-637-0174.

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Working Families Party 2014 Convention – Albany, NY

Tentative Schedule of Events Friday, May 30, 2014:
9:00AM – 10:00AM: Wellstone Candidate Training, Wellstone Campaign Manager Training
10:00AM – 11:30AM: BRUNCH, Wellstone Candidate Training, Wellstone Campaign Manager Training
11:30AM – 1:00PM: Wellstone Candidate Training, Wellstone Campaign Manager Training
1:00PM – 4:00PM: TBA
4:00PM – 5:00PM: DINNER
5:00PM – 9:00PM: Wellstone Candidate Training, Wellstone Campaign Manager Training

Saturday, May 31, 2014:
7:30AM – 8AM: Breakfast
8:00AM – 11:00 AM: Wellstone Candidate Training, Wellstone Campaign Manager Training
11:00AM – 11:30AM: Lunch
11:30AM – 12:00PM: New Member Orientation, How Elections Are Won (and lost), Wellstone Candidate Training, Wellstone Campaign Manager Training.
12:00AM – 1:00PM: New Member Orientation, Targeting: The Science Behind Elections, Wellstone Candidate Training, Wellstone Campaign Manager Training, 1:00PM – 2:00PM: OPENING PLENARY – Official start to Saturday Convention 2:00PM – 3:00PM: New Member Orientation, Wellstone Candidate Training, Wellstone Campaign Manager Training, Wellstone Volunteer Training, Hudson Regional Council Meeting, The First 200 Days of BDB:, Online Organizing: Strategies that work and those that don’t, Fighting for a Tuition Free NY, Radical Labor History part 1, People of Color Caucus, two unnamed workshops.
3:00PM – 4:00PM: New Member Orientation, Wellstone Candidate Training, Wellstone Campaign Manager Training, Wellstone Volunteer Training, NYC Regional Council Meeting, Youth Caucus Meeting, From Obamacare to Single Payer, Radical Labor HIstory part 2, Womens Caucus, two unnamed workshops. 4:00PM – 5:00PM: New Member Orientation, Wellstone Candidate Training, Wellstone Campaign Manager Training, Wellstone Volunteer Training, AC/SC Meeting, Paid Sick Days: How our bill became a law and a movement, Voter Targeting: The science behind Elections, Harvest of Empire Film, four unnamed workshops. 5:00PM – 6:30 PM: COCKTAIL HOUR, Wellstone Candidate Training, Wellstone Campaign Manager Training, New Member Orientation.
6:30 – 7:30 PM: DINNER
7:30 – 9:00 PM: Live Band, DJ – Dance Party, Harvest of Empire Screening, Inequality for All Screening

Sunday, June 1, 2014: 8AM – 9AM: Racial Justice Workshop part 1, Wellstone Candidate Recruitment Training, Wellstone Campaign Management Training, Wellstone Candidate Training
9AM – 10:30AM: Brunch Plenary & Wellstone Candidate Recruitment Training 10:30AM – 12PM: Closing Remarks & Evaluations, Racial Justice Workshop part 2, Wellstone Candidate Recruitment Training,  Wellstone Campaign Management Training, Wellstone Candidate Training, and an unnamed workshop
12:00PM – 4PM: Wellstone Candidate Training, Wellstone Candidate Recruitment Training, Wellstone Campaign Management Training, and an unnamed workshop

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