Cycle of Change
DELHI - In an effort to slow down the impacts of accelerated climate change due to human activity, five area women, Janet Tweed, Kathy Mario, Lisa Robinson, Bonnie Seegmiller and Irene Berkowitz, combined their efforts to facilitate a rally to show support for the National People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C., on April 29 at Courthouse Square in Delhi.
Nearly 300 people were in attendance at the rally, according to organizers, at which many spoke about individual steps that could be taken to help thwart the cyclical event once known as global warming, now re-dubbed climate change.
Others used the event as a platform to call out the Trump administration for interfering with federally funded agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), tasked with ensuring that people are protected from risks to their health and environment and that federal laws that protect human health and the environment are enforced fairly and effectively, among other things.
Event attendee Chris Karmosky of Treadwell, a climatologist who teaches meteorology at SUNY Oneonta, said the climate is changing and though many in his profession believe that humans are to blame for accelerated climate change, the general population does not believe that is the case.
Karmosky carried a sign at the rally that said “Climate is changing WEATHER you believe it or not,” in support of his belief.
—Day 50 of the First 100 Days of Resistance—
Hundreds of First-time Grassroots Activists Train and Canvass Across NY’s 19th Congressional District (NY19)
On Sunday, March 12, Resistance Voter Registration launched NY19Votes, the nation's first grassroots, all-volunteer voter registration campaign—the first to be staged in a congressional swing district, NY19.
Residents across the district turned out in unprecedented numbers to lead the change they want to see in America.
More than 350 people district-wide joined forces to canvass in Boiceville, Brunswick, Ellenville, Gardiner, Hudson, Kingston, Middleburgh, Monticello, New Paltz, Oneonta, Red Hook and Saugerties. Volunteers gathered at 12 community launch sites in one of New York's largest swing districts, NY19, for intensive canvass training and then took to the streets to register new and unaffiliated voters across the district.
Canvass volunteers also collected more than 1,500 signatures demanding Congressman Faso, (R) Kinderhook, meet face-to-face with his constituents at open town hall meetings. Petitions will be delivered to Congressman Faso’s Kingston office on Friday.
Participants included NY19 Indivisible groups, Resistance and Women's March NY groups, Citizen Action, Democratic and Working Families Party committees and members.Read more
Lillian Browne and Jessica Vecchione of VeccBrowne Productions filmed from set up to breakdown and perfectly captured the spirit and message of the day! Thank you VeccBrowne!
DELHI — Local supporters of the Women’s March on Washington, who are unable to travel to the nation’s capital on Saturday, Jan. 21, now have an option in Delaware County. A “Women’s March” event will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Courthouse Square in Delhi.
The event will be a gathering, rather than a march, in support of the stated goals of the national march organizers — “Being proactive about women’s rights,” and even more broadly, “stand on social justice and human rights issues, ranging from race, ethnicity, gender, religion, immigration and healthcare.”Read more
Delhi — Local supporters of the Women’s March on Washington who are unable to travel to the nation’s capital on January 21st now have an option in Delaware County. A “Women’s March” event will be held at the Delhi County Courthouse Square on January 21st from 10am - 2pm.
The event will be a gathering, rather than a march, in support of the stated goals of the national march organizers: “being proactive about women’s rights” and even more broadly, “stand on social justice and human rights issues ranging from race, ethnicity, gender, religion, immigration and healthcare”.
Joan Homovich, Delaware County Democratic Committee Vice Chair, notes “In 1848 the Declaration of Sentiments was drafted at the Meeting at Seneca Falls stating that the ground had been set for ‘grand movement for attaining the civil, social, political, and religious rights of women.’ In 1967 I had to defend 50 students who were sent home because they wore jeans to school. Four years later the female teachers had to get permission to wear pant suits to work. We had not gotten very far. Title IX helped start to equalize sports but we had much more to gain and that goes for today. We must also mobilize to keep those gains that we have made. When teaching Women’s history a student brought this proverb: A woman, a dog, a walnut tree…the more you beat ‘em, the better they be ….. We cannot go back wards on our rights but must move forward…gather and then keep going.”
The event in Delhi is not limited to women, is open to the public and is non partisan. Attendees are encouraged to bring signs along with digital cameras and video recorders and to use the gathering as an opportunity to share concerns and ideas. The Delaware County Democratic Committee is sponsoring the event and will also be collecting donations for county area food banks.
News from campaign trail...Pramilla Malick, Candidate for State Senate District 42, reports...
BONACIC DUCKS DEBATE WITH DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGER PRAMILLA MALICK
WALLKILL, NY - Orange County residents who packed Wallkill Town Hall on Tuesday night did not know quite what to expect. The event had been scheduled as a debate between Republican State Senator John Bonacic and his Democratic challenger, Pramilla Malick, but while Ms. Malick readily agreed to the debate, Sen. Bonacic never replied to the invitation.
Attorney Michael Sussman, convener of the Orange County Democratic Alliance, had arranged the event after learning that Bonacic, a Republican, was encouraging Democrats to write in his name on the ballot in the September 13 primary. Bonacic is already assured of four other lines on the ballot, and if he captures the Democratic line as well, he will not have to face an opponent in the general election. In other words, the pre-primary debate proposed by Sussman might have been the only opportunity voters would have to hear the two candidates go face-to-face on the issues. Sussman expressed disappointment that the senator was a no-show, saying “It deprives him of an opportunity to express himself, and denies his constituents the opportunity to ask him any questions.”Read more
To our Delaware County Dem friends in the towns of Colchester, Delhi, Hamden, Masonville, Tompkins and Walton: Help Pramilla! Vote in the Sept 13th Primary. Join the write-in campaign to get her on the ballot for NYS 42nd Senate District.
Friday March 25
March 25 is the last day to register to vote !!
Register online at Rock the Vote
Gary Rosa (shown with wife, Lori Rosa) becomes Delaware County's first Family Court Judge. The well-attended ceremony was held at the Delaware County Court House in Delhi on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. Congratulations, Judge Rosa!