Category: Politics

The Hudson Valley People’s Climate March is This Saturday

I’m reposting the following in case you missed it the first time.

On April 29, 2017, hundreds of thousands of Americans will take part in a peaceful march to fight for our planet, and raise awareness of the growing climate crisis. The People’s Climate Movement is centered on the Washington DC march, and working with sister marches across the country, including one in Hudson NY.

Hudson Valley People’s Climate Sister March & Rally is being organized by a coalition of individuals involved with local Indivisible, Resistance and Environmental groups in the Upper Hudson Valley and is being co-sponsored with Basilica Hudson.

SCHEDULE for APRIL 29:

11am – The Rally
The Hudson Valley People’s Climate Sister March will begin with a rally in the Public Square (7th Street Park) in the center of Hudson. The rally will feature speakers from a variety of environmental activists groups including those involved in environmental justice, open space, sustainable farming, clean water and more. Confirmed speakers include Ned Sullivan, President of Scenic Hudson; Assembly Member Didi Barrett; Will Yandik, 4th Generation farmer, environmental activist and former NY-19 Congressional candidate; Michelle O’Leary who founded NY Water Project in response to the PFOA contamination in Hoosik Falls; and Karen Frishkoff, co-leader of the Columbia County chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby.

12pm – The March
After the rally, the march will head down Warren Street toward the river. We are encouraging people to bring signs and other visuals. The national march is encouraging people to produce signage and visuals that are circles to represent the planet and the circles of resistance that we see everywhere in the nation. DRONE-y sounds — such as wordless voices, kazoos, recorders, flutes, portable keyboards, bag pipes — are encouraged, as is thematic dress. Think Climate, think Planet, think cosmic DRONE! The march route will take Warren Street to the end, turn left on Front Street pass the train station and will end up at Basilica Hudson with their 24-HOUR DRONE festival will have just begun.

1pm – The Meet Up
When marchers arrive at Basilica they are encouraged to meet under their huge solar array, located behind the Kite’s Nest building, adjacent to the railroad tracks and the L&B building. The array will be stocked with information by representatives of local and regional environmental groups. There will be a few speakers who will address the crowd and the event will finish with people having a chance to exchange ideas, meet their fellow activists and get more involved.

Looking for something after the March? Basilica Hudson, will open their 2017 Season at noon on the 29th, with the annual program ’24-HOUR DRONE: EXPERIMENTS IN SOUND AND MUSIC’. For more on this music festival, visit http://basilicahudson.org/24-hour-drone/


MARCH SIGN UP
:
If you’d like event updates, be the first to get news about additional speakers and performers, plus tips and instructions for the best parking and viewing locations, then Sign Up in advance, here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/hudson-ny-peoples-climate-march

CONTACT:
For additional info, contact Hudson Resistance:
hudsonresistance.org
hudsonresistance@gmail.com
Victor Mendolia: 518-966-2060

 

 

For more happenings, news, and events, follow ColumbiaCountyCurrent.com on twitter @CoCoCurrent.

Hudson Valley People’s Climate March in Hudson, April 29

On April 29, 2017, hundreds of thousands of Americans will take part in a peaceful march to fight for our planet, and raise awareness of the growing climate crisis. The People’s Climate Movement is centered on the Washington DC march, and working with sister marches across the country, including one in Hudson NY.

Hudson Valley People’s Climate Sister March & Rally is being organized by a coalition of individuals involved with local Indivisible, Resistance and Environmental groups in the Upper Hudson Valley and is being co-sponsored with Basilica Hudson.

SCHEDULE for APRIL 29:

11am – The Rally
The Hudson Valley People’s Climate Sister March will begin with a rally in the Public Square (7th Street Park) in the center of Hudson. The rally will feature speakers from a variety of environmental activists groups including those involved in environmental justice, open space, sustainable farming, clean water and more. Confirmed speakers include Ned Sullivan, President of Scenic Hudson; Assembly Member Didi Barrett; Will Yandik, 4th Generation farmer, environmental activist and former NY-19 Congressional candidate; Michelle O’Leary who founded NY Water Project in response to the PFOA contamination in Hoosik Falls; and Karen Frishkoff, co-leader of the Columbia County chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby.

12pm – The March
After the rally, the march will head down Warren Street toward the river. We are encouraging people to bring signs and other visuals. The national march is encouraging people to produce signage and visuals that are circles to represent the planet and the circles of resistance that we see everywhere in the nation. DRONE-y sounds — such as wordless voices, kazoos, recorders, flutes, portable keyboards, bag pipes — are encouraged, as is thematic dress. Think Climate, think Planet, think cosmic DRONE! The march route will take Warren Street to the end, turn left on Front Street pass the train station and will end up at Basilica Hudson with their 24-HOUR DRONE festival will have just begun.

1pm – The Meet Up
When marchers arrive at Basilica they are encouraged to meet under their huge solar array, located behind the Kite’s Nest building, adjacent to the railroad tracks and the L&B building. The array will be stocked with information by representatives of local and regional environmental groups. There will be a few speakers who will address the crowd and the event will finish with people having a chance to exchange ideas, meet their fellow activists and get more involved.

Looking for something after the March? Basilica Hudson, will open their 2017 Season at noon on the 29th, with the annual program ’24-HOUR DRONE: EXPERIMENTS IN SOUND AND MUSIC’. For more on this music festival, visit http://basilicahudson.org/24-hour-drone/


MARCH SIGN UP
:
If you’d like event updates, be the first to get news about additional speakers and performers, plus tips and instructions for the best parking and viewing locations, then Sign Up in advance, here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/hudson-ny-peoples-climate-march

CONTACT:
For additional info, contact Hudson Resistance:
hudsonresistance.org
hudsonresistance@gmail.com
Victor Mendolia: 518-966-2060

 

 

For more happenings, news, and events, follow ColumbiaCountyCurrent.com on twitter @CoCoCurrent.

NY Election Results

The NY State Board of Elections site has some great charts that show full breakdowns of yesterday’s election results. You can view them all through an easy interface with drop down menus. Following are a few Columbia County specific results. To view all the state results, visit nyenr.elections.state.ny.us by clicking here.

US SENATE:

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19th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT:

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Go VOTE!

You probably don’t need a reminder that today is election day, but here are some helpful tips for New York voters.

• Polls are open 6 AM–9 PM. If you’re in line by 9 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

• If you’ve voted in New York before, you don’t need to provide ID to vote in person.

• If you’re voting for the first time in New York, submitted your registration by mail, and didn’t provide a copy of your New York driver’s license, state ID card, or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and address when you registered, you may need to show one of these documents when you vote in person on Election Day.

• To find your polling location, just google “where do I vote”.

I think it’s safe to assume you have heard who is running for President. Here are the candidates running for New York offices.

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Live Debate Today, New York’s 19th Congressional District, John Faso & Zephyr Teachout

Today at 1pm, there will be a live debate between the two candidates running for New York’s 19th Congressional district seat. The candidates are Republican John Faso and Democrat Zephyr Teachout. The race to replace retiring GOP Congressman Chris Gibson is one of the most closely-watched in the state and country.

The debate by WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, at The Linda in Albany, will be hosted by WAMC’s President and CEO Dr. Alan Chartock — anchor of WAMC’s Congressional Corner segment — co-moderated by WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne, and Times Union state editor Casey Seiler. The debate, which will be broadcast live over WAMC’s 29 radio frequencies can also be heard online at wamc.org

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