What Have We Been Up To?

Last week, we were visited by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who spoke about how New York is fighting back against the policies being proposed in Washington. We also had the pleasure of hearing from Kingston Mayor Steve Noble about environmental efforts in our region, and Citizen Action’s own Myrna Capaldi regarding immigrant’s rights in our region. Thank you again to M.C. Rashida Tyler for driving home the message of the evening: #IAmTheChange. Each and every one of us can be the change to overcome disastrous policies and mindblowing prejudice, and we will do all that we can to make our corner of the world a wiser, more welcoming place. Read below to see how you can join us on this mission.

What’s Happening This Week?
Wednesday, June 28th, 7:00 p.m.
355 Hasbrouck Avenue (The Church House)
Climate Change Action Night Presented by
Kingston PINS: Peace Is Not Silent
Kingston Mayor Steve Noble will be speaking about what  Kingston is doing to protect the environment, from the lakes and soil in the Hudson Valley to the atmosphere surrounding this planet.
Additional activities will include letter writing, petition signing, and a crash course in educating climate change deniers.
Please R.S.V.P. directly to Andrea and Joe by Tuesday: andishaut@yahoo.com / (914)466-8092

Thursday, June 29th, 2:00 p.m.
DEC Region 3 office: 21 S. Putt Corners Rd. in New Paltz
Statewide Energy Independence Rally
On Thursday, June 29, New Yorkers are standing together to urge Energy Independence for New York State by freeing it from Big Oil and Gas!
R.S.V.P. is not required, but strongly encouraged.

Ongoing Outreach
Phonebanking
Monday and Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
We have snacks, scripts, and plenty of seats. All you need to bring is your phone and your charger!

Community Canvassing*
Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday at 10:00 a.m.*If you love outreach and live in the city of Kingston, ask about joining our
Block Captain program. Email Callie (cjayne@citizenactionny.org) to learn more!

Faso Friday
721 Broadway, Every Friday at 12 noon.
Healthcare is under attack, and CD 19’s congressman hasn’t appeared reluctant to lead the charge. Let him know that this won’t stand. Bring your signs, bring a story, and be prepared to
Note: We have heard rumblings of a counter-protest. If you encounter opposition, stand strong, but stay safe. Our best defense against those who favor oppression is simply to show them that we’re not going anywhere.

Committee Meetings and More!
Follow our Google Calendar to stay on top of what’s happening each week.

Save the Date!
Saturday, August 12th
Kingston, NY (Further details to follow!)
Citizens’ March*
* The definition of the word “citizen” is “an inhabitant of a particular town or city”. We chose this name to combat the right-wing rhetoric and help change the narrative around what a Citizen really is. We welcome all concerned members of towns and cities across the Hudson Valley!
The Trump budget will be devastating for all, and we must make sure our voices are heard!
We believe that we can do better.
Come march to show that we demand a budget that meets everyone’s basic needs, regardless of their age, ability, financial or immigration status — a budget that does not take from our most vulnerable to give tax cuts to the most wealthy.

RSVP Here, and if you are part of a group that wants to endorse this event, please fill out this form.

“How Else Can I Show Support This Summer?”

Sign-up to make calls from home to people in states whose Republican Senators could be the deciding vote to defeating this disastrous bill. You’ll be able to transfer them right over to the office of the person they need to contact!

Seed Song Farm has launched a new CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program, and the directors have generously committed to donating a portion of the proceeds from each share sold to
Citizen Action of the Hudson Valley. (Please be sure to indicate on your form that you support us!) Purchasing a share is a great opportunity to try some new fruits and veggies and to save on your favorites, all while supporting our organization and a great small business!

If you’re not quite sure what to do with all of that delicious produce, perhaps you’d like to share one of your signature dishes as part of our food team. The food team keeps us fueled through trainings, phonebanking sessions, and lobby preparations.

You can also keep us going all year round by becoming a monthly sustaining member of Citizen Action. A few dollars donated each month really add up over the course of a year! One-time contributions can also be made through our ActBlue Site.

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