What’s Happening This Week?

We are lacing up our sneakers for the
Citizens’ March* on Saturday, August 12th. We will gather at noon on Academy Green in Kingston for a rally before carrying our message down Broadway.

What’s the message?
The current administration’s budget serves the interests of the mega rich before anyone else. We envision a system that provides for the basic needs of all of the country’s residents, and we are marching to show that we won’t settle for less.
* 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!

RSVP here. If you are part of a business or organization that would like to endorse this event, please get in touch with us here.

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Ongoing

Outreach Opportunities

Tabling Committee
Represent Citizen Action at community events and answer any questions your neighbors may have about that cool maroon t-shirt you’re always wearing.
If you are interested, please contact Shelley: sfriedmann@citizenactionny.org

Phonebanking
Monday and Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
7 Grand Street, Kingston
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.
Start at 7 Grand Street, Kingston
*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.
Bring your favorite sign and your loudest voice!

Save the Date!

Wednesday, August 23rd

The Old Dutch Church (272 Wall Street, Kingston)

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
NY19 Candidate Forum

8 Candidates have decided to stand up to run for Congress in 2018. This amount of competition should have John Faso scared to keep voting against his constituents.

Citizen Action of New York is excited to offer an opportunity to ask questions of Democratic Primary candidates, and listen for who among them has a vision for our community that is about people’s priorities, not the priorities of the super rich and right wing agenda.
We have confirmed Jeff Beals, Steven Brisee, David Clegg, Antonio Delgado, Brian Flynn, Gareth Rhodes, Pat Ryan, and Sue Sullivan.

Friendly Reminder: No matter who runs in 2018, our work must be to build civic engagement and power in our communities through outreach and developing our block captain program!

“How Else Can I Show Support This Summer?”

Are you the owner or operator of a local business? Would you like to support Citizen Action by providing donations at various community-engagement events  in exchange for our loudly-and-publicly-expressed gratitude? Please contact Callie: cjayne@citizenactionny.org

Not sure which recipe to bring to your next gathering? Let us test a few out for you!  Our food team is always looking for new members to #FeedTheResistance!

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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