CD19NY What's Happening Now
Electing Democrats and Progressives in Columbia County
Farm Bill dies, with help from...the Freedom Caucus. John Faso voted for it. Remember that.
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A message from Dave Baylen, candidate for the Taconic Hills School District board. ------------------------------------------------ EXPERIENCE SPEAKS VOLUMES Dear Taconic Hills Voters, I believe in public education and that schools are the foundation of the community. I’m excited to be a candidate for a seat on the Taconic Hills School Board. Experience speaks volumes. I spent more than 3 decades of service in public education. I started my career as a high school shop teacher, teaching kids how to create, craft, problem solve and take joy in making something with their own hands. As the world of education and curriculum changed, I changed along with it. I became a pioneer in educational computer technology, rising to the position of Technology Director and School District Administrator in a 5,300 student school district on Long Island. I was responsible for and gained expertise in large budget and service management, state and federal grant applications, local and state purchasing regulations, technology infrastructure, emergency preparedness and disaster management. In addition, I have expertise in curriculum, instructional mandates and state reporting requirements for school districts. Now retired, I am an active member of the Churchtown Fire Company, Chairperson of the Friends of the Claverack Free Library and an AARP trained Volunteer Tax Preparer serving seniors and low income residents. I have also been a judge in the Mid-Hudson FIRST LEGO League Challenge, and mentor for the Junior Engineering Summer Library Program. My love of teaching and learning, engagement in civic activities, and community and public service have been a constant throughout my life. I know the value of quality education, that input from parents, teachers, students and community members is important, and that decisions must be made that are mindful of the tax burden on residents. I am asking for your support and your vote on Tuesday, May 15th! In person voting is from Noon to 9:00 PM at Taconic Hills. Your vote matters! Thank you, Dave Baylen ... See more
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Donald Trump could be preparing to put himself above the law. We won’t allow it. If Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller, it will create a constitutional crisis. The same goes for other ways he could attempt to end or compromise the investigation. Our response in the hours following a potent... ... See more
FASO-AT-A-GLANCE While our nation's attention was focused on the massacre in the Parkland high school in Florida, our pistol-packing "thoughts and prayers" NRA-loving congressman was nontheless busy at work voting to decimate some of our other rights and protections. 2/14 - HR 3299 -Protecting Consumers' Access to Credit Act of 2017 This bill overturns a decision by the Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit which decision had afforded protection from predatory lending practices. Written with the help of the 'pay-day' lender lobby, this bill would instead allow for nonfinancial institutions to charge interest rates that exceed certain state caps, representing a massive attack upon consumers and an invitation to predatory lending practices. As the Democratic oppositon has stated, the sole purpose of this bill is to enable private lenders to override state interest rate limitations. FASO voted AYE 2/15 -- HR 620 -- ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 If enacted into law, this House bill would impose crushing barriers to those seeking redress under the provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act. By raising all manner of pre-litigation procedural requirements and substantial waiting periods, this legislation would essential gut the remedies now afforded under the ADA and greatly imperil the rights of the disabled. FASO voted AYE. Call John Faso out on the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, of which he is a co-sponsor. This bill, which has already passed the House, requires states to recognize the gun laws of other states, essentially forcing them to accept lower standards than their own. It could make mass shootings more likely right here in CD19. Call John Faso at (202) 225-5614 today and tell him that you are outraged by this. This research was shared courtesy of IndivisibleChatham NY. ... See more
If you're a registered Democrat, sign up for this great opportunity to meet the Democratic candidates running in the June 26 primary. The winner of the primary will run against John Faso in the fall election. ... See more
We welcome all registered Democrats* to the Hillsdale Democratic Committee Annual Meeting, followed by a Congressional candidate forum and potential meet & greet with Cindy Doran our State Assembly District 107 Democratic candidate. SCHEDULED TO ATTENDDemocratic Congressional Candidates for CD19Je... ... See more
Please call Senator Marchione today at (518) 371-2751! She's one of the key targets for us to get Early Voting passed in the budget this year. Please report how your call went here.
An opportunity tomorrow to see Democratic candidates for Congress.
Trump released both his proposed FY19 budget AND his #InfrastructureScam today. Both reflect his bankrupt priorities that will short-change America. His budget, released two months after Republicans passed their tax bill adding $1.5 trillion to the deficit, makes deep cuts to Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, and other programs that families rely on. It even cuts or totally eliminates federal transportation programs -- on the SAME DAY Trump wants us to think he's serious about infrastructure. His infrastructure plan is not a "trillion dollar plan." It's $200 billion in federal funding (offset by cuts to other programs) that's intended to encourage state and local governments to raise the vast majority of funding through tax increases, or to encourage private investment that will result in higher tolls and user fees. The good news: these are just Trump's proposals and we have time to fight back. Get caught up with our #TrumpBudget explainer here: https://www.indivisible.org/resource/expect-trump-budget/ and our Infrastructure toolkit here: https://www.indivisible.org/resource/indivisible-infrastructure-toolkit/. ... See more