Sunday, December 18, 2016

Support Our Residents

The Hudson City Democratic Committee (HCDC) encourages the Hudson Common Council, Mayor, Police Commissioner, and Police Chief to work together to create a policy that prioritizes safety and community over immigration enforcement.

 People attend Common Council in support
of Immigrant Access to Driver's Licenses
As cities across the country are declaring themselves “Sanctuary Cities” and “Fourth Amendment Cities,” HCDC has drafted a policy framework that supports safety for all Hudson residents, workers, and visitors.

“Immigrants bring tremendous value to our city—economically and culturally,” says HCDC Chair Michael Chameides. “Immigration enforcement does not improve our city and would likely distract from other priorities.”

Immigration enforcement can be costly, as it requires officers, detention facilities, and transportation, which shifts valuable and scarce resources away from other critical services. In addition, when people are detained and deported, the community loses the valuable contributions they can make.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Local Election Success

As we take in the reality of a new Trump presidency amidst a Republican controlled Congress, it is important to celebrate a few, local bright spots from this Election.

  • Two local Propositions endorsed by the Hudson Democrats passed by wide margins:
    • Prop 1 gave all residents fair and equal representation in our city government. 
    • Prop 2 showed our city’s commitment to our volunteer firefighters by allowing them to accrue a modest retirement benefit.
  • Hudson voters had a strong showing for Didi Barrett and helped secure her reelection to the New York State Assembly. With 81% of the vote, Didi received significantly more votes in Hudson than she did 2 years ago. Once absentees are counted, her lead is sure to increase.
  • Hudson voters had a strong showing for Hillary Clinton (and the rest of the Democrat line). In Hudson, Hillary Clinton got 72% vs Trump’s 22%. Once absentee ballots are counted, it is likely that Hillary will have garnered more Hudson votes than Obama did in 2012. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Get Ready to Vote


See below for information on polling locations, ballots, and absentee ballot registration.

Vote Row A for Democratic Candidates
Turn the ballot over and Vote Yes on both proposals (Fair & Equal and Support for Firefighters).

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Support the 2016 Election Efforts

With one month to go until Nov. 8, it’s important to remember how the national spectacle that is the Trump campaign came to be. The hate-full Trump candidacy and the toxic political environment are direct products of decades of right-wing organizing. Ultra-conservatives increasingly ran for, and won, local office and school board seats. They went on to the state level and redrew congressional districts. Then they won a majority of Congress where they refuse to legislate, in favor of pure obstructionism.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Get a lawn sign!

We've got lawn signs for Didi Barrett, Shaun Francis, and Zephyr Teachout. Tell us how many you want and we'll drop them off to your Hudson residence.


Friday, September 30, 2016

Debate Watch Party

Make your reservations now:
10/19 Debate Watch Party
8:30-11:00 P.M.

744 Warren St

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Support For Immigrant Access to Driver's Licenses

Hudson Democrats and Hudson City Council Pass Resolution in Support of Changing State Law

In March 2016, leaders of the Columbia County Democratic Party met with a group of Hispanics who want to get more involved with the Democratic Party. At the meeting, they discussed the challenges for immigrants to obtain a driver’s license and how that contributes to a general sentiment that Hispanics live in the shadows.