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.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Democrats on the Ballot

UPDATE: Didi Barrett and Shaun Francis are on the ballot. Hudson Democrats gathered signatures from 200 people to support the effort.


On November 8, we will vote for State Assembly and State Senate (along with President, Senator, Congressmember, judges, and ballot initiatives). But before we can vote for Democrats for the State Legislature, we need to get them on ballot. That’s where you come in. To get on the ballot as a Democrat, candidates need 5% of registered Democrats to sign a petition. To be on the safe side, candidates typically seek to double or triple that number.

Hudson Democrats are supporting the process and gathering petition signatures for Didi Barrett for Assembly and Shaun Francis for Senate.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Tuesday Meeting Delay

Tuesday's Hudson Democrats meeting will be delayed until 6:45 to enable people to attend the 6:00 Justice Rally at the Courthouse.

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Hudson Democrats Support Immigrant Rights and Transportation Safety

The Hudson City Democratic Committee (HCDC) passed a resolution to support expanding access to driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants.

Currently, New York State bars hundreds of thousands of immigrants from obtaining driver's licenses due to their immigration status. Without licenses, they are unable to purchase, register, and insure their vehicles. Out of necessity, many drive without licenses, putting them at odds with law enforcement and increasing the risk that a routine traffic stop will result in arrest, detention, or even deportation.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Congressional Primary on June 28

HCDC gathered over 300 signatures to get two progressive Democrats on the ballot. Will Yandik and Zephyr Teachout are vying for the Democratic Nomination of the NY-19 Congressional District. The primary is on June 28.