Please join us for the 2017 Ellen Awards, our annual fundraiser honoring local Democrats with distinguished records of service. This year, we celebrate the many years of service of Reverend Ed Cross, former Alderman and Supervisor. All funds raised will support HCDC endorsed candidates in our local elections!
Police Commissioner Martha Harvey and Mayor Tiffany Martin-Hamilton issued an order prioritizing public safety over immigration enforcement. The order is largely a reiteration of the Resolution Affirming Hudson as a Welcoming and Inclusive City, which was passed with a 10-1 Common Council vote in March. After the resolution passed, the police commissioner must issue an Order to put the resolution into practice. The Order includes the introductory text of the Resolution and adds detailed procedures taken directly from the guidelines issued by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman earlier this year.
The Order ensures that people feel safe and included while living, working, and visiting the city of Hudson. The order aims to strengthen public safety by reassuring residents that they can report emergencies and crimes they are witness to or victim of, without fear of reprisal based on their real or perceived immigration status.
The Hudson City Democratic Committee (HCDC) has, to date, endorsed a dozen local candidates whose goals align with the committee’s vision of "Progress for All." The candidates have committed to work toward a more inclusive city that meets the needs of all its residents. These candidates have identified economic development, affordable housing, and the waterfront as important issues for the next term.
“We have a great team,” says HCDC chair Michael Chameides. “Our diversity is a strength. We have candidates who grew up in Hudson and others who moved here as adults, some with outstanding experience in government and some new to the political process. All are passionate about our city.”
Run for local office with the support of the Hudson City Democratic Committee (HCDC). HCDC is reviewing candidates now. We endorse candidates after the reviewing questionnaires and interviewing all candidates.
Submit the HCDC Candidate Questionnaire to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HCDC candidate interviews are scheduled for April 28, April 30, and May 7.
With so much insecurity at the national level, it’s more important than ever to have a stable local government and a city that runs efficiently, offering equal opportunity to all. This year, positions for Mayor, Common Council President, Treasurer, Aldermen/women for the Hudson City Council (two from each ward) and County Supervisors (one from each ward) are up for election. Consider stepping up - support progress for all and represent your neighbors.
We did it! The City of Hudson has committed to the safety of all of our residents, regardless of immigration status. On March 21, the Common Council passed a resolution 10-1 which the Mayor signed on March 22.
When we started this campaign, people said it couldn’t be done. We tried anyhow. It’s the right thing to do. We worked hard and and as we worked the “we” got bigger. New people got involved. People stepped up into leadership roles. Multiple organizations collaborated.
The Hudson City Democratic Committee (HCDC) welcomes Pooky Amsterdam onto the Committee. She has considerable volunteer experience including fundraising for schools, media relations for progressive candidate Dennis Kucinich’s 2004 presidential run, and canvassing her neighborhood for last year’s Fair & Equal campaign.
With the goal of Progress for All, HCDC builds grassroots support for policy initiatives and candidates. It is the official local chapter of the Democratic Party and works to ensure fair and transparent local elections.
“Pooky Amsterdam is a dedicated and highly skilled volunteer,” says Michael Chameides, Chair of the Committee. “I’m grateful she is joining the team.”