Sunday, April 16, 2017

HCDC Candidate Questionnaire

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 by April 23 5pm to

HCDC candidate interviews will be scheduled for Friday, April 28 5-7 and Sunday, April 30 12-5.

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.

Download Questionnaire - Word Version
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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Interested in Running for Local Office in Hudson?

Thursday, April 13
5 PM - 7 PM
Hudson Area Library Teen Room (at the back of the library)
51 N 5th Street

Monday, March 27, 2017

Welcoming City Resolution Passes

Crowd fills City Hall 
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.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

HCDC Welcomes New Member - Pooky Amsterdam

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.”

Friday, March 17, 2017

Hudson Business Owners Support A Safe and Inclusive City

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Hudson businesses have published an open letter supporting the safety of all residents including undocumented immigrants. As the Hudson City Council discusses prioritizing safety over immigration enforcement, area businesses show their support for the Resolution Affirming Hudson as a Welcoming and Inclusive City.

“It is in the interest of our businesses, the City of Hudson, and area residents to ensure that all community members and guests, including immigrants, are welcomed and safe while living, working and visiting our great city,” the letter states.

Over 25 Hudson businesses, ranging from corner stores like the Warren Street Market to new restaurants, have endorsed the letter and the resolution.

"Local businesses believe our city's employees, including the police, should focus on safety and service provision,” says Marie Balle, owner of Look. “Immigration enforcement is the responsibility of the federal government, and we support real and comprehensive immigration reform.”

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Resistance Voter Registration

Sunday March 12, 11 AM - 5 PM
Hudson Area Library (Community Room), 51 North 5th Street, Hudson

Join #Resistance activists and organizations from Columbia and Greene Counties.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Donate to HCDC

These are trying times for our country. Two months into a Trump presidency, we see a bellicose administration bent on taking down our schools, eliminating affordable care, terrifying immigrants, denigrating our cities and cultural institutions, and transferring wealth to the already-wealthy.

There is a silver lining: Democrats are revitalized and uniting. We appreciate now more than ever the need for strong Democratic candidates at every level. Government is not something we assume someone else will take care of—it’s up to us to get the right people in place.

That’s why the Hudson City Democrats are raising additional funds this year to promote our candidates, with events, palm cards, signs, and mailings. Our role is to ensure they are visible, and that their positions are understood.

Equally important is an informed electorate. That’s why we’re expanding our work this year to push on crucial issues like Affordable Housing and Immigration.

For these reasons, we ask your contribution. If you found yourself on November 9 wondering what you could do, this is something—help us get the right people in office this year and next. We hope you will contribute online or send a check to:

Hudson City Democratic Committee
PO Box 22
Hudson NY 12534

Thanks for your support.