Friday, June 23, 2017

Progress For All

With the goal of Progress for All, the Hudson City Democratic Committee builds grassroots support for policy initiatives and candidates. It is the official local body of the Democratic Party and works to ensure fair and transparent local elections.

Read our Vision for Hudson



Friday, June 9, 2017

Sign a Petition - Get Democrats on the Ballot

On November 7, we will vote for city and county officials. But before we can vote for Democrats, we need to get them on ballot. That’s where you come in. To get on the ballot on the Democratic line (Row A), candidates need 5% of registered Democrats to sign a petition.
Volunteers and candidates will be canvassing Hudson over the next few weeks, supporting endorsed candidates of the Hudson City Democratic Committee and the Columbia County Democratic Committee. To arrange a time to get your signature, call or text Sarah Sterling at 917-699-5688. Or keep your eyes peeled over the weekends, when there are sure to be canvassers out!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Candidates for Congressional District-19

Who will be running against Republican John Faso for Congress in 2018? Seven Democrats have announced they are running, and the State and National Affairs Committee of the Columbia County Democrats is meeting with all of them. So far, the committee has met with six.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Ellens

The Ellens has been rescheduled to

Thursday, September 21, 6PM - 8PM
Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House
327 Warren St., Hudson

Reserve Tickets

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 Democratic candidates in our local elections!

For more information, contact Kevin Hannan.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Welcoming City Order

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.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Endorsed Candidates for 2017 Elections

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.”

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 to

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.

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