|Our Annual Celebration of Women Making a Difference|
Tea, Libations and Scrumptious Food
Charlotte’s Restaurant, 4258 US-44, Millbrook
|Every year around Mother’s Day, we sponsor a festive reception |
to remember the original meaning of Mother’s Day
as a call to women’s political activism.
This year, the Lucille Pattison Woman of the Year Award will be presented to: Assemblymember Didi Barrett, NYS District 106
A longtime advocate for women and girls, Didi Barrett is the
First Vice-Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus, she spearheaded the creation of the Dutchess Girls Collaborative to support local girls and
young women, and she is a great supporter of DDWC.
In 1978, Lucille Pattison became the first woman elected County Executive in New York State and the first Democratic woman County Executive in the United States. She was also a founding member of the DDWC.
- Co-Chair $500 (includes 5 event tickets)
- Benefactor $250 (includes 3 event tickets)
- Advocate $125 (includes 2 event tickets)
- DDWC Member $50
- Guest $65
- Young Dem $25
You can pay online, pay at the door,
or mail a check to DDWC, PO Box 5284, Poughkeepsie, NY 12602
Join Us for Our 2019 Annual Meeting
And a Forum on
New York State Election Reform
We will be joined by elected state officials,
county officials, and a representative of Fair Elections
Saturday, January 26, 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Snow date Sunday, January 27 – same time
LaGrange Town Hall, 120 Stringham Rd, Lagrangeville, NY 12540
Stringham Rd is south of Route 55
about ¼ mile east of the Taconic Parkway Route 55 exit
- There will be a short business meeting to
- review 2018 accomplishments and challenges,
- review the 2018 financial report,
- approve revised by-laws and the 2019 budget,
- and elect new executive committee members.
Click on the links below to review
the proposed nominations and treasurer’s report
and the changes to the by-laws
Following the business meeting, we will be joined by elected state
officials, the Democratic Commissioner of Elections, the chair of the Dutchess County Democratic Committee, and a representative of Fair Elections for a forum on New York State election law.
We will celebrate that on Monday January 14, the new Democratic Senate and Assembly passed an overhaul of New York’s archaic voting laws:
bills that will allow early voting, preregistration of minors, voting by mail and place sharp limits on the influence of money. There are also changes to the dates and the primary process; state and federal primary elections will be held on the same day.
There are also changes to the dates and the primary process; state and federal primary elections will be held on the same day.
Similar past efforts to revise the voting laws and increase voter
turnout died, blocked by Republicans who controlled the state
senate for the past half-century.
It is critical that Dutchess County have a Democratic senator at
the table who supports these reforms; our current state senator isa Republican who opposed the new laws.
Join us on Sunday September 16 from 3 to 5 pm at Clinton Vineyards as we gather to focus on the challenges to women’s rights and the actions we can take to prevail in November.
Meet the 2018 Candidates Endorsed by the DDWC:
Karen Smythe, NYS 41st Senate District
Didi Barrett, NYS 106th Assembly District
Laurette Giardino, NYS 105th Assembly District
Tara Longworthy, Dutchess County Legislative District 22
Greetings from Lacy Delgado on behalf of Antonio Delgado
Democratic candidate for US Congressional District 19
Enjoy fine wine and festive food amid fellow activists.
Hear inspiring songs of women’s power.
Individual contribution $25. Click here to purchase a ticket
or click here to become a sponsor for the event.
Event sponsored with the support of Indivisible and Hudson Valley Strong
This November, it is critical that Democrats take back the New York State Senate, increase our majority in the New York State Assembly, and take back control of the US Congress. We need to ensure that women’s voices and perspectives are heard at every level in this country and that we elect politicians that respect and support women’s rights.
If Roe is overturned, women in New York cannot rely on our own state laws to protect a woman’s right to choose what is right for her body, her family and her future. Republicans and other rogue members of the NY State Senate and Assembly have consistently blocked attempts to codify into state law the protections provided by Roe.
Join us for a Festive Tea and Champagne Reception
Saturday, May 12, 2018 3:00 to 5:00 pm
At the Red Devon Restaurant – 108 Hunns Lake Rd, Bangall, NY 12506
We will be honoring Elisa Sumner with the Lucille Pattison Woman of the Year award. As the chair of the Dutchess County Democratic Committee, Elisa has worked and continues to work tirelessly on behalf of our candidates.
The keynote speaker is Ruth-Ellen Blodgett
CEO Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley Action Fund
Young Dems $25 DDWC Members $50 Guests $65
You can pay online
or mail a check made out to DDWC to PO Box 5284, Poughkeepsie, NY 12602.
Click here to purchase tickets.
Located in the charming hamlet of Bangall just south of Stanfordville, Red Devon is at the site of the former home of the James Cagney’s Stage Stop Steakhouse.
From Poughkeepsie, take Route 44 past the Taconic State and then turn left on Route 82 north. Hunns Lake Road is at a fork on the right after about 7.3 miles. We will have a DDWC sign at the turnoff. Once on Hunns Lake Road the restaurant is about a quarter mile ahead on the right.
Please join us for our annual festive tea and champagne reception to honor local women making a difference and to remember the original meaning of Mother’s Day as a call to women’s political activism.
The event will be held on Saturday May 13 from 3 to 5 pm at the historic Kenyon House at the Poughkeepsie Day School.
We are honoring three local women with the Lucille Pattison Woman of the Year Award: town supervisors from diverse areas in Dutchess County who had the courage to step up and run and run again in areas previously dominated by Republicans:
- Aileen Rohr, Hyde Park town supervisor since 2012
- Elizabeth Spinzia, Rhinebeck town supervisor first elected in 2013
- Linda French, Dover town supervisor elected in 2015
Guest – $65 DDWC Member – $50
You can mail your reservation to our PO Box or you can pay online
Defending and protecting our democracy starts here in our cities and villages and towns with local boards and councils, local offices, and town supervisors; and in our county with restoring Democratic control of the County Legislature and winning county wide offices.
The money we raise at our May event will be used in this local election year to support Democratic women candidates and the county-wide get out the vote effort.
|Lucille Pattison was the first woman elected County Executive in New York State and the first Democratic woman County Executive in the United States. She was a founding member of the Dutchess Democratic Women’s Caucus
Please Join Us for Our 2017 Annual Meeting
Saturday, January 28, 1 to 3 pm
Vassar Alumnae House, College Avenue, Poughkeepsie NY
In 2017, we will need to organize, demonstrate, raise a ruckus, and reach out to everyone in Dutchess County to forcefully but peacefully resist the Republican anti-woman anti-democracy agenda.
There will be a short business meeting to review 2016 accomplishments and challenges, to review the 2016 financial report, to approve the 2017 proposed budget, and preview our plans for 2017.
Our guest speaker is Joan Mandle, Executive Director of Democracy Matters, a non-partisan campus-based national student organization working to develop and mentor the next generation of leaders. Joan recently relocated to Poughkeepsie after retiring from Colgate University where she directed the Women’s Studies Department. She was the first women to be the campaign manager for a winning member of Congress.
Directions to Vassar Alumnae House
From Route 9: Exit at Spackenkill Road (Route 113). Proceed about 0.5 miles on Spackenkill Road. Turn left at the second traffic light onto Wilbur Boulevard. Turn right when Wilbur ends at Hooker Avenue. Turn left at first traffic light onto Raymond Avenue. Travel about 1.5 miles and turn left at the second traffic circle onto College Avenue. The Alumnae House entrance is approximately 100 yards on your right.
From Route 55 traveling west: Make a left turn onto Route 376 Extension/Van Wagner Road (which becomes Raymond Avenue), and proceed less than 1 mile. Turn right at the second traffic circle onto College Avenue. The Alumnae House entrance is approximately 100 yards on your right.
Say NO on the Jail Bond Resolution
Dutchess County has an unprecedented opportunity to “change what a county jail is and how a criminal justice system addresses its inmates.”
We will squander that opportunity if we go forward with the current jail bond proposal.
We need a new fiscally responsible plan
County officials assert that if legislators do not approve the plan on March 21 exactly as unveiled on February 4, the State Commission of Corrections (SCOC) will revoke our variance for the PODs and throw the County into financial chaos. This makes no sense. This date needs to be extended to allow the public and legislature adequate time to review alternative plans. Let’s build what we need, not an over-capacity compound.