DDWC 2014 Annual Meeting held April 5, 2014

The DDWC held it’s annual meeting at the Lagrange town hall on Saturday morning with members and non-members attending.  The panel of State Senator Terry Gipson, Assemblywoman Didi Barret, Congressional candidate Sean Eldridge and a representative from Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s office…

Susan Htoo Resigns

Susan Htoo submitted her resignation as a Member At Large to the executive committee in February 2013.  The committee regretfully accepted her resignation at the February meeting and is currently seeking a replacement.  If you are interested please submit your…

2013 Holiday Gathering

Dutchess Democratic Women’s Caucus Holiday Gathering to celebrate 2013 Democratic Women Candidates and Office Holders Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center 9 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 6-8 PM Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Good Food. Good Conversation. Good Friends.

DDWC Supports Women in 2013 Election

The DDWC is proud to have donated over $14,500 to twenty-four women candidates in town, city, district and county-wide races across Dutchess County.  Of those twenty-four women, seventeen were successful in their bid for office, with one race still to…

DDWC Participates in Jail Forum

The Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie hosted a well attended informational jail forum on October 9, 2013.  In response to the report issued by the DDWC’s Jail Committee, Diane Jablonski, chair of the committee, was…

Leslie Cartlett resigns

It is with regret that the executive committee accepted the resignation of its newly elected 1st Vice Chair, Leslie Catlett, at its September 11th meeting.  Leslie is moving with her family to Texas for a new job opportunity.  The DDWC…

DDWC Jail Committee Issues Report


Committee members Marti Madory, Robin Lois, Diane Jablonski, Sandy Goldberg, Janet Reagan, Barbara Hugo & Debra Blalock

The Dutchess Democratic Women’s Caucus (DDWC) recently engaged in a nine-month study to consider the proposal by County Executive Marcus Molinaro to build a new county jail. The proposed jail would be the largest capital project ever undertaken by the county.

Our analysis has not supported the conclusion that the savings involved in eliminating housing-out costs justify the building of a new jail.


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