and Professor Jay Mandle of Colgate University.
Dutchess County Democratic Committee
Every year around Mother’s Day, we sponsor a festive tea and champagne reception to remember the original meaning of Mother’s Day as a call to women’s political activism and to honor local women activists.
This year the event will be on Saturday May 12 from 3 to 5 pm at the historic
Red Devon Restaurant in the charming hamlet of Bangall just south of Stanfordville.
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.
Please Join Us for Our 2018 Annual Meeting
And the first 2018 Issues Forum
Saving Democracy in the Trump Era
Saturday, February 3, 2:00 to 4:30 pm
Snow date Sunday, February 4 – same time
Poughkeepsie Day School, 260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie NY
Co-sponsored with the Dutchess County Democratic Committee
There will be a short business meeting from 2 to 2:45 to review 2017 accomplishments and challenges, to review the 2017 financial report, to approve the 2018 proposed budget, and to preview our plans for 2018 in cooperation with other activist groups in the Hudson Valley. Following the business meeting, the forum will begin at 3 after a short break with refreshments.
Saving Democracy in the Trump Era
Moderated by DC Legislator Giancarlo Lleverias
with speakers Shannon Wong and Joan Mandle
Shannon Wong is the director of the Lower Hudson Valley Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union. Wong previously served as an Orange County legislator. She was the policy and communication specialist for the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She is currently vice-president of the Board for Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley. Wong holds a Masters in Social Work with a focus on public policy and community organizing from the University of Pennsylvania.
Joan Mandle is the Executive Director of Democracy Matters, a non-partisan campus-based national student organization working to develop the next generation of leaders. Joan is Associate Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies, Emerita, at Colgate University. She was the first women to be the campaign manager for a winning member of Congress.
for a reception supporting Robin Lois,
candidate for Dutchess County Comptroller.
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.
Guest – $65 DDWC Member – $50
You can mail your reservation to our PO Box or you can pay online
|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|
Get the inside scoop on local Dutchess County politics
and participate in a discussion on how to get involved starting now.
Monday evening April 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
We will be joined by Diane Jablonski, former Dutchess County Comptroller, Debbie Wright, chair of the Washington town Democratic Committee, Elisa Sumner, chair of the Dutchess County Democratic Committee, and Sandy Goldberg, former Democratic leader in the Dutchess County legislature.
Topics to be covered include:
RSVP appreciated at email@example.com so we can plan the light supper. But come even if you have not RSVPed. And bring a friend.
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.