Local Political Activism Forum

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
Boardman Road Library in Poughkeepsie, Greene Rooms 2 & 3.

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:
  • Dutchess County Voter Demographics
  • Local Election Patterns
  • Dutchess County Political Structure
  • Town and City Structure
  • The Petition Process
  • Local Issues
  • Working on a Local Campaign
RSVP appreciated at eventrsvp@ddwc.org so we can plan the light supper. But come even if you have not RSVPed. And bring a friend.

2017 Annual Meeting

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.