How Do We Respond to the Overturn of the Constitutional Right to Abortion

If you are among the 64% of American adults who believe that abortion should be legal in all or most circumstances, yesterday’s six-to-three decision by the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade after fifty years of legal precedent was devastating. Choosing to have a legal abortion has never been easy, and most women considerContinue reading “How Do We Respond to the Overturn of the Constitutional Right to Abortion”

Why I Want to Be Your Assembly Member

by Jill Fieldstein We are emerging from two of the worst years New York has ever experienced due to the economic, medical, educational and social trauma inflicted by the pandemic. While the economic outlook here in Dutchess is considerably better than many other parts of the state, towns and villages such as Dover Plains (17.7%),Continue reading “Why I Want to Be Your Assembly Member”

Kamala Harris Begins Shaping Her Legacy

Back in February when it became apparent that Republican-led state legislatures particularly in southern and southwestern states that Biden won were determined to enact new voting laws to disenfranchise people of color and others who lean Democratic, Vice President Harris asked President Biden if she could take the lead in protecting voting rights for all.Continue reading “Kamala Harris Begins Shaping Her Legacy”

170 Years Ago Today Sojourner Truth Delivers ‘Aint I a Woman’ Speech

Sojourner Truth, born into slavery in 1797 as Isabella Baumfree in Swartekill (now Rifton), Ulster County on the western shores of the Hudson River, was a noted abolitionist and suffragist. She was a slave until 1827, the year New York finally outlawed slavery (though she had to leave some of her children behind when sheContinue reading “170 Years Ago Today Sojourner Truth Delivers ‘Aint I a Woman’ Speech”