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”

Say No to Book Bans in Dutchess County

A recent lawsuit challenging Oklahoma’s new law restricting the teaching of critical race theory alleges that the approved reading list only allows books by white authors. And a recent analysis of the 850 books Texas lawmakers want banned revealed that 62% feature LGBTQ+ characters or situations.

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”

Governor Cuomo Must Resign

Today New York Attorney General Tish James issued a comprehensive report detailing Governor Andrew Cuomo’s sexual misconduct while in office. The report found that Gov. Cuomo “sexually harassed a number of current and former New York State employees by, among other things, engaging in unwelcome and nonconsensual touching, as well as making numerous offensive commentsContinue reading “Governor Cuomo Must Resign”