DDWC Annual Meeting and Issues Forum

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.