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”

“All Politics is Local” – Register today for our Annual Meeting

Please join us Wednesday, April 20th at 6:30 pm With Politics is Local as a theme, we invite you to participate in a discussion with Dutchess County Minority Leader Yvette Valdés Smith about the role of women in local politics, a review of recent developments in Dutchess county, and learn more about where the county is headed. YvetteContinue reading ““All Politics is Local” – Register today for our Annual Meeting”

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”

DDWC’s 2022 Endorsements

This is an updated list of all our endorsed candidates for the 2022 General Election to be be held Tuesday, November 8. U.S. State House of Representatives Pat Ryan (18th District) New York State Senate Michelle Hinchey – 41st District Julie Shiroisi – 39th District New York State Assembly Sarahana Shrestha – 103rd District JillContinue reading “DDWC’s 2022 Endorsements”