Resources for Democrats

In February 2020, the 100 Million Project issued a comprehensive study about why roughly 43% of eligible U.S. voters, which translates into 100 million Americans over the age of 18, choose not to vote. Of the four most common reasons for not voting, two relate to feeling uninformed about the issues and candidates running

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Whether you recently moved to Dutchess County or have lived in the region all your life, we want to help you stay informed about local politics, elections and crucial issues that impact the Mid-Hudson Valley and make it easier for you to access local government resources in your community. As such, below are links to resources we think you will find of value:

Government Websites

New York State Government

Dutchess County Government

Dutchess Board of Elections

Campaign & Ballot Initiatives

For the People Act
Protecting Voting Rights for All

New York Health Act
Campaign for New York Health

Five Amendments to New York State’s Constitution Related to Voting, Redistricting and the Environment on November 2021 Ballot
The Center Square

Local Political Organizations

Dutchess County Democratic Committee

Indivisible Dutchess County

Mid-Hudson League of Women Voters

National Organization of Women/Ulster Chapter

Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson

Political Issues & Insights

The Color of Dutchess: How Republicans Have Held Off the Blue Wave so Far
The Poughkeepsie Journal

Issues Impacting the Local Latino, African-American and Caribbean Communities
Hudson Valley Press

Dutchess County, New York Local Legislative Officials

Mid-Hudson Valley Politics & Government

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