Wednesday, March 22, 2017

CCDC Meeting: Be There!

March 23rd, 6:30 pm, with 6 pm coffee & donuts: CCDC monthly meeting at Ghent Town Hall. We will be electing officers, so please make every effort to attend.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Chatham Cares 4U Initiative

Join us for a very special community education program

Peter Volkmann
A Successful Program Treating Opiate Addiction In and Around Columbia County 

Saturday, March 25, from 3 pm to 5 pm, at the Hudson Library Community Room
51 N. 5th Street, Hudson, NY


 Chatham Police Chief Peter Volkmann has partnered with a national movement, Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI), to develop Chatham Cares 4U, the first program of its kind in Columbia County.





The Chatham Cares 4U Initiative believes opiate addiction is a disease, not a crime, and is modeled after a similar program Angel Initiative in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Initiated in July 2016, Chatham Cares 4U has helped over 80 participants seeking help to find treatment. The program averages about 10 participants a month who have come from Columbia County and surrounding counties. No one has been turned away.

Chatham Police Officers and local community volunteers who believe in the mission are an integral part of the program. They work with treatment centers and insurance companies to get people into treatment.

Any person seeking treatment help who comes to the Chatham Police station in the Village Hall at 77 Main Street, will be screened into the program. They can turn over their drugs or drug paraphernalia , which will be marked for destruction, no questions asked. They will not be charged with a crime.

Police Chief Volkmann has said "the stigma associated with heroin and opiate addiction is over. Police officers are here to help you, not judge you." "You can help save a life."

This free program, open to all, is sponsored by the Columbia County Democratic Committee.


Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Columbia County Democratic Committee would like to thank resigning officers Peter Bujanow (Chair), Debby Mayer (First Vice Chair), Mark Leggett (Second Vice Chair), and Angella Pace (Secretary), for their service over the years.

The CCDC looks forward to electing a new slate of officers at its next meeting on March 23rd and we anticipate a rejuvenated, energized party ready to take on the challenges of the current political landscape. The members of the CCDC are excited to broaden the reach of the Committee to work together with local activist groups to further the goals and promote the values of the Democratic party.

We intend to take bold action to make a positive difference in Columbia County, and we urge all local Democrats to join us as we fight to turn this page in history.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

RALLY TO SAVE THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, MEDICAID, AND MEDICARE

Columbia County will stand in unison with the nation in a rally to save the Affordable Care Act, Social Security and Medicare. Sunday, January 15 has been designated as the DAY of RESISTANCE to stand up and protect our healthcare. The Local RALLY will take place on Sunday, January 15 at 2:00 in Seventh Street Park in Hudson. 6000 people in Columbia County stand to lose coverage. Please add your voices to ours. We cannot afford to be silent.

Date: January 15, Sunday
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: 7th Street park in Hudson (corner of 7th Street and Warren Street)


Our purpose is serious, and we expect to have fun, too, so bring flags, children, friends! More info: Cyndy Hall, 518 888 5574, or Keith Kanaga, 518 336 0356

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Columbia County Democratic Committee Chairman Peter Bujanow with former President William J. Clinton at New York State’s Electoral College in the Senate Chamber at the Capitol on Monday shortly after the former president cast his vote for former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. All of New York’s 29 Electoral College members cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton, who won Columbia County and New York State.

The gathering of New York Electors had a bittersweet air as many acknowledged their disappointment in the national results. The Electoral vote counts on Monday will be sent to Washington, D.C. where they will remain under seal until January 6, when Vice President Joe Biden is expected to open the Electoral votes before a joint session of the new Congress where they will be officially counted.


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

2016 Election Results

COLUMBIA COUNTY UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS - PER CC BOARD OF ELECTIONS  

PRESIDENT
DONALD TRUMP:  12,756
HILLARY CLINTON: 13,123
JILL STEIN:  537
GARY JOHNSON:  839

US SENATOR
CHARLES SHUMER:16,560
WENDY LONG:  9,286
ROBIN LAVERNE WILSON:  496
ALEX MERCED:  221

CONGRESS NY-19 
ZEPHYR TEACHOUT:  12,235
JOHN FASO:  14,418

NYS SUPREME COURT JUSTICE
ANDREW CERESIA:  22,910
MICHAEL MACKEY:  22,314

NYS SENATE:
KATHLEEN MARCHIONE:  15,064
SHAUN FRANCIS:  10,351

NYS ASSEMBLY 102
PETER LOPEZ:  1,460

NYS ASSEMBLY 106
DIDI BARRETT:  9,630
TERRY SULLIVAN:  6,430

NYS ASSEMBLY 107
STEVE MCLAUGHLIN:  6,501

TOWN COUNCIL - CHATHAM
NESBITT:  943
WAPNER:  1,080

TOWN COUNCIL - KINDERHOOK
BICKERTON:  2,337
NELSON:  1,761

TOWN JUSTICE - AUSTERLITZ
CASSUTO:  523

TOWN JUSTICE - CLAVERACK
COZZOLINO:  1,902

TOWN JUSTICE - GREENPORT
HILL:  958   

HUDSON PROPOSITION 1
YES: 1,436
NO:  693

HUDSON PROPOSITION 2
YES: 1,756
NO:  316

KINDERHOOK LIBRARY FUNDING - COMBINED STUYVESANT & KINDERHOOK
YES:  3,032
NO:  1,708

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Join us on Sunday!

Please join Zephyr Teachout, Shaun Francis and Didi Barrett for a Rally at the Columbia County Democratic Committee Coordinated Campaign Headquarters in Hudson this Sunday - your support will be greatly appreciated!

TIME: 1:30 pm
LOCATION:  CCDC Campaign HQ, 704 Columbia St., Hudson (WGXC location - across from 7th St. Park)

Light refreshments will be served.  Campaign signs and literature will be available.  

Please spread the word.  
We look forward to seeing you there.

Thank you.

Peter Bujanow
Chair, Columbia County Democratic Committee