Friday, September 8, 2017


Our new address is columbiacountydemocrats.org


Please click
 here to visit the new website.


Saturday, June 24, 2017

THIS IS THE FIGHT OF OUR LIVES!
This is not a drill! Everything is on the line. The Senate GOP just released their devastating health care bill, which attacks and defunds Planned Parenthood. This cruel and heartless piece of legislation seeks to deny millions of Americans access to vital health care. All hands on deck – the fight is NOW!
Behind closed doors, a handful of Republican men have created the worst healthcare bill for women in a generation. The Senate expects to vote next week. WE MUST MAKE THEM SEE PINK. 

New Yorkers from across the state will travel to DC on Tuesday, June 27th to take action around the Capitol. Join us! It is up to us to stop the defund!
Register NOW to secure your place in the fight – Registration is REQUIRED! The bus is FREE and a box lunch and light snacks will be provided.

Two buses will be leaving from Crossgates Mall in Albany at 4:00 AM. Please make sure to arrive at Crossgates by 3:45 at the latest so we can ensure everyone is checked in. Buses will be stopping in Kingston and Poughkeepsie to pick up additional activists. You will receive additional information on logistics once you register. 

Friday, June 16, 2017

March with Democrats this Saturday!

OutHudson Parade during Pride weekend:
Saturday, June 17, 1:30 p.m.
Meet at the south edge of 7th St Park, on Warren Street between 7th Street and Park Place--look for the CCDC banner.The parade steps off at 2 pm.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

May 25th CCDC Meeting in Valatie


May 25 at 7:00 PM
Martin H. Glynn Municipal Center, 3211 Church Street, Valatie

A quorum is needed to endorse candidates.



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