Prior to the Democratic Rural Conference, the New York State Federation of Democratic Women met at the Desmond Hotel in Albany. The meeting hosted four women running for NYS Senate: Jen Metzger, Pat Strong, Joan Seaman and Joyce St. George. NYS Fed. of DW Pres. Donna Schick; VPs Liliam Stettner, Lena Bishop, Margherita Rossi; and Treasurer Kathy P. Green.

Women’s Work: Election 2018

Women are on the ballot in record numbers this November, stepping into the political fray with zeal and enthusiasm, and running in tough districts against long odds. The Hudson Valley is a proving ground for a few of the current generation of energized and ambitious Democratic women.

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Will New York’s Green Light Law Get the Green Light Everywhere?

Opposition remains strong to the bill Cuomo signed this summer, which is set to go into effect next month.

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The Future of Sex Ed After Title X

Public health advocates fear record-high STD rates could get worse after the Trump administration forced Planned Parenthood into a tough decision.

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Keeping Carbon

A short documentary from Jon Bowermaster of Oceans 8 Films explores efforts by Hudson Valley farmers to keep carbon in the ground with regenerative farming methods.