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Transforming Resistance into Political Power

November 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Transforming Resistance into Political Power

https://www.indivisible.org/blog/transforming-resistance-political-power/

Rob Astorino Knocked Off in Westchester County Race

November 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Rob Astorino Knocked Off in Westchester County Race

http://nypost.com/2017/11/08/rob-astorino-knocked-off-in-westchester-county-executive-race/

George Latimer declared winner in race for Westchester executive

November 8th, 2017|Comments Off on George Latimer declared winner in race for Westchester executive

http://www.fios1news.com/lowerhudsonvalley/politics-egeorge-latimer-wins-westchester-exec-race-nov-8-2017#.WgM5C4Zryso

George Latimer wins Westchester County executive race

November 8th, 2017|Comments Off on George Latimer wins Westchester County executive race

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/politics/elections/2017/11/08/latimer-wins-westchester-executive/836607001/

In New York Suburbs, Democrats Flip Two County Executive Seats

November 8th, 2017|Comments Off on In New York Suburbs, Democrats Flip Two County Executive Seats

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/08/nyregion/westchester-nassau-county-executive-results.html

IW in LoHUD: Astorino-Latimer race was testing ground for the Trump factor

November 8th, 2017|Comments Off on IW in LoHUD: Astorino-Latimer race was testing ground for the Trump factor

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/politics/elections/2017/11/08/westchester-executive-astorino-latimer-trump/843122001/

Armonk Daily Voice, Letter: Astorino is Abusing His Power

November 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Armonk Daily Voice, Letter: Astorino is Abusing His Power

The New York Post has just reported that a Westchester Deputy Commissioner told employees to use taxpayer funded leave time to help Rob Astorino's reelection bid. [...]

New York Post: Government Employees Being Told to Help Rob Astorino’s Re-Election Bid

November 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on New York Post: Government Employees Being Told to Help Rob Astorino’s Re-Election Bid

Government employees are being told to use their time off to help incumbent Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino get re-elected next week, according to an email. [...]

NY Daily News: NYS Democrats roll out ad linking Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino to Trump, billionaire Mercer family

November 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on NY Daily News: NYS Democrats roll out ad linking Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino to Trump, billionaire Mercer family

Mercer recently donated $1 million to a Super PAC that is running ads supporting Astorino against Democratic opponent, state Sen. George Latimer. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/westchester-dems-ad-links-county-exec-astorino-trump-mercer-article-1.3605487

LoHud: Robert Mercer-funded super PAC spends $412,000 backing Rob Astorino

November 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on LoHud: Robert Mercer-funded super PAC spends $412,000 backing Rob Astorino

A new political action committee apparently supporting Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino's re-election bid appears to be funded by Robert Mercer. Mercer is known as a [...]

Our endorsement: Latimer for Westchester County executive

October 31st, 2017|Comments Off on Our endorsement: Latimer for Westchester County executive

The state senator from Rye has consistently shown that he will work long hours, listen to different points of view, get a handle on complex issues, [...]

George Latimer: My Plan for The First Year

October 31st, 2017|Comments Off on George Latimer: My Plan for The First Year

A thorough summary of George Latimer's policies and proactive vision for Westchester County.

White Plains Daily Voice: Letter To The Editor: Rob Astorino Bad For Women

October 26th, 2017|Comments Off on White Plains Daily Voice: Letter To The Editor: Rob Astorino Bad For Women

"I just finished watching the debate for Westchester County Executive between Rob Astorino and George Latimer. Once again Rob Astorino has relegated women to the role [...]

TAPinto: Time for North Salem Advocate on County Board of Legislators

October 25th, 2017|Comments Off on TAPinto: Time for North Salem Advocate on County Board of Legislators

It’s time for an advocate for North Salem on the Board of Legislators—one whose vote and values will make a difference. It’s time to change for [...]

IW on LMCTV: Meet the Candidates, County Legislator 2017 Catherine Parker

October 18th, 2017|Comments Off on IW on LMCTV: Meet the Candidates, County Legislator 2017 Catherine Parker

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHYBhqnJDlg&sns=fb

FIOS1 TV News: Westchester Health Services Become Target of Political Opponents

October 17th, 2017|Comments Off on FIOS1 TV News: Westchester Health Services Become Target of Political Opponents

MOUNT VERNON – Sen. George Latimer, Democratic nominee for Westchester County Executive, held a press conference in Mount Vernon Tuesday to discuss budget cuts proposed by [...]

LoHud: Don’t allow ‘bump stock’ sales at gun shows in Westchester: Letter

October 16th, 2017|Comments Off on LoHud: Don’t allow ‘bump stock’ sales at gun shows in Westchester: Letter

  http://www.lohud.com/story/opinion/readers/2017/10/16/dont-allow-bump-stock-sales-gun-shows-westchester-letter/768957001/

FIOS1 TV News: Human Rights Commission to address hate flyers posted at Westchester Community College

October 16th, 2017|Comments Off on FIOS1 TV News: Human Rights Commission to address hate flyers posted at Westchester Community College

School says it will not tolerate hateful propaganda and leaflets were removed. http://www.fios1news.com/lowerhudsonvalley/local-human-rights-commission-to-address-hate-flyers-at-wcc-oct-17-2017#.WeZ9hIZrwUR

FIOS1 TV: Westchester residents call on legislators to override Astorino’s veto on gun show ban

October 16th, 2017|Comments Off on FIOS1 TV: Westchester residents call on legislators to override Astorino’s veto on gun show ban

Some who are against the gun show feel uncomfortable with vendors that display, sell Nazi paraphernalia at show.   http://www.fios1news.com/lowerhudsonvalley/regional-westchester-residents-call-on-legislators-to-override-astorinos-veto-on-gun-show-ban#.WeZ9L4ZrwUS  

IW on WNYC: This Week in Politics: The Fight to Run Westchester County

October 14th, 2017|Comments Off on IW on WNYC: This Week in Politics: The Fight to Run Westchester County

While the candidates running for the top positions in New Jersey and New York City have been getting all the attention, there's another race that could [...]

IW in LoHud: The Trump Factor: POTUS casts a shadow on Westchester election

October 13th, 2017|Comments Off on IW in LoHud: The Trump Factor: POTUS casts a shadow on Westchester election

Does the anti-Donald Trump movement mean in a spike in voter turnout this year?   http://www.lohud.com/story/news/politics/elections/2017/10/13/trump-factor-potus-casts-shadow-westchester-election/739278001/

IW on FIOS1 TV: Coverage of Chicken Rob Protest

October 10th, 2017|Comments Off on IW on FIOS1 TV: Coverage of Chicken Rob Protest

Too scared to show up at 3 out of 4 debates. Or does he only show up when it's pay to play? https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=jMXnSsiadi4&app=desktop

IW on FIOS1 TV: Momentum check for Westchester Dems: Inside “Indivisible Westchester”

October 8th, 2017|Comments Off on IW on FIOS1 TV: Momentum check for Westchester Dems: Inside “Indivisible Westchester”

Talking to "Indivisible Westchester" and learning what the organization is all about. http://www.fios1news.com/lowerhudsonvalley/program/term/14125#.WdoIuW4pDYW

Rob Astorino Was Silent

October 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Rob Astorino Was Silent

In the face of Donald Trump's open bigotry, Rob Astorino has been silent. It's time for a change in Westchester. Choose George Latimer on November 7th. [...]

IW in The Pelhams – Plus

October 5th, 2017|Comments Off on IW in The Pelhams – Plus

http://www.pelhamplus.com/image_450f0fd0-a9c5-11e7-963f-97ecfe0f3a83.html

Protecting immigrants will protect entire community: View

September 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Protecting immigrants will protect entire community: View

This is why Westchester needs the Immigrant Protection Act, which County Executive Rob Astorino has vetoed and the legislature has failed to override. http://www.lohud.com/story/opinion/contributors/2017/09/28/protecting-immigrants-protect-entire-community-view/708261001/

LoHud: Residents voice concerns on privatized Westchester County Airport

September 26th, 2017|Comments Off on LoHud: Residents voice concerns on privatized Westchester County Airport

Dozens of people against the privatization of Westchester County Airport made their voices heard at a public meeting in White Plains. http://westchester.news12.com/story/36460285/residents-voice-concerns-on-privatized-westchester-county-airport

IW in The New York Times: In New York Suburbs, Plenty of Democrats — Just Not at the Top

September 21st, 2017|Comments Off on IW in The New York Times: In New York Suburbs, Plenty of Democrats — Just Not at the Top

In November, voters in Westchester County will choose a new county executive. Dismayed by Washington and the direction of the Republican Party, many Democrats say they [...]

IW on News12 Westchester: Indivisible Westchester announces endorsements for upcoming elections

September 21st, 2017|Comments Off on IW on News12 Westchester: Indivisible Westchester announces endorsements for upcoming elections

Indivisible Westchester held a rally Sunday to announce it's endorsements for the upcoming county elections. http://westchester.news12.com/Clip/13741458/indivisible-westchester-announces-endorsements-for-upcoming-elections#.WcMgecI3xlU.facebook

Override Astorino’s veto of immigrant protection bill: Letter

September 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Override Astorino’s veto of immigrant protection bill: Letter

http://www.lohud.com/story/opinion/readers/2017/09/18/override-astorinos-veto-immigrant-protection-bill-letter/676805001/ On Aug. 16, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino vetoed the Immigrant Protection Act approved by the Board of Legislators.  Days before, Westchester County District Attorney [...]

Airport Deal a Bad Deal for Rye Town: Letter from George Latimer

September 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Airport Deal a Bad Deal for Rye Town: Letter from George Latimer

WESTMORE News We recently received a mailing from the County Executive, using airport funds, to promote his plan to expand the County Airport. Republicans, Democrats and [...]

Support for Nancy Barr, Westchester BOL District 6 candidate: Letters

September 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Support for Nancy Barr, Westchester BOL District 6 candidate: Letters

Barr stands against the shockwave of hate http://www.lohud.com/story/opinion/readers/2017/09/15/support-nancy-barr-westchester-bol-district-6-candidate-letters/655273001/  

September 10th, 2017|Comments Off on

Sign the petition from the Network for Public Education. Every teacher should be held to the same high standards for certification. Teachers in Charter schools should [...]

Visible and Indivisible: The Birth of a Resistance Movement

August 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Visible and Indivisible: The Birth of a Resistance Movement

With an average of two chapters in every congressional district, Indivisible has become a force to be reckoned with – and Congress is taking notice. http://billmoyers.com/story/visible-indivisible-birth-resistance-movement/

Reactions to Astorino’s veto of immigration bill: Letters

August 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Reactions to Astorino’s veto of immigration bill: Letters

Letters react to Westchester Executive Rob Astorino's veto of the Immigrant Protection Act, passed 10-5 by the county Board of Legislators.  http://www.lohud.com/story/opinion/readers/2017/08/22/reactions-astorinos-veto-immigration-bill-letters/587609001/

Tarrytown gathering supports victims of Charlottesville violence

August 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Tarrytown gathering supports victims of Charlottesville violence

The rally was one of many across the country held the day after a man drove a car into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, killing [...]

$166,395,104 Proposed Loss of Education Funding

August 11th, 2017|Comments Off on $166,395,104 Proposed Loss of Education Funding

The FY 2018 education funding bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee recently is a frightening read in its disregard for the welfare of the [...]

What’s the link between charter schools, political donations and teacher certification in New York?

August 8th, 2017|Comments Off on What’s the link between charter schools, political donations and teacher certification in New York?

Carol Burris has written a telling piece, exposing the links that connect charter schools, political money, and teacher certification.

EdNext Poll: Support for Charter Schools Plummets

August 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on EdNext Poll: Support for Charter Schools Plummets

EdNext Poll: Support for Charter Schools Plummets by dianeravitch Education Next is a publication funded by conservative foundations and staffed by conservative editors and writers. It supports [...]

Local Activism Benefits Students & Democracy

July 31st, 2017|Comments Off on Local Activism Benefits Students & Democracy

State and local policymakers are responsible for scores of decisions that affect families and kids, including decisions about public education. That’s why educator and parent activism [...]

Oppositional Astorino costs Westchester: View

July 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Oppositional Astorino costs Westchester: View

The cynicism of the Astorino administration was on full display when it recently boasted of “vindication” regarding HUD’s acceptance of the county’s Analysis of Impediments.... http://www.lohud.com/story/opinion/contributors/2017/07/24/oppositional-astorino-costs-westchester-view/504595001/

Learn from the expert: Diane Ravitch

July 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Learn from the expert: Diane Ravitch

Diane Ravitch is a Research Professor of Education at New York University and a historian of education. She is the Founder and President of the Network [...]

Tell Congress NOT to eliminate funds for class size reduction & teacher quality

July 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Tell Congress NOT to eliminate funds for class size reduction & teacher quality

President Trump proposed and now the House Appropriations Committee has voted to completely eliminate more than two billion dollars of Title IIA funds, which in many [...]

Tell Congress NOT to eliminate funds for class size reduction & teacher quality

July 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Tell Congress NOT to eliminate funds for class size reduction & teacher quality

President Trump proposed and now the House Appropriations Committee has voted to completely eliminate more than two billion dollars of Title IIA funds, which in many [...]

Free Meals Available to Children

July 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Free Meals Available to Children

Free meals are now available for children across New York at more than 3,000 Summer Food Service Program sites, according to the State Education Department. Approximately [...]

Take action to support public education

July 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Take action to support public education

The National PTA has created this petition to increase investments to public education. Click  here and sign today!  

NYS Education News

July 20th, 2017|Comments Off on NYS Education News

NYS has revised its draft of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Click here for access to the draft, summary, and additional information.

Photos: Rally against airport privatization

July 17th, 2017|0 Comments

http://www.lohud.com/picture-gallery/news/local/westchester/white-plains/2017/07/17/photos-rally-against-airport-privatization/103784070/

Voucher Plans Harm Students

June 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Voucher Plans Harm Students

Please sign this petition to send a message to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos: Vouchers are not good for students: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/tell-betsy-devos-your-voucher-plans-harm-students?source=edinsider

Can Astorino Be Trumped?

June 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Can Astorino Be Trumped?

BY PHIL REISMAN You can Tweet on it: Like an angry orange moon, President Donald Trump looms bigly over this year’s race for county executive. http://www.westchestermagazine.com/Westchester-Magazine/June-2017/Can-Astorino-Be-Trumped/

Summary of June 19th meeting at the Board of Legislators – Airport

June 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Summary of June 19th meeting at the Board of Legislators – Airport

Indivisible group members showed up in force at the Board of Legislators meeting, and many of our local group's leaders were present, with about 70 in attendance. [...]

Important Health Insurance Phone Calls to Our Senators

June 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Important Health Insurance Phone Calls to Our Senators

Please make sure you are calling your Senators' offices EVERY SINGLE DAY in front of this disastrous health care bill Mitch McConell is trying to push [...]

IW 6 & 7 Welcome!

June 17th, 2017|Comments Off on IW 6 & 7 Welcome!

Hi and welcome to our new platform.

Trump protesters march on Trump National in Briarcliff

June 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Trump protesters march on Trump National in Briarcliff

Demonstrators march through Briarcliff Manor to protest the Trump organization's property tax challenge for the Trump National Golf Club  http://www.lohud.com/story/news/2017/06/15/trump-protesters-march-trump-national-briarcliff/396946001/

Summary of June 6th Purchase panel presentation on issue, PEPA

June 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Summary of June 6th Purchase panel presentation on issue, PEPA

June 6th 2017, 7PM, Purchase Town Hall Meeting regarinding Westchester Airport privatization. Purchase Community House, sponsored by Purchase Environmental Protective Association (PEPA). Tues June 6th, 7PM [...]

Summary of 5/31 Meeting in Rye Brook with consultant that requested RFP alongside David Gelfarb

June 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Summary of 5/31/17 7:30PM Meeting at the Rye Brook Town Hall Wed May 31st, 7:30PM Westchester County Airport Privatization Meeting. Featuring Frasca, the consultant soliciting bids [...]

Summary of 5/31 Meeting in Rye Brook with consultant that requested RFP alongside David Gelfarb

June 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Summary of 5/31 Meeting in Rye Brook with consultant that requested RFP alongside David Gelfarb

Summary of 5/31/17 7:30PM Meeting at the Rye Brook Town Hall Wed May 31st, 7:30PM Westchester County Airport Privatization Meeting. Featuring Frasca, the consultant soliciting bids [...]

5/31/17 Rye Brook Meeting w consultant obtaining RFPs, Recap

June 9th, 2017|Comments Off on 5/31/17 Rye Brook Meeting w consultant obtaining RFPs, Recap

5/31/17 Meeting in Rye Brook, recap: Wed May 31st, 7:30PM Westchester County Airport Privatization Meeting. Featuring Frasca, the consultant soliciting bids from private companies and David Gelfarb [...]

June 4th, 2017|Comments Off on

For the full Sierra Club, Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, and Food & Water Watch's Position Statement - click HERE. It is a resource and freely [...]

#Disastorino

May 30th, 2017|Comments Off on #Disastorino

Join Indivisible Westchester's #Disasterino Thunderclap campaign on Twitter. Download: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/57683-disasterino AND then highlight Astorino related posts with the hashtag #Disasterino between now and June 14th. On 6/14, Thunderclap will [...]

A few articles to remind us of why it is important to stay vigilant…

May 25th, 2017|0 Comments

A few recent articles show why it is so important for us to stay vigilant. In just a little more than 100 days, Trump has wreaked [...]

Letter in Support of Equality Act

May 25th, 2017|0 Comments

A member of our community has reached out and asked that we send our Member of Congress a letter stating your support of the Equality Act. [...]

Welcome!

May 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

This is the welcome post!

Welcome

May 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Welcome

The mission of Northern Westchester Indivisible (NWI) is to form a coalition in the NY 18th Congressional District that resists the Trump agenda by actively influencing [...]

May 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on

The mission of Northern Westchester Indivisible (NWI) is to form a coalition in the NY 18th Congressional District that resists the Trump agenda by actively influencing [...]

Welcome to NWI’s home on IW!

May 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Welcome to NWI’s home on IW!

We're happy you landed here. The mission of Northern Westchester Indivisible (NWI) is to form a coalition in the NY 18th Congressional District that resists the [...]

A Letter to Phil Oliva

May 18th, 2017|Comments Off on A Letter to Phil Oliva

http://www.ryecityreview.com/opinion/a-letter-to-phil-oliva/ To the Editor, This is a letter penned to Phil Oliva, County Executive Rob Astorino’s chief of staff regarding some of his statements on social [...]

ACT UP Tactics – Highly Relevant Now

May 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Today's Resistance would do well to borrow some of the tactics from the early days of ACT UP. Here's what some people have been saying about [...]

Group Meeting #6 – Meeting Minutes

May 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Great thanks to Margaret Bradbury for taking this meeting's notes. Indivisible New Rochelle Saturday, May 06, 2017 Upcoming Events (see below for details) Ongoing and future:  [...]

Knock Every Door – June

May 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Knock Every Door – June

KNOCK EVERY DOOR - JUNE Our Knock Every Door event was such a success we are doing it again! Don’t miss out - click here to [...]

Knock Every Door – June

May 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Knock Every Door – June

KNOCK EVERY DOOR - JUNE Our Knock Every Door event was such a success we are doing it again! Don’t miss out - click here to [...]

Gastorino!

May 4th, 2017|0 Comments

  • Equality for All

Equality Act Reintroduced

May 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Equality Act Reintroduced

On May 2, 2017, the Equality Act was reintroduced and received support from bipartisan lawmakers. The Equality Act has received unprecedented levels of support from businesses [...]

Buddies

April 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Introducing the Amplify app!

April 21st, 2017|0 Comments

We’re excited to announce a new tool that we think will increase our collective impact. We have begun sending out Indivisible Westchester’s recommended calls to action [...]

Meeting Notes: April 17th

April 21st, 2017|1 Comment

Hi all, Thanks to those who made the meeting Monday night and here's an update for those who couldn't. Research on Astorino topics: Several Blastorino! members [...]

Let’s Get Astorino Out!

April 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Let’s Get Astorino Out!

Let's get ready to be heard at the upcoming "Ask Astornio" town hall! Here are some files that might be inspiration for your groups' participation in [...]

Group Meeting #5 – Meeting Minutes

April 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Many thanks to Paul Gross for these notes. Saturday, April 15, 2017 Upcoming Events (see below for details) Monday, April 17:   Phone banking for Jon Ossoff, Scarsdale, 4:00-9:00 [...]

#ResistTheRink – Oppose the Fiscally Irresponsible Ice Rink

March 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Join our #ResistTheRink campaign! Tell your County Legislator to #ReistTheRink by sending them one of these “The Puck Stops Here” postcards.  These were created by Kimberly [...]

Kensico Dam ice rink plan a bad idea: Hockey mom Letter

March 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Kensico Dam ice rink plan a bad idea: Hockey mom Letter

As a hockey mom whose kid plays the sport year round, I spend a lot of time in ice rinks. http://www.lohud.com/story/opinion/readers/2017/03/13/kensico-dam-ice-rink-bad-letter/99135436/ Re "Westchester Exec. Rob Astorino [...]

#TriedToAskAstorino

March 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

#Resistance was strong as hundreds of residents attended County Executive Rob Astorino’s Town Hall in White Plains - check out photos here. Astorino’s staff hand picked [...]

You can make a difference in Connecticut’s special election Feb 28th

February 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

There is a special election in Connecticut on February 28th that is critical. This is an opportunity for progressives to work across state lines to take [...]

  • Grassroots

Become a District Leader

February 10th, 2017|0 Comments

One of our goals at IW is to encourage civic engagement and participation at the local level. In both the Democratic and GOP parties of Westchester [...]

Support the New York Health Act

February 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Although Obamacare is under assault, the New York Health Act aims to provide universal health care and eliminate financial barriers to care. It passed the Assembly, [...]

Take Action to Stop Bannon

February 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Steve Bannon’s appointment to a committee within the National Security Council is an action that calls for strong resistance from Congress. The Senate Committee on Homeland [...]