Up2Us Endorses Shelley Mayer for NY State Senate

Up2Us stands for core Democratic values and is proud that Shelley Mayer stands with us. Shelley has been a demonstrated leader in the New York State Assembly and will continue to represent Westchester County values in Albany as a New York State Senator. She is committed towards moving New York forward in the same direction as Up2Us, and will fight for working families, human rights, gun safety, women’s reproductive rights and protecting our resources in the face of climate change. We are proud to endorse Shelley Mayer for New York State Senate on April 24th.

Visit www.shelley4senate.com for more information about Shelley!

Up2Us Endorses Margaret Good

Up2Us proudly endorses Margaret Good, candidate for Florida HD72.  Margaret’s commitment to affordable health care, public education and environmental protection align with our Up2Us values.  Electing a pro-choice, progressive woman in Florida supports our vision of ensuring equality for everyone and protection of our rights and resources.

Learn more about Margaret at her website:  https://margaretgood.com


Register Now for County Government 101 on Sunday 2/11

Up2Us Presents
County Government 101 with MaryJane Shimsky

Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us as we welcome County Legislator MaryJane Shimsky to give us a primer on Westchester County Government.  As activists, we know that we can be more effective when we understand the context in which we are operating and the issues facing our county. Admission is free, voluntary contributions are welcome to offset the expenses of hosting events.

An important update from the Up2Us Board of Directors

Dear Up2Us Members,
As we celebrate another year of community, engagement and action with you, the 4,000+ members of Up2Us, we are excited to update you on the evolution of our operations and focus as we enter the third year of our organization.
The Board of Directors
The work of Up2Us continues undiminished and energized under the direction of the following founding Board members: Randee Glazer, Francesca Hagadus, Iris Lachaud, Kelly Leonard, Jason Lichtenthal, Kristin Lore, Holly McCall, Lori Morton, Beth Sauerhaft and Marie Short, with Julie Gaughran, Of Counsel.
Our Mission
We have simplified our mission and vision.

MissionUp2Us will support and elect Democrats in every race from the local level to the federal level by educating, organizing and getting out the vote.

VisionUp2Us seeks to ensure equality for everyone and protection of our rights and resources.

And, adapting to the ever-changing political landscape, we have found that we are best served refining and refocusing our efforts around the following themes: 

  • Informing and educating our membership on critical issues,
  • Voter registration and engagement (GOTV),
  • Progressive, pro-choice Democratic campaign support
  • Collaboration with partner organizations.

Our website and email communications continue to expand, as we continue to engage and support our robust Facebook community.  We encourage every member to bookmark our website at up2us.us, join our action page which has become the central place for sharing our actions and activities, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/up2usaction/ and signup for our monthly newsletters at https://www.up2us.us/membership-form

Thank you for joining us in marches, rallies and social media training. Our next major event will be a Town Hall on February 11th at the Millwood firehouse on County Government 101, led by Legislator MaryJane Shimsky to help us better target our work with the County government.  Register now to join us!
For more information, contact us at up2us@hotmail.com.

Onward, upward, together, stronger and committed…It’s Up2Us!
The Up2Us Board of Directors


Up2Us urges you to Vote "No" on the Prop 1 on NY Constitutional Convention


Vote No!

A New York Constitutional Convention (ConCon) will cost taxpayers millions of dollars and history shows that the people will not actually control the ConCon and outcomes, politicians and lobbyists will. Past conventions have been riddled with rigged agendas and political patronage. Despite the assertions to the contrary, a ConCon is NOT the only way to amend the constitution. The public referendum process has successfully amended the constitution more than 200 times. In fact, the constitution has been amended seven times in the last few years using this process, which included the voters approving casino gambling. Given that more than 70% of New Yorkers aren’t even aware of the vote, there does not appear to be a pressing public concern justifying it. It is a waste of time and money to conduct a Constitutional Convention and there is only risk of politicians eviscerating rights and protections that working families in New York count on.

On November 7 flip your ballot over and Vote NO on the ConCon!

A list of resources for additional information on a New York Constitutional Convention is listed here:

Huffington Post



New York ConCon Info

Up2us proudly announces the following endorsements of candidates for westchester county legislator in their respective districts

Up2Us envisions an America where individuals are represented fairly and treated with kindness and respect. Therefore, Up2Us proudly endorses the following candidates for Westchester County Legislator (listed in order of district).

  • Elect Nancy Vann for County Legislator (1st)
  • Elect Kitley Covill for County Legislator (2nd)
  • Elect Daren Tolz for County Legislator (3rd)
  • Re-elect Michael Kaplowitz for County Legislator (4th)
  • Re-elect Ben Boykin for County Legislator (5th)
  • Elect Nancy Barr for County Legislator (6th)
  • Re-elect Catherine Parker for County Legislator (7th)
  • Re-elect Alfreda Williams for County Legislator (8th)
  • Re-elect Catherine Borgia for County Legislator (9th)
  • Elect Damon Maher for County Legislator (10th)
  • Re-elect MaryJane Shimsky for County Legislator (12th)
  • Re-elect Lyndon Williams for County Legislator (13th)
  • Elect Gwen Dean for County Legislator (14th)
  • Elect Ruth Walter for County Legislator (15th)
  • Elect Chris Johnson for County Legislator (16th)
  • Re-elect Virginia Perez for County Legislator (17th)