Up2Us Steps Up!

For the past three years, Up2Us has driven political action to support Democrats across NY and the USA. We have petitioned, trained, canvassed, registered voters, phone-banked and staffed several campaign offices.

But we have done more than that. We have stepped up.

In 2017, three of our members-- Kristen Browde, Gail Markels and Ivy Pool, ran for the Town of New Castle Town Board, resulting in a gain of one seat.

In May of 2018 , our Executive Director, Holly McCall, ran successfully for the Board of Education in the Chappaqua School District.

One of our founding Board Members, Francesca Hagadus is currently running for Town Council in the Town of Mt. Pleasant, NY.

We are enormously proud of these members who have had the courage to put their names on ballots.

We are equally proud when candidates and electeds join.

If there are any other of our over 4000 members who are running or considering a run for office, please shout out below!

It’s Up2Us!

Grassroots Groups across New York call on Senator Schumer to Unite Democrats in Blocking Trump’s Nominee to Replace Justice Kennedy

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 27, 2018

NEW YORK — Today , a coalition of Indivisible and grassroots groups issued the following statement:

“This week we witnessed irreparable damage done to our communities by an extremist Supreme Court that upheld the discriminatory Muslim Ban, ruled in favor of discrimination against LGBTQ individuals, supported states’ voter suppression tactics and dealt a massive blow to public sector unions and their members’ livelihoods.

“We cannot afford another lifetime appointment of a conservative zealot to the Supreme Court.

“The Supreme Court should be focused on upholding the law, not tearing it down to benefit corporations and bigots. With the unprecedented corruption, dishonesty, and intolerance displayed by the Trump administration, Democrats must stand united in opposing ANY judge put forth by President Trump until after the 2018 midterm elections.

“Senator Schumer, our fundamental civil rights are at stake. You have our support to do everything in your power to unite Democrats to keep this seat empty —for as long as necessary.”

Signed:

Indivisible Nation BK, Empire State Indivisible, Northwest Bronx Indivisible, Up2Us, Indivisible Harlem, Fight Back Bay Ridge, Indivisible Brooklyn, Caring for Us Indivisible, Indivisible BK Do or Die, WHARR, NYCD16 Indivisible, Indivisible Upper East Side, Action Together Northern Westchester, Indivisible Heights of Resistance, Morningside Heights Resistance, Upper West Side Moveon, Indivisible Queens

UPDATED TIME: Families Belong Together: Hudson Valley

There has been a change in time for the June 30th event.  Please note the correct time is 1pm.


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Stand Up, Fight Back

On June 30, 2018, people all over the United States will stand up and say to the Trump Administration, “Stop The Cruelty Now!” in a nationwide protest proclaiming Families Belong Together. We invite people in the Hudson Valley to be part of that protest at the Federal Courthouse in White Plains. 300 Quarropas St, White Plains, NY 10601

The Trump administration has committed itself to an anti-immigrant agenda, systematically criminalizing immigration and immigrants, ending Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals (DACA) leaving youth and their families in crisis, using intimidation tactics by ICE to terrorize the undocumented members of our communities. The Trump administration has also left hundreds of thousands of Temporary Protected Statues (TPS) holders in a state of uncertainty.

Pablo Villavicencio, who was taken by ICE officials when he delivered a pizza to the Fort Hamilton Army base in Brooklyn on June 1 is a clear example of the Trump Administration's on-going desire to tear apart immigrant families. This man's wife and children are all US citizens and in February, he had begun the process of gaining his "Green Card" residency status. He is not a danger to anyone. This case shows the immediate need for Congress to take action and stop these attacks on our communities -- and especially to defund and abolish ICE!

Immigrant workers are being targeted by both ICE and some local police departments. They are exploited in their jobs, and separated from their children and love ones. They live in constant fear that ICE can take them away when they are at homes at their job or just walking on the street, and move them anywhere at any time, day or night. And their children live in constant fear that their parents will be taken away. This is no way to live!

At the US southern border, children are being ripped away and separated from their parents while corporations, private prisons and jails are profiting off detention centers and the deportation process. New centers are being created in every state and county. Children of all ages are being kept in inhumane conditions and their conditions medical and physiological conditions remain unknown while divided from their families and warehoused in detention centers throughout the country – including here in Westchester.

More than ever, we need to be loud and clear: Join immigrant workers, families and DACA youth and TPS holders from across the Hudson Valley as we say NO to deportation, NO to separating families at the border and in our communities, NO to detention centers. Let’s say YES to a clean Dream Act, YES to a sane immigration policy and YES to treating the undocumented with respect. And let’s abolish ICE now!

To learn more about any of these initiatives, how you can get involved,or Co-host email us at:
info@hvccoalition.org or visit http://www.hvccoalition.org/HVCC_Home.php

From FreetheChildrenCoalition--Important Message

Due to concerns about the safety and well being of the children being detained in the ICE facilities we will NOT take any action directed at the facilities. We understand the desire to meet there, to protest there and to shut it down, but we strongly urge folks to not do that. Experts in law and child welfare with knowledge of the SKP facilities have advised this plan of action. The children are already being victimized. We don’t want to add further pain to their ordeal by 1. Scaring them or 2. Forcing the removal of the children to detention centers that are less safe and do not properly care for them like Federal Detention Centers or Tent Internment Camps. Please inform friends and spread this message.

Find an Event Near You 


However, there are local events to participate in:
***ROUND-UP OF EVENTS FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN & FAMILIES***


6/19 - Union Square Park - 6:00pm
Stop Ripping Families Apart! Trump/Pence Must Go
https://www.facebook.com/events/2067145406940774/
 

6/20 - Sleepy Hollow - 5:00am
Farewell of the Caravan: Solidarity, Hope and Freedom
https://www.facebook.com/events/181336742709688/
 

6/20 - Tarrytown - 7:30pm
Rivertowns March for Refugee Families
https://www.facebook.com/events/808181456047077/
 

6/30 - White Plains - 10:00am
Keep Our Families Together March: Hudson Valley
https://www.facebook.com/events/232806040637943/?notif_t=event_calendar_create&notif_id=1529433102755666
 

6/30 - NYC - multiple events/times

Families Belong Together
https://act.moveon.org

6/30 - Washington, DC - 11:00am
https://act.moveon.org

Join Up2Us at a Town Hall with Pete Harckham for NY State Senate

Come meet and ask questions of SD40's newest candidate for State Senate.

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New York's 40th District includes the towns of Beekman, Pawling and the village of Pawling in Dutchess County, the towns of Carmel, Patterson and Southeast, and the village of Brewster in Putnam County, and the city of Peekskill, the towns of Cortlandt, Lewisboro, Mount Pleasant, New Castle, North Salem, Pound Ridge, Somers and Yorktown, the town/village of Mount Kisco, and the villages of Briarcliff Manor, Buchanan, Croton-on-Hudson, Pleasantville and Sleepy Hollow in Westchester County.

Click for more information on Pete Harckham.

 

Town Hall with Pete Harckham

Monday, June 4 at 7 PM

New Castle Town Hall

200 South Greeley Ave

Chappaqua, New York

Join us for a Town Hall with County Legislator, Catherine Parker on April 29

On Sunday, April 29 at 2pm, Up2Us will welcome Westchester County Legislator and Majority Leader, Catherine Parker for a Town Hall meeting at the Millwood Firehouse in Millwood.

Catherine Parker represents the 7th Legislative District (Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Rye, Part of Harrison and Part of New Rochelle) and is currently serving as the Majority Leader of the Democratic Caucus.  

Catherine has played a role in the passage of the act prohibiting gun shows at the Westchester County Center and other county facilities.  As a sponsor of the creation of a County Energy Director position, she looks forward to working with the County Executive to see the role of the Director expand to help improve energy efficiency across the County and reduce some of the financial burden of taxpayers. Legislator Parker has also introduced legislation to Limit Use of Plastic Bags and Styrofoam by retailers in the county and to provide for cleaner air by reducing and eventually eliminating the use of dirtier #4 and #6 heating fuels.

We look forward to hearing her thoughts on Westchester County Government and legislative issues.

For more on Catherine Parker, visit http://westchesterlegislators.com/district-7.html.

The Millwood Fire House is located at 100 Millwood Road in Millwood, NY.