June 13th Meeting Minutes

CCRP MEETING JUNE 13, 2020 Website https://ccrprogressives.org Email ccrprogressives@googlegroups.com Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/757573387960319/ GUEST ATTENDEES CANDIDATES John McDonald, NYS Assembly 108th, incumbent 8 years, is primaried by Sam Fein, 2 term Albany County Legislature. John also served 13 years as mayor of Cohoes and is a pharmacist. Legislative focus, climate and challenges of NYS Budget deficient due to COVID-19. https://www.mcdonaldforassembly.com/ ThearseContinue reading “June 13th Meeting Minutes”

Grow local, buy local movement spreading

SANDY STEUBING PAUSE Albany The Times Union Editorial Board recently wrote a timely and much-needed piece “In crisis, an opportunity,” April 22. I hope everyone had a chance to read it. The essential question posed was whether lessons from the pandemic can be used to put the planet on a healthier course. For example, the editorialContinue reading “Grow local, buy local movement spreading”

Immorality makes crisis even worse

Christine Primomo, R.N. I want to thank Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy for their strong leadership and action during this pandemic. The public needs them to continue to make decisions based on science and the recommendations of epidemiologists, the experts who have previously been shunned by the White House for speakingContinue reading “Immorality makes crisis even worse”

Trump weakened pandemic defenses

Anne McCabe, Bethlehem Morning Voice Huddle The Times Union reprint of The New York Times “Miscommunication, fear and confusion mar virus response,” March 8, in responding to the coronavirus makes many good points. However, merely mentioning the elimination of the global health unit of the National Security Council by the Trump administration understates the pivotalContinue reading “Trump weakened pandemic defenses”

Trump’s lack of attack creates needless chaos

Paul Fisk, Indivisible 518: Justice For All Donald Trump’s mishandling of the coronavirus emergency illustrates the folly of tolerating incompetence, ignorance and arrogance in a president. Trump radically reduced preparedness by cutting funding to key public health agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Security Council, the Department of Homeland SecurityContinue reading “Trump’s lack of attack creates needless chaos”

Capital Region Border Watch – Team Brownsville, La Escuelita

Capital Region Border Watch made their way to Texas this week to give aid and a voice to the crisis that is happening at the border. Florence Abrams has been giving updates from the effort. When the program was over, we headed to the cart area and saw a long line of children waiting atContinue reading “Capital Region Border Watch – Team Brownsville, La Escuelita”

Capital Region Border Watch – Team Brownsville, San Antonio to Home

Capital Region Border Watch made their way to Texas this week to give aid and a voice to the crisis that is happening at the border. Florence Abrams has been giving updates from the effort. Our Sidewalk School experience-As we approached the street separating the US for the camps, I could see smoke from cookingContinue reading “Capital Region Border Watch – Team Brownsville, San Antonio to Home”

Capital Region Border Watch – Team Brownsville, Bright Light to the Border

Capital Region Border Watch made their way to Texas this week to give aid and a voice to the crisis that is happening at the border. Florence Abrams has been giving updates from the effort. After returning to Brownsville with Team Brownsville, I joined the rest of the group at the park for the demonstration. Continue reading “Capital Region Border Watch – Team Brownsville, Bright Light to the Border”

Capital Region Border Watch – Team Brownsville, Night 4

Capital Region Border Watch made their way to Texas this week to give aid and a voice to the crisis that is happening at the border. Florence Abrams has been giving updates from the effort. World Kitchen put on lively dinner music.  There was absolutely no pushing, shoving, or rudeness from any of the adults. Continue reading “Capital Region Border Watch – Team Brownsville, Night 4”

Capital Region Border Watch – Team Brownsville, Day 4

Capital Region Border Watch made their way to Texas this week to give aid and a voice to the crisis that is happening at the border. Florence Abrams has been giving updates from the effort. The whole delegation worked for over 4 hours helping the World Kichen staff prepare meals under the pressure if thereContinue reading “Capital Region Border Watch – Team Brownsville, Day 4”

Capital Region Border Watch – Team Brownsville, Day 3

Capital Region Border Watch made their way to Texas this week to give aid and a voice to the crisis that is happening at the border. Florence Abrams has been giving updates from the effort. I learned last night that Josh Rubin came back from his border crossing and told those of us by theContinue reading “Capital Region Border Watch – Team Brownsville, Day 3”

Capital Region Border Watch – Team Brownsville, Day 2

Capital Region Border Watch made their way to Texas this week to give aid and a voice to the crisis that is happening at the border. Florence Abrams has been giving updates from the effort. Today we got to meet Josh Rubin of Witness Tornillo and Witness MPP.  He knew who we are because ofContinue reading “Capital Region Border Watch – Team Brownsville, Day 2”

Capital Region Border Watch – Team Brownsville, Day 1

Capital Region Border Watch made their way to Texas this week to give aid and a voice to the crisis that is happening at the border. Florence Abrams has been giving updates from the effort. It took us 14 hours to get here,  We did  stop in San Antonio to  have lunch with a 23Continue reading “Capital Region Border Watch – Team Brownsville, Day 1”

CANCELLED – Bethlehem Morning Voice Huddle Fundraiser

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Bethlehem Morning Voice Huddle is planning a fundraiser to support members who wish to travel to swing states to lend a hand in the elections and to be able to support the Democratic candidates on Day 1 after the primaries.   Please join us. 

Refugee Welcome Center Display

The Refugee Welcome Center of Albany has an interesting and colorful exhibit in the lobby of Albany City Hall, thanks to Albany City Community Outreach Coordinator Eva Bass. Stop by tosee arts and crafts renditions of Gee’s Bend quilts ( https://www.soulsgrowndeep.org/gees-bend-quiltmakers ) and Alma Woodsey Thomas paintings( https://www.designsponge.com/2018/02/black-history-month-spotlight-alma-woodsey-thomas.html ) created by the children at theContinue reading “Refugee Welcome Center Display”

Reject the Cover-up Rally

Members of various groups belonging to the Coalition participated in the nationwide Reject the Cover-Up Rally on February 5, in Albany, sending the message that the Impeachment Trial of Donald Trump was a sham, that without witnesses and evidence introduced, the American people were denied what is guaranteed by our constitution, a fair and honestContinue reading “Reject the Cover-up Rally”

Annual Open House hosted by Assemblywoman Pat Fahy

Members of the Bethlehem Morning Voice Huddle attended the Annual Open House hosted by Assemblywoman Pat Fahy of the 109th District for coffee and conversation while also viewing artwork by local artists. Recently on her website, Fahy congratulated the 1199 SEIU Upstate NY chapter workers of Kenwood Manor and Good Samaritan on their recent agreementContinue reading “Annual Open House hosted by Assemblywoman Pat Fahy”

Annual Women’s March

On Saturday, January 18, the local representation of the National Annual Women’s March took place in Schenectady, NY. with the marchers walking from City Hall to the YWCA. It was a brutally cold day but that did not prevent the enthusiastic participants from shouting their message, “This is what Democracy looks like!” The navy blueContinue reading “Annual Women’s March”

Paul Tonko spoke to members of CCRP

U.S. Representative Paul Tonko spoke to members of CCRP on August 24th.  The meeting was designed specifically for Capital Region activists to hear directly from Congressman Tonko about the status of various issues in Washington, what his views were, and how activists in the Capital Region could effectively bring about changes that we wish toContinue reading “Paul Tonko spoke to members of CCRP”

Lights for Liberty Vigil

On Friday evening, July 12, people gathered at West Capitol Park in Albany for the Lights for Liberty Vigil, a demonstration to protest the inhumane conditions faced by migrants coming across our borders seeking a better life. People came together quietly, greeted one another and acknowledged the common bond of human decency that brought themContinue reading “Lights for Liberty Vigil”

Volunteers Build RISSE Playground

This weekend, RISSE (Refugee and Immigrant Support Services for Emmaus) brought together volunteers from organizations across the Capital Region to build a playground at their 240 West Lawrence Street location. Saturday was a great day for hard work and great fun! If you want know about the playground or the services of RISSE, please visit their site at http://www.risse-albany.org/playground/.

CCRP Members Protest to Protect Women’s Rights

What a beautiful day for a protest! Members of CCRP from Progressive Schenectady and Bethlehem Morning Voice Huddle joined others on Saturday morning, June 22, to march the streets of Downtown Albany demanding Women be in charge of their reproductive rights. We are fortunate that these rights are protected in New York State. We standContinue reading “CCRP Members Protest to Protect Women’s Rights”

Saratoga Progressive Action calls on Congresswoman Stefanik to support impeachment proceedings

What a perfect day for a resistance activity!!! Nearly 100 grassroots activists turned out onSaturday, June 15, 2019 to highlight the need for impeachment proceedings to begin. SaratogaProgressive Action, led by Joe Seeman, hosted this event to let Elise Stephanik know that thereare many people who believe that Donald Trump should be impeached.