Updates from Our Annual Meeting of the Members

On January 28, 2019 the voting members of Ulster People for Justice & Democracy convened for our Annual Meeting of the Members.

Photo of county executive candidate presentations

The meeting began with presentations from candidates seeking county-wide office. We heard from Dave Clegg, candidate for District Attorney; a representative from Bryan Round’s campaign for County Judge; and Marc Rider, Pat Ryan, and Pat Strong, all candidates for County Executive.

During the business portion of the meeting, voting member dues were set at $27 for the year, and a new steering committee was elected:

Chair
Rebecca Rojer
Vice Chair
Penny Coleman
Secretary
Ann Brown
Treasurer
Lanny Walter
Members at Large
Ed Kowalewski
Larissa Shaughnessy
Rick Vanden Heuvel

Additionally, the following working groups were determined to be active:

  • Ulster County Legislature Observers Working Group, chaired by Elisa Tucci and Tamara Telberg
  • Ulster County Electoral Field Guide Working Group, chaired by Penny Coleman
  • 2019 Endorsements Working Group, chaired by Thomas Brown
  • DA/Prosecutorial Reform Teach-In Working Group, chaired by Rebecca Rojer
  • County Legislature Teach-In Working Group, chaired by Elisa Tucci, Tamara Telberg, and Penny Coleman
  • Delegation to the Campaign for the NY Health Act, chaired by Charlotte Adamis
  • Delegation to the Fair Elections Campaign, chaired by Lanny Walter

Anyone interested in getting involved in a working group is encouraged to email connect@ulsterpeople.org to be put in contact with the working group chair(s). Our Calendar and Take Action pages are another good way to learn how to plug in to our work.

Our next general meeting will be held on Monday, March 11 from 6-8pm (location TBA).

An Invitation for Candidates Seeking County Offices in 2019 to Address Ulster People for Justice & Democracy

Ulster People for Justice & Democracy will host its annual Members Meeting on Monday, January 28 at 6pm at the Rosendale Rec Center. We invite candidates running for county-level offices in 2019, and interested in seeking our endorsement, to address our membership at this meeting.

Due to the accelerated timeframe of the special election, for candidates seeking the office of County Executive, we ask that you complete our Local Candidate Endorsement Questionnaire prior to the meeting. Candidates who have completed our questionnaire in prior years need not do so again, unless their positions on the issues have changed since they last completed the form.

Candidates running for other offices are asked to not fill out the questionnaire at this time, as our endorsement committee will release an updated 2019 questionnaire shortly.

We can accommodate up to 6 candidates at this meeting. Preference will be given to those running for county-wide office (County Exec, Justice, DA) and then to non-incumbents.

Candidates will be given 5 minutes to speak, with the possibility for Q&A and (based on how many candidates attend).

Please RSVP to connect@ulsterpeople.org.

In Solidarity,

Steering Committee of Ulster People for Justice & Democracy

 

Updates from Our Annual Meeting of the Members

On January 24, 2018 the voting members of Ulster People for Justice & Democracy convened for their Annual Meeting of the Members. Members voted to adopt Bylaws and a Code of Conduct, as well as some minor adjustments to our mission statement. Voting member dues were set at $27 for the year, and a new steering committee was elected:

Chair
Rebecca Rojer
Vice Chair
Penny Coleman
Secretary
Bill Barr
Treasurer
Lanny Walter
Member at Large

Ann Brown

Additionally, the following working groups were determined to be active:

  • Healthcare Working Group, chaired by Charlotte Adamis
  • Ulster County Electoral Field Guide Working Group, chaired by Penny Coleman
  • Sheriff Election Working Group, chaired by Rebecca Rojer
  • Ulster County Legislature Observers Working Group, chaired by Elisa Tucci and Tamara Telberg

Anyone interested in getting involved in a working group is encouraged to email connect@ulsterpeople.org to be put in contact with the working group chair(s). Our Calendar and Take Action pages are another good way to learn how to plug in to our work. The next general meeting (recently postponed from February to March) is another opportunity to hear about all of our working groups and find out how to get involved.