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Ulster People General Meeting
March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Ulster People for Justice & Democracy at our General Meeting!
This meeting will feature an educational presentation on compassionate approaches to the opioid crisis, as well as Q&As with two candidates: Juan Figueroa for Ulster County Sheriff and Jumaane Williams for New York Lt. Governor. We’ll also hear updates from our working groups, including how to get involved in the important work we’re doing fighting for universal healthcare for all New Yorkers, keeping an eye on what’s going on in our county legislature, and more!
- Meet the Candidates: Juan Figueroa for Ulster County Sheriff and Jumaane D. Williams for New York State Lieutenant Governor.
(Note: UP has not yet endorsed any candidate for these offices.)
- Educational Presentation: Chatham, NY Police Chief Peter Volkmann will present on Chatham Cares 4 U, a compassionate and forward-thinking approach to the opioid crisis that allows police to act as allies, rather than the enemies, of residents suffering from addiction. Chief Volkmann will speak to us on behalf of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership.
- Hear updates from our working groups & learn how to get involved!
ABOUT THE CANDIDATES
Candidate for Ulster County Sheriff
Juan served twenty-two years in the United States Marine Corps, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer and twenty-five years in the New York State Police. He has patrolled the roads of Ulster County and worked in the Bureau of Criminal Investigations. He has successfully taken down drug cartels, worked to stop corruption and fought to keep us safe abroad. He is seeking the Democratic nomination to be the next Sheriff of Ulster County.
Candidate for NY Lieutenant Governor
Councilman Williams, who is a member of the Brooklyn Chapter of NYPAN and was a Bernie Sanders delegate to the 2016 DNC Convention, has been a unique progressive voice in New York State, where he was a founder of the NYC Council Progressive Caucus, an author of legislation ending the notorious and racist “stop and frisk” police policy, a fighter for civil and immigrant rights, a main champion in securing tens of thousands of summer youth jobs, and has had many other notable accomplishments. He has engaged in civil disobedience numerous times, and recently putting his body on the line to try to prevent the deportation of immigrants.