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Top 5 municipalities per county in # of tickets issued   Dutchess County Municipality Name # of tickets given 2016-2019 for V&T 375-380-a Town of Poughkeepsie 9,037 Town of East Fishkill 3,917 City of Poughkeepsie 2,971 City of Beacon 2,552 Town of Hyde Park...

“Democratic Socialists gather to help Poughkeepsie residents”

This past Sunday, we fixed brake lights, fed our neighbors and discussed how capitalism hurts the community. We heard from houseless people with mental health issues not getting the care they need and from neighbors who lamented the lack of jobs and opportunity in...

Standing in Solidarity with Decarcerate the Hudson Valley

The Mid Hudson Valley DSA and its members support the project of decarceration, prison abolition and any efforts to reduce funding for the carceral system and policing in our communities. We are proud to be a partner of the Decarcerate the Hudson Valley and stand firm...

Garden Giveway

Our Garden Giveaway was a great success! On Saturday October 10, we enjoyed the public park and community while learning more about our neighbors' shared struggles and desires for a better future.

10/3 Newburgh Brakelight Clinic

Another successful brakelight clinic helping people reduce their interactions with police. Police responses to traffic violations like broken brake lights demonstrate one way that working class people are criminalized in our society. There are plenty of reasons why...

9/27 Kingston Brakelight Clinic

In Kingston we were out checking and fixing brakelights. We had good conversations about policing and community safety. When we discussed the economic and political system that allows those interactions to be acceptable and commonplace we found people agreeing with us...

MHVDSA August Newsletter

The Mid-Hudson Valley DSA has been quite busy with many recent developments and a jam packed schedule for the days ahead. We wanted to update our members with some of what the chapter has been working on. Updates from the August 8th General Assembly The chapter...

Mid-Hudson Valley DSA Stands With Sarah Salem

The Mid-Hudson Valley Democratic Socialists of America stands in solidarity with our member, City of Poughkeepsie Common Council Chairperson Sarah Salem, and against attacks on them by the city's Police Benevolent Association. We support the efforts of Salem, along...

Mid-Hudson DSA joins Rally for Black Lives in Pleasant Valley

Last Saturday members of MHVDSA marched for justice and in solidarity with Black Lives in Pleasant Valley, New York. We witnessed the white supremacy and violence of "Back the Blue" counter-protestors against us and our Black and Brown comrades. This event reaffirmed...

New biweekly chapter meeting schedule

Mid Hudson Valley DSA is now holding regular chapter meetings online using Zoom due to the coronavirus pandemic. Meetings will be held every two weeks at 7 PM, and alternate between Tuesday and Saturday evenings to accomodate different schedules. Come discuss DSA’s...

2019 DSA Convention Report

From August 1-4, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, the Democratic Socialists of America held our bi-annual national convention, gathering 1000 elected delegates from chapters in all 50 states. It was by far the largest DSA convention ever, and the largest socialist gathering...

Nominations Now Open for DSA National Convention Delegates

The Mid-Hudson Valley DSA is currently accepting nominations for delegates to represent our chapter at the DSA national convention to be held August 2-4 in Atlanta. The convention, held every two years, is where DSA elects its national leadership and sets strategic...

2019 DSA National Convention Delegates Nominations

To submit a nomination, email organize@mhvdsa.org. Nominations are currently open, and will remain open through Sunday, June 9th. Voting will take place from June 10-16.For further questions and discussion about the nomination process or the nominees, please join the...

DSA Mid-Hudson Workplan February – Aug 2019

Adopted at our Founding Member Assembly on February 9, 2019. Regular member meetings and outreach rotate between Kingston, Newburgh, and Poughkeepsie on the second Saturday of each month at 11 am. Member education presentations rotate between Kingston, Newburgh, and...