Support Racial Justice
Across Westchester this past week, people from Yonkers to Yorktown held vigils, marches, and protests to take a stand for racial justice and call for an end to systemic racism. Check out this article for updates about local events as they develop.
Save the Date: Westchester Wide Event 6/21
CD17 Indivisible Forum Recap
Click here to watch our successful virtual Indivisible/Activist forum featuring the seven candidates running to replace Rep. Nita Lowey in CD17.
School Board Election Extended
Governor Cuomo has extended the deadline for school districts to receive their ballots by a week. Ballots can be mailed through June 16th for New York’s first ever vote by mail school board and budget election. Your school district should have mailed you a ballot with a postage paid return envelope.Hand delivered ballots must be turned in by 5 P.M. on June 9th.
In Westchester, in addition to the Presidential primary, there are primaries in Congressional districts 16&17, a race for District Attorney, some Assembly seats up for grabs and select Judicial races.
Early voting for theJune 23rd Democratic Primary begins this Saturday, June 13th. Polling locations should be announced soon; we will send out an e-blast as soon as the Westchester Board of Elections releases the information.
If you are voting by mail, you will get TWO ballots. One for the presidential primary and one for local races. Be sure to send BOTH ballots back to the BOE. They must be postmarked by June 22nd.
If you want to vote by mail but haven’t filled out an application, click here to download the application from the BOE website and check the box labeled “temporary illness.” You must mail your application by June 16th.
Voting by mail is only one of three ways you can vote in the primary. You can Vote Early or you can Vote on June 23rd – Primary Day. Click here for a complete guide to voting in the NY primary.
The NY State Legislature is supposed to vote on a set of bills to reform law enforcement practices, including a repeal of 50-a, which shields police disciplinary records and personnel files from public view. Click here to send an email to your state lawmaker showing you support the repeal of 50-a.
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Westchester is gradually reopening. Here is a list of what can open during the four phases outlined by the state.
Antibody testing is now available at the Westchester County Center. Call 914-326-2060 for more information.
Ways To Help Those In Need:
- Feeding Westchester
- Donate to the New Rochelle Food Pantry
- Donate to WestCOP
- Donate to Family-to-Family
- Coronavirus Care Fund
- Donate to the National Domestic Workers Alliance Coronavirus Fund
- Masks are in short supply. Help out @ www.sewforny.org
- Call (914) 849-GIVE or email email@example.com to contribute to White Plains Hospital’s COVID-19 Relief Fund
- New York-Presbyterian Hospital, in addition to accepting masks, gloves and protective eyewear, would also accept funds for food for the health care workers and old iPads to help patients in hospitals stay connected with loved ones. You can email NYP at masks@NYP.net
- Greenwich Hospital has created a donation page for financial donations. Http://giving.greenhosp.org/giving/covid-19/support/funds/
- Additional ways to help locally
Here are some Domestic Violence hotlines and resources:
Hope’s Door, Inc. (888) 438-8700 – Provides both residential and non-residential domestic violence services. OCFS Licensed and Approved.My Sisters’ Place (800) 298-SAFE/7233 – Provides both residential and non-residential domestic violence services. OCFS Licensed and Approved.Westchester County Office for Women– Provides non-residential domestic violence services. OCFS Licensed and ApprovedFamily Helpline/Hotline weekdays 9am – 5pm (914) 995-5972Weekend and after hours (914) 995-2099Spanish Language (White Plains) (914) 995–6581
Spanish Language (Yonkers) (914) 231-2882
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