The Lower Hudson Valley Region is largely suburban, with many inhabitants who commute to work in NYC. It has a reputation for being very white and very affluent, but it also has a significant non-white population (and a high Jewish population.) Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the NY senate minority leader, is from this region, and pointedly called out Cuomo on his implication that she, being a woman of color, must be from the metro region. During the 2016 primaries, the area went very heavily for Hillary Clinton. The shock of Clinton’s loss has spurred the creation of many activist groups locally, although some of these groups are more of the “check book activism” type. The area includes many environmental activists who have been protesting against pipelines, the nuclear plant, oil cargo boats on the Hudson, and so forth, for many years. NYPAN members in this region succeeded in removing Astorino from the office of Westchester County Executive and replacing him with George Latimer.

 

Lower Hudson Valley Progressive Action Network

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Acronym: LHVPAN
Region: Westchester & Putnam Counties, CD 16 & CD 17
Contact Person: Andrew Falk
Email: LHVPAN@nypan.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lhvpan
Twitter: www.twitter.com/LHVPAN

 

Region: Rockland County
Contact Person: Gina Ironside
Email: rocklandcitizens@nypan.org
Website: www.rocklandbern.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/170588956752383

 

Principled Progressives of Orange County

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Region: Orange County
Contact Person: Pramilla Malick
Email: PPOC@nypan.org
Website: PrincipledProgressives.org
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PrincipledProgressives/
Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/1156325314494355

 

Region: Ulster County, CD-19
Contact Person: Kelleigh McKenzie
Email: ulsterpeople@nypan.org
Website: www.ulsterpeople.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/UlsterPeople