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.
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