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Didi Barrett Campaign rolls out endorsements

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August 25, 2014

Assemblymember Barrett: It’s very gratifying that the hard work of our office these past two years has earned the support of so many organizations who fight everyday for our families and children, for local jobs, to ensure equality for women and girls, and to protect the environment. Thank you to New York State AFL-CIO,...
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SEN. GIPSON’S STATEMENT ON RECENT NYS SETTLEMENTS

August 22, 2014

— POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement in response to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s recent settlements, including today’s announcement of a multi-million dollar settlement from Bank of America for wrongful mortgage practices. “I welcome the news that New York State is set to receive substantial revenue from...
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SEN. GIPSON ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FROM LEADING WOMEN’S GROUPS

August 14, 2014

— POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — Two of New York’s leading women’s advocacy groups today announced their endorsement of State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) on his re-election for the 41st Senate District. NARAL Pro-Choice New York and Planned Parenthood Advocates of New York noted Senator Gipson’s commitment to protecting women’s hard-won rights and health care...
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SEN. GIPSON COMMENDS NEW U.S. DOT SAFETY MEASURES FOR OIL TRAINS

July 25, 2014

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) lauded the U.S. Department of Transportation for proposing new safety measures for the transportation of crude oil. In May of this year, Senator Gipson issued a letter to federal representatives urging the federal government to take “immediate, concrete and substantial action to protect our...
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DIDI BARRETT: I’M PROUD TO ANNOUNCE MY 2014 RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN

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July 17, 2014

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D- Hudson) announced today that she will seek re-election to represent the residents of the 106th Assembly District, which includes parts of Dutchess and Columbia counties. Barrett has received overwhelming support from the community, collecting nearly 2000 signatures, triple the amount required, for her nominating petitions. Barrett has chosen to announce...
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State education standards fail kids

February 7, 2012

New York state sets the standards for what should be taught and how it should be taught. It defines the tests for evaluating the achieving of its goals. It...
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Election Integrity must be preserved

February 5, 2012

Printed in the Poughkeesie Journal 2/2/2012: Valley Views Nothing is more fundamental to our democracy than the right to vote. The New York State Legislature should be commended for...
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Hayworth Business Policies Strike Out

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February 18, 2011

The Poughkeepsie Journal covered U.S. Rep. Nan Hayworth’s talk with business leaders (“Hayworth talks business with local leaders, Feb. 4). In the article the congresswoman stated the following: “If...
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Politics Trumps Voice of the People

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February 6, 2011

At its January 24th meeting of the Dutchess County Legislature, the Republican majority once more confirmed its commitment to the dubious practice of gerrymandering the boundary lines of the...
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Corporations Are Not People

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January 19, 2011

January 21st marks the first anniversary of the unfortunate 5-4 “Citizens United vs. The Federal Elections Commission” decision of the Supreme Court that gave the rights of personhood to...
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Independent Redistricting

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December 21, 2010

Every so often in politics, a legislative body comes together and passes a good government reform – something that places the voters’ interest ahead of political gain. This happened...
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