Sunday, November 12, 2017
Please bring a treat or snack or drink if you’d like. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
Also please consider attending the Town Council meeting on December 11th at 7pm to support the Pleasantville plastic bag ban.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Contact Danielle King at to RSVP and get information on the location.
[UPDATE]: The voter's guide Danielle presented is available for download here.
Monday, October 2, 2017
There will be a Meet and Greet for Judge Christi Acker, candidate for the NYS Supreme Court's 9th Judicial District at the Murray residence in Pleasantville on Friday, October 13th, from 7:30 to 9:30pm.
To RSVP and get location details, contact Alicia Murray at
Monday, September 25, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Monday, September 18, 2017
These are both critical races and we are asking everyone to get involved to help phone bank and/or canvass to get out the Democrats for the November 7th election day.
Please visit the Sign-Up Genius link below to sign up for time slots.
You can also visit the Tolz Pleasantville office anytime (29 Marble Ave. in Pleasantville to the left of the dive shop) and download an app that will help you do everything from home.
Monday, September 4, 2017
1. Our next Indivisible Pleasantville meeting will be Sunday, September 10 at 3:00pm at our usual location. Hope to see you there!
Ms. Cunzio,In light of the County Executive vetoing the WIPA and the need for an additional vote by the County Legislature, there is ample legal evidence that says the County Executive is not correct in his analysis of this legislation, and I strongly encourage you to VOTE YES on this proposal when a post-veto vote takes place. I refer you to a statement (copied below – scroll down to AG Schneiderman Statement) released by the Attorney General of NYS. Please note that the wording of the Westchester Immigrant Protection Act was reviewed by the highest legal authority in NYS.I also refer you to this link in which the Attorneys General of CA, OR, RI, WA and DC are in agreement with NYS. Here is an excerpt of the total report which can be found on the following link: https://ag.ny.gov/press-
release/ag-schneiderman-releas es-new-joint-report-attorneys- general-ca-or-ri-wa-and-dc-set ting“Today, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released a new joint report debunking the Trump Administration’s bogus legal and public safety claims against cities and towns that choose to limit their participation in the most aggressive forms of federal immigration enforcement. As the joint report details, such localities are lawfully permitted to decline most forms of participation. Further, as crime statistics and testimonials from law enforcement officials across the country illustrate, by adopting such policies, such jurisdictions can often enhance public safety in their communities.”
A.G. Schneiderman Statement on Passage of Westchester Immigrant Protection Act New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released the following statement following the Westchester County Board of Legislators’ passage of the Immigrant Protection Act, which was drafted using the Attorney General’s legal guidance:“It’s clear that public safety depends on building and maintaining trust with the immigrant communities our officers bravely serve.“The Trump administration’s draconian immigration policies undercut public safety, threatening to drive immigrant communities underground – and making them fearful to report crimes, serve as witnesses, and more. In fact, just the other month we issued a detailed report that brought together crime stats and testimonials from law enforcement, illustrating how ‘sanctuary’ policies can often enhance public safety.“I’m proud that the Westchester legislature used my office’s legal guidance in drafting the Immigrant Protection Act – joining a number of other local governments around the state in doing so.“We’ll continue to work with our local partners to ensure that both our immigrant communities and our public safety are protected from the dangerous policies coming out of Washington.”New York City Press Office: (212) 416-8060
Albany Press Office: (518) 776-2427, nyag.pressoffice@ag.
ny.govThank you for your consideration regarding this important matter.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
- 1,684 diapers
- 5,040 wipes
- 10 first aid kits
- 20 infant toys
- 20 sleep sacks and gowns
- 40 onesies
- 15 board books
- 20 bibs
- plus assorted outfits, socks, and toiletries
The surplus of our donated items will be used for future baby boxes (OD distributes these boxes on a regular basis). If you're interested in volunteering, contact to be put in touch with the coordinator.
Again, thanks to all of you! I truly appreciate the generosity of time, effort, and spirit that I see in this group.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Saturday, July 1, 2017
If you are a registered Democrat and you have not signed a balloting petition WE NEED YOUR SIGNATURE before July 7th. You do not need to sign up to canvass - just to sign your name on the ballot.
If you have not already signed a ballot petition, please contact us at to arrange a time for someone to come and collect your signature.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Indivisible Pleasantville, along with a number of other political organizations, is organizing a protest following a meeting to request Sen. Terrence Murphy publicly state whether or not he supports the Affordable Care Act and whether or not he supports the NY Health Act in the event the ACA is repealed.
- Date/Time – Friday June 16, 4pm
- Location – Public Sidewalk on Rt 118 near Murphy’s Restaurant, 355 Kear Street, Yorktown, NY 10598
- Parking – In Mall Parking Lot near Kmart, then walk to Rt. 188
New York Health Act is just and fair
Senator Murphy show you care
- Crowd – everyone take video and/or pictures
- Announcer (Marianna Stout) – opens event, signals Dead People to lie down, and calls on storytellers
- Dead People – at signal, lie down and hold up tombstones
- Storytellers – in turn, read their own stories
- Announcer – signals Dead People stand up
- Chanting by everyone
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Dear Members of Indivisible Pleasantville,
I am running for Westchester County Legislator, District 3, against Margaret Cunzio.
I currently teach high school math in Harlem. My past experience includes running a small business, project management at IBM, and finance. So, I am not a politician by trade. But - like many of us, I was inspired by the 2016 election outcome to get more involved in my community and stand up for liberal values, which is why I have announced my candidacy for this seat. As many of you know, this race is extremely important because although the Democrats have a majority, we have two legislators that regularly vote with the Republicans. This means that every legislator that we can turn over to a true Democrat, makes an important difference.
Margaret Cunzio votes virtually 100% with Mr. Astorino. She is effectively a rubber stamp for his agenda. She was supportive of the ice skating rink, the gun show and she is in favor of airport privatization. (although she won’t announce publicly)
We have an excellent chance of winning this seat, based on the closeness of the last election and the current wave of grass roots activism.
Because Democrats don't typically vote in non-presidential elections, we only need about ONE-THIRD of the 2016 Hilary voters in order to win. (last time we lost by 800 votes)
I am supporting George Latimer for the top of the ticket, who I believe to be an excellent candidate. With about 80% of Democratic voters voting straight across the Democratic ticket his candidacy will give us some momentum. So yes, we need clear messaging, name recognition, and few other things, but really this entire effort comes down to a "get out the vote" campaign that will benefit every Democratic candidate.
I need help in order to make my candidacy successful. This will be an extremely grassroots effort and its success will rely on manpower and the enthusiasm of individuals. To that end please let me know if you are able to lend your time (even a little of it!) to help out the campaign. We need:
- office support
- campaign management team members
- door knockers
- communications team members
- lots of other help - if you reach out we’ll find a place for you!
If you are interested please send me an email: email@example.com.
Thanks for all that you do,
Candidate for Westchester County Legislator, District 3
Monday, June 12, 2017
Some key links:
Single-use plastic shopping bags are a chronic litter and pollution problem. While they offer a few minutes of convenience, the damage they can cause is lasting. PleasantvilleRecycles, the Village's recycling committee, proposes that Pleasantville join New Castle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, the city of Rye, and many other municipalities, states, and countries around the world to adopt an ordinance that will encourage customers to use reusable bags by restricting the availability of single-use plastic shopping bags and imposing a fee on paper bags. Doing so will help make Pleasantville a cleaner and safer place to live.
To sign the online petition visit this link with change.org.
If you want to help participate, you can download literature to distribute here:
* Anyone may sign the petition, but we ask that you keep separate, clearly-labeled copies for village residents, non-residents, and minors
For more questions, contact the Indivisible Environmental Committee at
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Please see the flyer below for information on how to get involved as a petition carrier this month.
FYI - Margaret Ables and Nicole Asquith spent some time going door-to-door in Pleasantville gathering signatures for Nicole's campaign earlier in the year and said it was a genuinely pleasant experience!
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Monthly Meeting Details
Our monthly meeting will be this Sunday (the 21st) at 3pm in the same location as last month. In addition to an update on the Astorino Town Hall we are hoping to have several speakers:
- Representative from Indivisible Westchester
- Candidate for County Legislator Daren Tolz (opposing Cunzio)
- Candidate for Mt. Pleasant Town Council Nathaniel Smith
Please contact to RSVP and let us know if you need the location address.
Service Projects Update
Our service event this month at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church in support of our immigrant neighbors was a great success. We are hoping to put together similar events at other churches in Pleasantville. If you are interested in helping with this please reach out to (Spanish speakers are especially needed)
We will be announcing a new summer-long service activity at the meeting on Sunday!
Westchester Democratic Convention Results
Here are the full results from the Democratic Nominating Convention, held last Wednesday night at the Westchester County Center:
- County Exec - George Latimer handily defeated Ken Jenkins with 71% of the votes
- County Clerk - Tim Idoni, unopposed
- Westchester Family Court - Arlene Gordon-Øliver by a slim margin with 52% of the votes
- Westchester County Court - George Fufidio won in a tight race with 50.1% of the votes
See you Sunday!
Friday, May 12, 2017
night at the Mt. Pleasant Town Hall, County Executive Rob Astorino updated us on the county activities. The room was about 60% Astorino supporters and 40% opposers.
Here are a few updates:
Astorino touted an important opioid abuse program, the Safer Communities campaign. Opioid abuse is a significant problem and should be addressed. We are glad he is working to address this issue.
However, Astorino claims the campaign was "started because of Newtown." Astorino has no place mentioning Sandy Hook as a connection because Astorino actively overrided county legislators to allow the gun show at the Westchester County Convention Center. It is not appropriate for him to claim this drug abuse campaign is in response to a national gun violence tragedy. Further, when questioned why he vetoed county legislation to prevent the gun show, his response was "because I can."
A parent can use the excuse "because I can," but a legislator should have reasonable explanations for his decision-making process.
Secondly, a Mt. Pleasant resident asked questions about the impact of the immigration actions on kids who are affected and confused when friends don't show up for school. Astorino spent several minutes discussing how much a speaks Spanish and loves the culture but transitioned to discussing how "immigrants who commit crimes should be arrested."
However, when Indivisible Pleasantville (and other Indivisible chapters) called back, "What about the children? She's talking about the children!" Astorino responded: "Let's leave the kids out of this."
Other topics included: privatization of the airport, Indian Point and other new projects.
Let's show Astorino that he's accountable to us. Please share these memes based on the Town Hall far and wide!
Monday, May 8, 2017
But we need you! And don’t worry -- you don’t have to speak publicly. What we need is a large number of people willing to go and show resistance. For instance, you could hide a small sign in your bag and when there is a point of contention we can stand up with our signs.
We know it’s hard with everyday life to work this in to your schedule at the last minute, but we really need as many people as possible to make a point to Astorino that the resistance maintains its force.
Here are the details:
- What: County Executive Rob Astorino Town Hall
- When: Wednesday, May 10
- Time: 7:00 p.m.
- Where: Mount Pleasant Town Hall, One Town Hall Plaza (Valhalla)
- RSVP to:
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Received today from Kim at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church via Facebook:
I am sharing with the incredible team from Indivisible Pleasantville....
Thank you, thank you for the perfect party you pulled off this afternoon. The kids were ebullient as they made their sketch pads and totes, picked out designs for face painting, played games, whacked piñatas and dove for treats. And if providing children with an afternoon of fun on Mexican National Children's Day was all you did, the day would have been a complete success.
But you did so much more. The delicious lunch and desserts! The camaraderie among adults! The well-received session with the immigration attorney, and later, the discussion with Pastor Debbie about how to talk about immigration with kids. Providing rides to and from our church. Setting up and cleaning up. And inviting attendees into the community that is Pleasantville. You are an inspiration.
Until next time, my friends.
Kim and The Pleasantville Presbyterian Church
Monday, April 24, 2017
Tuesday, May 9th
- 7:00pm - Reception on porch of Marmaduke Forster House
- 8:00pm - Screening across the street at Pleasantville Presbyterian Church
Saturday, April 15, 2017
UPDATED: Save the date — April 30th from 12:30-3:30pm — for this month's service project!
The Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, which generously hosted a couple of IP meetings, is holding a luncheon to gather with the Latino immigrant community in and around Pleasantville. The party will celebrate National Children's Day in Mexico, as well as offer a program for adults about immigrant issues (notary publics and lawyers will be available to the attendees).
Indivisible Pleasantville members are invited to volunteer at this event. Most of the program will be conducted in Spanish—so Spanish-speaking volunteers are especially welcome!
There are a number of volunteer opportunities available; please check out the sign-up genius link for more information. One particular need is for a Social Worker or Therapist who can say a few words about how parents should discuss immigration issues with their children. If you are a social worker or know someone who would like to help, please sign up!
CLICK HERE to read more details and sign up. For more details, email .
A reminder that we are organizing a group to attend the Science March in NYC next Saturday, April 22nd (Earth Day!). We will have a poster-making party this Wednesday night 4/19 -- those who are attending the march in DC or the Climate Change march the following weekend are welcome to join as well.
Email if you are interested in joining the march or attending the poster-making get-together.
Sunday, April 2, 2017
I did inventory everything that was collected, so here's a sampling:
- 150 bars of soap
- 60 pounds of pasta and rice
- 60 cans of tuna and chicken
- 40 cans of soup
- 50 cans of veggies and beans
- 30 tubes of toothpaste
- 45 toothbrushes
- 20 pounds of oatmeal
- 30 bars of deodorant
- 150 rolls of toilet paper and paper towels
- 30 jars and cans of pasta sauce
- 35 household cleansers
- Plus: nuts and nut butters, dried fruits, shampoos, dish soaps, laundry detergents, tissues, and so much more!
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Indivisible Pleasantville (IP) will collect unopened food, toiletries, and cleaning products for our vulnerable neighbors. The drive will run from March 15-29. For a list of collection sites, contact Justine Fontinell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, we have created an Amazon Wish List, for IP members who would like to simply order and ship their donations to our collection. Click Here to view the wish list.
If you are unable to drop your items at our collection sites, please email Justine at email@example.com to make pick-up arrangements.
HVCS will accept any non-expired, non-perishable food items. The agency has requested, whenever possible, that you choose low-sodium options, since many of their clients have high blood pressure. The following foods are especially needed:
- Canned meat and fish
- Nuts and nut butters
- Canned or dried beans
- Pasta and sauce
- Soups and stews
- Dried/canned/jarred fruits
- Canned vegetables
- Rice or other grains
- Cereals, oatmeal
- Shelf-stable milk (boxed, canned, powdered)
Many of HVCS’ clients who are in need of food assistance also need basic toiletry and cleaning items. Non-food products cannot be purchased with food stamps—and many pantries do not collect such items—so these (unopened) toiletries and household cleaning supplies are especially needed:
- Disposable razors
- Dish soap
- Toilet bowl cleaner
- Laundry detergent
- Face/body soap
- Paper towels
- All-purpose cleaners
Thursday, March 9, 2017
It's a big week for Indivisible Pleasantville!
- THURSDAY (3/9) - 7:30pm - Board of Trustees debate at Village Hall. Come out and support candidate Nicole Asquith. Election day is Tuesday, March 21.
SATURDAY (3/11) - 10am - "Door-Knock Saturday" - come out and help spread the word about the upcoming Board of Trustees elections. WE NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS - contact us or RSVP to the Facebook event for further information.DUE TO NICOLE ASQUITH'S OPPONENT DROPPING OUT OF THE RACE THE DOOR-KNOCK FOR SATURDAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED
- SUNDAY (3/12) - 3pm - Monthly meeting at Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville, NY 10570.
Looking forward to seeing you and some or ALL of these events!
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Phone Call Instructions
- Call the Governor’s office at 518-474-8390.
- Wait for the (long) announcement to finish; when prompted, press 2 to speak to an “agent.”
- Voice Message Script:
“I have a message for the governor about the budget. Please add $100 million IN NEW FUNDS to the state budget for subsidized childcare. This will enable thousands of eligible children not currently served to get the child care subsidy AND it will allow implementation of the new federal regulations to improve childcare for all children in our state, no matter their family income.
“Please DO NOT take funding from Adult Protective and Domestic Violence Services or any other Title XX [Title 20] fund services to pay for childcare. All Title XX budget lines are important social priorities; a funding increase in one should not mean a loss to another. Thank you.”
Postcard InstructionsAddress postcards to:
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
Sample text for postcards:
Dear Gov. Cuomo,
Please add $100 million IN NEW FUNDS to the state budget for subsidized childcare. Please DO NOT TAKE FUNDING from any Title XX fund services in order to pay for childcare services.
[under your name write: Indivisible Pleasantville OR Pleasantville, NY]
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
See the march's Facebook Page for more information.
Please put the date in your calendars! And reach out to Nicole Asquith if you are interested in coming.