Sunday, November 12, 2017

[UPCOMING EVENTS] November Meeting/Potluck on 11/19 and Reusable Bag Initiative 12/11 - UPDATED

OUR NEXT MEETING will be this Sunday, November 19th, at 3pm at the home of Daren Tolz. We will meet and discuss business from 3 - 3:45pm and then at 3:45 we will hold a potluck meet and greet with Indivisible North Castle as well as a post-election celebration. 

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

[UPDATED] EVENT: Constitutional Convention Information Session

An information session on this November's vote for whether or not to hold a NY Constitutional Convention will be held Sunday, October 22nd, at 2pm, hosted by Danielle King.

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

EVENT: Meet and Greet for NYS Supreme Court Candidate Judge Christi Acker


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

EVENT: October Monthly Meeting

Our next Indivisible Pleasantville meeting will be on Sunday, October 15th at 3pm at our usual bowling alley location. We will be discussing our efforts for November's election of County Executive and Legislator, so please come and bring a friend!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

SERVICE PROJECT: Hurricane Harvey Relief

This month's service project will be a little different than usual: this time, we're reaching outside of our local community to help vulnerable victims of Hurricane Harvey. I realize many of us have already made donations to non-profit organizations in Texas, but many people have expressed an interest in doing more. 
To that end, we have set up a drive to collect the items that are most-needed—and least-donated—on the ground in TX: adult diapers, hygiene items (such as bed pads/Chux, toothbrushes, wipes, baby shampoo), and large-sized children's diapers and pull-ups. Just check out the Amazon wishlist I've set up; orders placed through this list will be shipped directly to the Texas Diaper Bank (select "Texas Diaper Bank's Gift Registry Address" as your shipping address) for distribution to children and seniors in need:
Thanks in advance for your time and generosity. We've got a great local service project coming in October, so stay tuned.

Monday, September 18, 2017

ACTION ITEM: Phone Bank and Canvass for November Election

Now that the Democratic Primary is over we are focusing our efforts to help Democratic nominee George Latimer defeat Rob Astorino for County Executive and to help Daren Tolz defeat incumbent Margaret Cunzio as our local County Legislator.

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.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4ea4a92ba7fd0-tolzcounty

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

Upcoming Meeting and Other Notices

Hi everyone, here are three important notices:

1. Our next Indivisible Pleasantville meeting will be Sunday, September 10 at 3:00pm at our usual location. Hope to see you there!

2. Please see the attached flyer from the Mt Pleasant Democrats regarding canvassing for County Legislator and County Executive. Please note that while the Mt. Pleasant Democrats are supporting George Latimer in the primary race, Indivisible Pleasantville is not endorsing any candidate. Daren Tolz has no primary opponent.

3. Please consider reaching out to Margaret Cunzio, our current county legislator, and encourage her to vote yes to override Astorino's veto of the Westchester Immigrant Protection Act. Her email address is mac5@wetchestergov.com and a sample email is below. (Be sure to add your name and town at the end!)

=== Begin Sample Email ===

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-releases-new-joint-report-attorneys-general-ca-or-ri-wa-and-dc-setting

“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.gov
 
Thank you for your consideration regarding this important matter.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

SERVICE PROJECT UPDATE: Ossining Open Door

Thanks to everyone who donated to and/or volunteered for this month's service project! Ossining Open Door was thrilled with all the donations we delivered. To give you a sense of what Indivisible Pleasantville collected for this drive, here's a partial list:

  • 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
A handful of us gathered to assemble 10 boxes--which include a mattress and can be used a bassinet--and then fill the boxes with all of these necessities. These boxes help to support new moms who don't have the resources for even such baby basics. Open Door provides support during the pregnancy and postpartum--including services like nutrition counseling and home visits--and the baby boxes are an essential part of that programming.

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

EVENT: Fundraiser for Daren Tolz


EDUCATION: Inclusive Booklists

At the July IP meeting, Education Committee member Peg presented her efforts on making inclusive books available for kids throughout Pleasantville and brought a number of examples of inclusive literature with her. Below are links to to the reading lists from the meeting:
If you are interested in helping make these and similar books available in the community, contact .

Saturday, July 1, 2017

URGENT LOCAL ACTION: Ballot Petition Signatures Needed

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

HEALTH: "Die-In" Protest for NY Health Act

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.

Details

  • 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

Chant

New York Health Act is just and fair
Senator Murphy show you care

Program

  1. Crowd – everyone take video and/or pictures
  2. Announcer (Marianna Stout) – opens event, signals Dead People to lie down, and calls on storytellers
  3. Dead People – at signal, lie down and hold up tombstones
  4. Storytellers – in turn, read their own stories
  5. Announcer – signals Dead People stand up
  6. Chanting by everyone

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A Message from Candidate Daren Tolz

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: darentolz@gmail.com.

Thanks for all that you do,

Daren Tolz
Candidate for Westchester County Legislator, District 3

Monday, June 12, 2017

STATE ACTION: Phone Storm for Single-Payer Healthcare

This week, June 12-16, we will be calling about Single Payer healthcare (Medicare for all) via the New York Healthcare Act. We are asking for broad support for the concept of Single payer Healthcare and we are specifically asking for support of S4840. This bill was passed the Assembly and Governor Cuomo will sign this into law if delivered to him.
Some key links:
Follow past the break for good talking points, possible counter-arguments, and a detailed Q&A with Prof. Leonard Rodberg of Queens College/CUNY. For more information contact State Committee chair Danielle King at

ENVIRONMENT: Pleasantville Reusable Bag Initiative

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

UPCOMING EVENT: Monthly Meeting June 11

Our next Indivisible Pleasantville meeting will be on June 11th at 3pm at our usual bowling alley location. As we prepare to mobilize for the November elections we'd love to expand our numbers. Consider inviting a friend to our June meeting!

SERVICE PROJECT: Open Door Ossining Baby Boxes


Our service project for June will be with Open Door Ossining. Open Door clinicians deliver 450 babies a year for patients who often struggle with inadequate housing, food insecurity, low levels of health literacy, and cultural/language barriers. Add to this the emotional and financial pressure of a new baby and the precarious balance of daily life can be at risk.
In partnership with Open Door, Indivisible Pleasantville will help provide these vulnerable new moms with basic essentials for their new babies. Together we can help ensure that new mothers give their babies a healthy and safe start in life.
We will collect newborn necessities—you can drop off at Justine's house or order through our Amazon Wish List.
Additionally, you can volunteer at Open Door to assemble or distribute the baby boxes! This would also be a great opportunity for a teen that is looking for community service hours.
Please follow this link for more information and to sign-up!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

SHORT NOTICE EVENT: Mt. Pleasant Democratic Party Petitions

As discussed at our last meeting, the Mount Pleasant Democrats are in need of volunteers to carry petitions for the upcoming November races. John Fischer will be hosting an informational event tomorrow (Sunday) at our usual meeting site).

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

UPCOMING EVENT: Monthly Meeting May 21st (plus other news)

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-├śliver 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

Astorino Town Hall Recap


Wednesday 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

URGENT EVENT: Astorino Town Hall Wednesday 5/10

We have an urgent action item. County Executive Rob Astorino will be holding a Town Hall this Wednesday in Mt. Pleasant and we need to be out in force. Our group is putting together questions that we will share for those who are comfortable asking. Candidly, it is challenging to even get called on during the Q&A.

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

Monthly Service Update: Immigrant Luncheon/National Children's Day

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 pi├▒atas 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

EVENT: Films On Purpose: "Don't Tell Anyone"

Join Films on Purpose and Neighbors Link for their next film, "Don't Tell Anyone." It will be followed by a panel discussion featuring the subject of this film, a young woman who recounts experiences of being an undocumented resident in our country.

Tuesday, May 9th

Saturday, April 15, 2017

SERVICE PROJECT: Immigrant Support Luncheon (UPDATED)

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 .

Environmental Committee: NYC Science March April 22nd

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

UPCOMING EVENT: Monthly Meeting April 23rd

[UPDATED] The next monthly meeting for Indivisible Pleasantville will be on Sunday, April 23rd, from 2-3:30pm. Location details are available on the Facebook group page, or you can email

Monthly Service Project Update: HVCS Benefit Drive

Success! We just delivered a rather astonishing amount of food, toiletries, and cleaning products to Hudson Valley Community Services. Four SUVs' worth! It's hard to tell from this picture, but the pile of goodies was about three feet deep behind this on the loading dock. What a testament to the generosity of our community!

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!
I'm incredibly proud of our town and our Indivisible group. It's thrilling to see everyone come together to help neighbors in need. Thanks to everyone who donated (via the Amazon wish list or in our collection bins), thanks to everyone who hosted a drop-off site, and thanks to Margaret, Alison, and Patrick for helping me deliver everything today!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

SERVICE PROJECT: Food/Toiletries/Cleaning Products Drive to Benefit HVCS

Hudson Valley Community Services serves our neighbors living with chronic illnesses, including HIV. The majority of the agency’s participants live under the poverty line; many rely on food pantries for nourishment for themselves and their families. HVCS has an emergency pantry in Hawthorne; it not only provides food, but also toiletries and cleaning products.

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 service@indivisiblepleasantville.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 service@indivisiblepleasantville.org 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
  • Applesauce
  • 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:

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Disposable razors
  • Dish soap
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Laundry detergent
  • Face/body soap
  • Paper towels
  • Bleach
  • All-purpose cleaners

Thursday, March 9, 2017

UPCOMING EVENTS: Debate, Village Election, Monthly Meeting


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

SERVICE PROJECT: Ossining Children's Center

Please sign up to volunteer at Ossining Children's Center—let's show our vulnerable neighbors that we want to support them. Any time you can contribute would be greatly appreciated! If none of the times/dates listed work for you, please contact Justine Fontinell and she'll do her best to arrange with the staff for something different for you.

ACTION ITEM: Early Childhood Education Funding

We are asking Gov. Cuomo to (1) add $100 million in new funds to the state budget for subsidized childcare and (2) to not take funding away Adult Protective and Domestic Violence Services. We will call the governor and send postcards (or letters, if you'd prefer).

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 Instructions 

Address 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.

Thank you,
[YOUR NAME]
[under your name write: Indivisible Pleasantville OR Pleasantville, NY]

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

March For Science NYC on April 22

The Environmental Committee would like to organize a group of people to participate in the March for Science in NYC on April 22, 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.