Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Monday, November 9, 2020
Sunday, November 8, 2020
Monday, November 2, 2020
November 3, 2020 Election Day Polling Site Changes
Please see the below polling site changes per the Board of Elections for Tuesday, November 3, 2020:
Election District #1 that normally votes at the Union Hose Firehouse will now vote at the James Galgano Senior Building located at 55 Elm Street, Sleepy Hollow.
Election District #2 that normally votes at the Union Hose Firehouse will now vote at the Rescue Hose Firehouse located at 11 Lawrence Avenue, Sleepy Hollow.
Election District #9 that normally votes at the Pocantico Hills Fire District will now vote at Pocantico Hills Central School located at 599 Bedford Road, Tarrytown.
Election District #18 that normally votes at the Valhalla Fire Department will now vote at Valhalla High School located at 300 Columbus Avenue, Valhalla.
Election District #34 and #35 that normally vote at the Hawthorne Firehouse will now vote at Columbus Elementary School located at 580 Columbus Avenue, Thornwood.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Early Voting Times and Dates
- Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 from noon until 5 p.m.
- Sunday, Oct.. 25, 2020 from noon until 5 p.m.
- Monday, Oct.. 26, 2020 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
- Tuesday, Oct.. 27, 2020 from noon until 8p.m.
- Wednesday, Oct.. 28, 2020 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
- Thursday, Oct.. 29, 2020 from noon until 8 p.m.
- Friday, Oct.. 30, 2020 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct.. 31, 2020 from noon until 5 p.m.
- Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 from noon until 5 p.m.
Westchester County Early Voting Centers
- Eastchester Public Library, 11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester, NY 10709
- Dobbs Ferry Village Hall, 112 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
- Greenburgh Town Hall, 177 Hillside Avenue, White Plains, NY 10607
- Veterans Memorial Building, 210 Halstead Avenue, Harrison, NY 10528
- Pound Ridge Town House, 179 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, NY 10576
- Mamaroneck Town Center, 740 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543
- Mt. Kisco Memorial Complex at Leonard Park, 1 Wallace Drive, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
- Mt. Pleasant Community Center, 125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla, NY 10595
- Mt. Vernon City Hall, 1 Roosevelt Square, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550
- New Rochelle City Hall Annex – 90 Beaufort Place, 90 Beaufort Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801
- Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562
- Peekskill Nutrition Center – Neighborhood Center, 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, NY 10566
- Somers Town House, 335 Route 202, Somers, NY 10589
- Westchester County Board of Elections, 25 Quarropas Street, White Plains, NY 10601
- Grinton I. Will Library, 1500 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10710
- Riverfront Library, One Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701
- Yorktown Cultural Center, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Friday, October 2, 2020
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Monday, September 14, 2020
PLEASE CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO GET INVOLVED!
MONDAIRE JONES RESOURCES
• Phonebanking Sunday at 5 PM, Wednesday and Thursday at 6 PM (these phonebooks will involve trainings and be done with a ton of support - please join!)
• Relational Organizing (friendbanks) Monday and Thursday at 6 PM
• Texting: Mon-Thurs at 1 PM (join our Slack channel)
You can find all of our events here:
Join us on Slack:
Feel free to reach out any time with questions or for more information:
PETE HARCKHAM RESOURCES
Hi everyone! Thank you for having us on the call. Please Please Please sign up to phone bank for Pete.
We absolutely CANNOT win without indivisible Pleasantville making calls for us.
Please email francescahagadus2018@
The instagram site @justvoteusa is sharing good resources and the videos can be shared too.
Looking for good resources on how to convince the conservatives in your life to vote against Trump:
We're thrilled that W. Paul Alvarez is running uncontested for our Village Board
Friday, September 11, 2020
PLEASE JOIN US VIA ZOOM THIS SUNDAY
AS INDIVISIBLE PLEASANTVILLE GETS READY FOR NOVEMBER
Meeting ID: 899 1493 3197
Sunday, September 6, 2020
Happy Labor Day Weekend! I hope you’re all enjoying the festivities.
Conventions are over, campaigns are heating up, and it’s time to gear up for November 3!
Mark Your Calendars:
Next IP meeting is Sunday September 13 at 3 pm on Zoom.
More information to follow.
There are on-going issues: campaigning, voting issues, the USPS, so here’s a recap.
The USPS still needs our help. Your continued calls and letters will remind our elected officials that we haven’t forgotten that DeJoy needs to roll back the changes he’s made. The information sent you in the July Update is on the IP Website.
For those of you who have friends and relatives in states with Republican Senators, please encourage them to contact these officials. The House passed a bill to secure the USPS weeks ago; it’s now languishing on Mitch McConnell’s desk and Republican pressure is needed to bring it to a vote.
Voting issues continue and need our attention. The voting rules for NY are beginning to stabilize, but there are two outstanding issues: Will there be secure ballot drop boxes in Westchester? and Will we be able to track receipt and tabulation of our mail-in ballots on-line?
I will be sending along additional information as I receive it, but for now here are important dates to remember:
Last Date for Voter Registration: This must be done 25 days prior to the election; by my count that is October 9, 2020. Registration forms can be downloaded at:
Dates to Request an Absentee Ballot: You can request them now and until October 27, 2020. The request can be
--by mail or in person (25 Quarropas Street, White Plains, NY 10601),
--by email (BOE-WestAbsentee@westchestergov.com),
--by FAX ( (914) 995-7753 or (914) 995-3190),
--by phone ((914) 995-5285 or (914)995-5291),
--or electronically through the NYS Absentee Ballot Portal (https://absenteeballot.elections.ny.gov/)
First Day of Early Voting: Saturday, October 24, 2020 at any of the 17 County Election Sites.
General Election Day: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at your assigned polling place.
I continue to need your help on this. Please let me know of events for candidates of local interest. They are:
Mondaire Jones – running for Nita’s seat.
Pete Harckham for State Senate running against Rob Astorino - need I say more?
Tom Abinanti for State Assembly – does anyone know if he has opponents?
Mimi Rocah for County District Attorney – same for Mimi
And there are some NJ candidates we worked for in 2018 whose events I’m also listing
9/12 Senator Pete Harckham Food Drive; 11 am – 1 pm, United Methodist Church, 70 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville (flyer below)
9/16 Senator Pete Harckham Birthday Fundraiser on Zoom (flyer below)
9/8 and almost every evening, phone banks for Mikie Sherrill, a candidate in NJ whom IP supported in ’18 and is running for reelection.
Surely there are more events. Let me know about them so I can add them to the IP website calendar before the next update.
Pete Harckham yard signs are beginning to show up. If interested in having one, please check with his campaign.
Looking forward to seeing you at our September 13 meeting.
‘Til then, stay safe and wear your mask.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
I’m sure you’ve noticed that the USPS is under fire. While IP has been active in candidate support, we’ve been less involved in issues. Well, here is our chance and this is a big one.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has brought new meaning to “snail mail.” On Tuesday, he agreed to suspend the changes he’d made to the USPS. However, he did not commit to returning and unlocking mailboxes, returning high-speed sorting machines in working order, allowing overtime, and processing and delivering the huge backlog of mail that has accumulated.
I’ve been listening to Postal Service union reps on the news and searching the net for ways we can get involved that may actually have an impact. What follows are concrete ways we can put pressure on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, the USPS Governing Board, and the Trump administration. I’ve also included ‘talking points’ I’ve gathered.
The mail slowdown is keeping Vets and Seniors from receiving prescriptions in a timely manner. (The VA sends meds to more than 300K Vets every day.)
The mail slowdown is slowing delivery of Social Security checks to Seniors and payment checks to businesses; small businesses are especially affected.
(The PG has notified 46 states that mail-in ballots may not arrive in time for the counting deadline.) How can 100 million or so ballots overwhelm the postal service when it manages to deliver, on time, more than 1 billion holiday cards each year without a problem?
The USPS is NOT a business. It is a service that reaches every address in the US, urban, suburban, and rural. In many rural areas it is the ONLY reliable delivery service.
The USPS is a lifeline for active-duty troops abroad, keeping them connected with home and enabling them to vote safely and securely.
What Can We Do?
If each adult buys just one sheet ($11) of stamps, more than $2 billion of revenue is generated. So drop by your PO – they have a great selection of commemoratives. Surprise someone with a real card or put them on something you mail that has “no postage if mailed in the US” on it.
It’s postcard party time – send them around this issue or in support of a candidate.
Seems like almost every non-profit is seeking donations around this issue. If there are ones you know and trust, you could donate to help them keep this issue alive.
Make Your Voice Heard
www.SavethePostOffice.com has links to petitions from major activist organizations. If like me, you subscribe to news from activist organizations, you’re already seeing petitions in your email. So, sign them.
Message with Social Media
Facebook, Twitter, and other social media can help us educate and engage. If you find something good, something accurate (do your fact-checking), repost, retweet, etc. Post your own take on this situation; sometimes useful conversations can occur.
Write or Phone (contact list at the bottom)
Here are the people to start with:
Our Federal Senators and Representatives
Our State Governor (Andrew Cuomo) and Attorney General (Letitia James)
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy
USPS Governing Board
Perform an Act of Kindness
Thank your Postal workers. Leave a Thank You card in your mailbox for your carrier. (Drop in a tenner if you can; I can’t think of anyone who needs a drink more than they do.)
Senator Chuck Schumer https://www.schumer.senate.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand https://www.gillibrand.senate.
Representative Nita Lowey https://lowey.house.gov/
Governor Cuomo https://www.governor.ny.gov/
Attorney General Letiticia James https://ag.ny.gov/contact-
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy firstname.lastname@example.org
USPS Governing Board
President Donald Trump (you could also try Twitter)
1600 Black Lives Matter Plaza
Washington, DC 20500
Please help save the USPS. Its function or dysfunction affects our lives every day and is critical for the November election. We must be vigilant and vocal to secure the USPS.
Stay safe --- wear your mask,
Monday, August 17, 2020
Just a quick update in this challenging time.
The Mt Pleasant Democratic Committee has asked us to share this with you:
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
Join the "Convention Across America!"
Mon.-Thu. August 17-20, coverage 9-11 PM
On Thursday the 20th, join Westchester Democrats
as Joe Biden accepts the nomination
Suzanne Berger of Greenburgh is inviting
all Democratic Committees to a Watch Party
Click this link to register: www.mobilize.us/2020victory/event/303520
MOVEON is spearheading #SaveThePostOfficeSaturday on August 22, 2020 at 11 am local time. They are encouraging people to show up to their post offices with signs of support. Can someone organize this for Pleasantville? For more information go to:
In the next day or so, I’ll be sending you more detailed information about how to Save USPS.
Reminder: please send me information about candidate activities so I can share it with the group. We still have elections to win.
Stay safe and wear your mask,
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Hope you are all doing well and survived the storm. I apologize for the delay, but the July update requires electricity and internet access and…well, you know the rest.
First, for those of you who don’t use the Indivisible Facebook page, here’s a message from Meg about out next meeting:
After months of turning our attention in so many different directions I am hoping we can come together 400-strong to work together on defeating Donald Trump and flipping the Senate.
Our next meeting will be held virtually on SEPTEMBER 13th at 3pm. Zoom link will follow.
In advance of the meeting you will be hearing from Karin Rhines with an update from the primaries and plans for a calendar of events and volunteer opportunities.
Lots to do and we've got September and October to do it! I hope you'll join us!
Now for the Update:
We asked how you voted in the Primary and got these responses: 18 Absentee, 2 Early, 3 on Primary Day. A big “Thank You!” to everyone who responded; your feedback is helpful.
It took more than 2 weeks, but we finally got results.
Biden for President.
Mondaire Jones for Nita Lowey’s seat.
Tom Abinanti for State Assembly.
Mimi Rocah for County District Attorney.
State Senator Pete Harckham didn’t have a Primary, but is running against Rob Astorino.
I haven’t found opponents for our other local candidates for November, so if anyone knows who is running against them, please share.
Get Out the Vote
As you know, Indivisible Pleasantville does not endorse candidates; however, we do encourage members to support the candidates of their choice. That being said, we have lots of work to do in the upcoming months.
I need your help. I’m trying to put together a calendar of volunteer opportunities to help candidates and information about their online events. Please send me information about phone banks, postcard parties, door knocking, online and real world appearances. This information will be placed on the calendar on the IP website and emailed every 2 weeks.
Now for safe and fair elections. All of us living in Mt. Something got misinformation on our early voting site from the Board of Elections mailing. Some of us had problems receiving our Absentee Ballots. Sleepy Hollow voters who wanted to vote early had a 45 minute drive each way and then were challenged to actually find the Mt. Pleasant Community Center. As a long time Election Inspector, I’m still frustrated with how poorly managed the Primary was. The County Board of Legislators (BOL) is working with the Board of Elections (BOE) to make things better, but they can still benefit from our experiences and suggestions.
Here are some ways we might engage:
to Margaret Cunzio (https://westchesterlegislators.com/email-district-3)
our legislator, to request that the BOL monitor the situation and give the BOE
all the assistance it needs to resolve past problems. Please be sure to
Benjamin Boykin (https://westchesterlegislators.com/email-district-5) Chair of the BOL,
Reginald LaFayette (email@example.com), Democratic Commissioner, BOE,
Douglas Colety (firstname.lastname@example.org), Republican Commissioner, BOE
George Latimer (https://www.westchestergov.com/e-mail-ce), County Executive
Write to the two BOE Commissioners encouraging them to advocate for all the resources they will need to run a smooth November election. CC: the others above.
Write to Governor Cuomo (https://www.governor.ny.gov/content/governor-contact-form) requesting him to allow no-excuse Absentee Ballots for November.
The majority of Election Inspectors (EIs) are seniors and many were unwilling to work the Primary – for good reason. (In addition, many of the usual polling places were unwilling to host a possible swarm of people.) To try to recruit more – and younger – EIs, the BOE is offering $350 for working the November 3 election. I received notice that training may be done online, but have not heard a final decision yet. In the past, prospective EIs were paid $25 for each of the 2 required training sessions.
If you know anyone who is interested in becoming an EI, they can sign up at the BOE website as either a Democratic EI or a Republican EI.
As for my fellow seniors who sat out the Primary, but would kind of like to work November 3, if you have reservations, please talk it over with your physician. I did this before the Primary and got the go-ahead, but with the usual caveats of mask, hand sanitizer, good ventilation.
Save the USPS
All our hard work could be for naught if the Post Office can’t deliver ballots to voters and return them to BOEs in a timely manner. Newly installed Postmaster General DeJoy has eliminated overtime, ostensibly as a cost-saving measure to the financially fragile UPSP. This is resulting in reports of a backlog of unprocessed and undelivered mail. This could be a disaster for mail-in voting.
Here are some things we can do:
Write our Federal representatives urging them to provide funding for the USPS.
Senator Chuck Schumer https://www.schumer.senate.gov/contact/email-chuck
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand https://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/contact/email-me
Representative Nita Lowey https://lowey.house.gov/contact (contact info, no email)
Write Governor Cuomo, newly elected Chair of the National Governors Association, to use his influence to get Congress to fund the USPS and assure timely processing and delivery of mail-in ballots.
The same message can go to Attorney General Letiticia James (https://ag.ny.gov/contact-attorney-general-letitia-james).
The 2020 Census is being cut short for no clear reason. Mt. Pleasant is still short of its 2010 participation and counting every person is important. Remember, each person counted brings about $2,500 a year to NY State for 10 years and those dollars come back to us in aid to schools, infrastructure grants, Medicaid for our residents and on and on. Please remind everyone you know to complete the 2020 Census if they haven’t already.
I know this is long, but July was an eventful month. Please choose a candidate and choose an issue and let’s make this happen!
Stay safe and wear your mask.