Welcome to the ICNY Update

Working together to resist the Trump agenda and fight for democratic ideals.
Joker’s Wild

Last week, when it was reported that Donald Trump promised to pardon any of his aides who broke the law in the interest of building his border wall, White House officials said he was ‘joking.’ Three months ago, Trump asked the audience at a Florida rally how to stop migrants from crossing into our nation. When someone shouted, “Shoot them,” he ‘joked’, “Only in the Panhandle you can get away with that statement.” And, of course, Trump has ‘joked’ on numerous occasions about serving another 10 or 14 years. Steve Martin once wrote, “What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.” By that definition, Donald Trump does not do comedy. Now, as the Democratic field narrows and we envision the year ahead of us, it is time for us to be dead serious and get this bad joke out of office.

More Postcards to Voters
Over 400 postcards and counting!

Tuesday, September 3rd from 2-4pm
Wednesday, September 4th from 2-4pm
Columbia County Democrats HQ
3 Railroad Street, Chatham

We will be writing to a district in Virginia that has a special election on September 10. 

 BRING BLANK POSTCARDS FROM YOUR LOCAL POST OFFICE,  maybe 10 or 15, as many as you think you can write when you come.

If you can't join us on a weekday, but you are interested in writing postcards from home, contact

ICNY Events

Postcards To Voters
When: Tuesday and Wednesday, September 3rd and 4th from 2-4 PM
Where: Dems HQ, 3 Railroad Street, Chatham

ICNY Book Club
When: Thursday, September 19, 7:30pm
Where: Columbia County Dems Headquarters, 3 Railroad Avenue, Chatham

The ICNY Book Club rolls on with One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson, the Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory University. Anderson’s previous book, the best-selling White Rage, won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Here, she explores the history of voter suppression in the United States. Named one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and NPR. 

Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook
When: Thursday, 
October 3 at 7:30 pm
Where: Basilica Hudson, 110 S Front Street, Hudson

This new film chronicles in frightening detail the Republicans’ decades-long, multi-level scheme to disenfranchise nonwhite voters and undermine the democratic concept of “one person, one vote.”
You won't want to miss this event!
Hosted by IndivisibleColumbiaNY and Basilica Hudson

Community Events

BBQ For Ghent Town Board
When: September 7 from 11:30am-2 pm
Where: The Barn at Locust Hill Farm, corner of Rte 9H and Stockport Road, Ghent

RSVP to (See flier above)

Chatham Democrats Annual Picnic
When: September 8 from 12-3
Where: Crellin Park Front Pavillion

(See flier above)

When: September 12th at 8 PM. Doors open at 7:30
Where: Dems HQ, 3 Railroad Street, Chatham

Columbia County Dems invite you to join friends and enjoy the snacks!


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Information about community events is provided as a service to our readers. This should not be construed as endorsement of any event, organization, or political candidate and was not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

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