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Jen Metzger for NY Senate

Jen Metzger for NY Senate9 hours ago

Congratulations to Rosendale's new Councilman, Ernest Steven Klepeis, on his appointment to fill the seat I held on the Town Board before my election to the State Senate. He is smart, capable, experienced, and most importantly, cares deeply about his community. I couldn't imagine a better choice!

https://hudsonvalleyone.com/2019/01/20/ernest-klepeis-takes-metzgers-seat-on-rosendale-town-board

Jen Metzger for NY Senate

Jen Metzger for NY Senate1 day ago

I joined UlsterCorps today at their 10th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration of Service, to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to thank the many UlsterCorps volunteers who give so generously of their time, energy, and skills.

Here is just one example: the UlsterCorps Farm to Food Pantry Collaborative has provided hundreds of thousands of pounds of fresh produce to those in need, playing an important role in addressing hunger in Ulster County. This program is driven by Family of Woodstock Inc, RVGA Rondout Valley Growers Association, and the Bruderhof Communities, with Ulster Corps fielding 75 volunteers.

Thank you, local workers, volunteers, and farmers!

Jen Metzger for NY Senate

Jen Metzger for NY Senate1 day ago

At the Port Jervis Women's March. #WomensMarch2019

Jen Metzger for NY Senate

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This was a deeply inspiring event: the room was packed with volunteers, elected representatives, and law enforcement officers, all with the shared goal of getting people the help they need.

As I said in my remarks last night, the Hope Not Handcuffs - Hudson Valley program is rooted in compassion, partnership, respect, and community. Those are the necessary ingredients for success.

Jen Metzger for NY Senate

Jen Metzger for NY Senate3 days ago

On Monday, we passed a law (with bipartisan support!) requiring counties to allow early voting.

Last year, the Governor's budget proposal included $7 million to fund early voting -- when early voting had no chance of reaching the floor of the Republican-controlled Senate.

This year, the Governor's budget proposal, presented the day after we passed the early voting law, includes no funding for early voting. In my view, this is a serious mistake.

Good government is about both vision and execution. If we pass the burden of funding early voting down to the counties, we will be adding to already stressed budgets, especially in rural upstate counties, and the implementation of early voting will suffer.

I urge the governor to amend his budget proposal to include funding for early voting. If we want to improve participation in our democracy, we have to get this right!

https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Proposed-budget-omits-specific-funding-for-early-13538977.php

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