It was standing room only at the "Speak with Sean" event today at the Town Hall. Thanks to everyone who braved the weather! Many excellent questions and comments.
At least 120,000 people participated in the January 20 Women's March on New York City, according to the mayor's office. Pound Ridgers were among those who came together to show their strength and make their voices heard.
A big thank-you to Ellen Ivens (in first photo below), who led the Pound Ridge marchers.
From the January 5, 2018 edition of the Record-Review:
January 1, 2018 was a historic day for Pound Ridge! Our first-ever Democratic Town Supervisor, Kevin Hansan, was sworn into office, along with new Town Board member Diane Briggs and reelected incumbent Dan Paschkes. Together they form the first-ever Democratic majority on the Town Board. Kevin, Dan, and Diane were sworn in by reelected Town Justice Ira Clair.
It was great to see so many people—including Westchester County Executive George Latimer—turn out for this event! Despite Arctic weather and a late night for many on New Year's Eve, the Town House was packed. Even more people joined Kevin and Kathy Hansan for an open house afterward.
On September 19, Northern Westchester Indivisible presented a candidates forum at the Bedford Presbyterian Church, and Pound Ridge candidates Kevin Hansan, Dan Paschkes, and Diane Briggs attended, along with County Legislator candidate Kitley Covill and others. Candidates introduced themselves and took questions from the audience.
At the May 30 Kitchen Table Tuesday event, the Pound Ridge Democratic Committee introduced the 2017 Democratic slate for Pound Ridge: Kevin Hansan (candidate for Town Supervisor), Dan Paschkes (incumbent candidate for Town Board), Diane Briggs (candidate for Town Board), and Justice Ira Clair (incumbent candidate for Town Justice). The committee also introduced two Democratic candidates for countywide office: Kitley Covill (candidate for County Legislator) and George Latimer (candidate for Westchester County Executive).
It was great to see so many new faces at this increasingly popular monthly event!
Thanks to everyone who attended last week's Community Conversations event. Great turnout, terrific discussion, and truly awesome commitment to resistance.
In the middle of the night on January 20, 2017, two busloads of women and their supporters departed from the Pound Ridge Town Park in order to arrive in Washington, DC in time to participate in the Women’s March held on January 21, 2017. On the first day of the new administration, the march aimed to send the bold message to the administration and to the world that women's rights are human rights, and did it ever! Pound Ridgers marched along with more than 500,000 others in the largest single-day demonstration in US history. More than four hundred organizations across the country including the NAACP, League of Women Voters, Greenpeace, and Planned Parenthood among co-sponsored the march. The PRDC organized its "First We Marched, Now We Organize" event to channel the phenomenal energy generated by this historic demonstration.
Wow! We were blown away by the turnout and energy at the "First We Marched, Now We Organize" meeting. A big thank-you on behalf of the entire Pound Ridge Democratic Committee to all who presented, organized, and attended!