March 18, 2016

TruthWorker Theatre Company

What you can do right now to stop the jail

If you live in Dutchess County, please email the County Legislature and tell them to vote NO! on the jail complex. Email them at:

Or you live outside Dutchess County, help spread the word by sharing the petition on Facebook or Twitter

The County Executive's claim that the state is forcing them to build this complex is simply NOT true. And all of this is happening even though crime in Dutchess is down 20% and other local and state governments are closing jails.

Common Cause NY agrees and weighed in on the proposal, issuing a press release this morning saying:

"At a time when over-all crime is dropping throughout Dutchess County, as in the rest of the state, it is bewildering that the County Legislature is rushing through measures to build a new jail based on projections that crime is on the rise."

March 16, 2016

Build more jails in Dutchess County?

Speak-out on the new jail

Monday, Mar 21 at 6 pm. 

Speak-out on the 200 million plus dollars that Dutchess County
plans on spending for a new jail. Attend the meeting of the Dutchess
County Legislature at 22 Market St, 6th floor, Poughkeepsie and show
your support for alternatives to incarceration. 

March 15, 2016

ENJAN meetings in Poughkeepsie

ENJAN Poughkeepsie meetings will be
every Wed during the month of March.

March 4, 2016

March 21, KINGSTON: A "White Privilege Forum"

Monday, March 21, KINGSTON: A "White Privilege Forum" that will offer a critical examination of white privilege and its relationship with racism, power, oppression, white supremacy, and social justice will begin at 6 p.m. at the New Progressive Baptist Church, 8 Hone St. There will be a slide presentation “Getting It White: Racism, Inequality, and Social Justice” and panel discussion.

The panelists include two presenters from the End The New Jim Crow Action Network(ENJAN) — Tracy Givens-Hunter and Peter Heymann. The moderator is Minister Rita Worthington of the New Progressive Baptist Church. The sponsors: Kingston and Poughkeepsie ENJAN, New Progressive Baptist Church, Woodstock Jewish Congregation Task Force To End the New Jim Crow. Information, Odell Winfield, (914) 388-3092.