Introducing a new staff member!

We are happy to announce that our new Community Organizer is our former member-leader Alfredo Pacheco! Alfredo has lived in the Hudson Valley since 1989, and he was an undocumented immigrant until March of this year. The profound injustice Alfredo experienced over the past 27 years spurred him to start organizing. This is his first … Continue reading Introducing a new staff member!

An Interview With Our New Community Organizer — Alfredo Pacheco

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? I’m an immigrant from Mexico, who’s been living here for 27 years. I’ve seen so much injustice around and I’ve always wanted to do something different than what I do, something that makes me happy about living in this world, and finally I got into this … Continue reading An Interview With Our New Community Organizer — Alfredo Pacheco

¡Our first bilingual eNewsletter : Nuestro primer boletín bilingüe!

**En Español abajo**  It was a busy summer here at Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson — from hiring a new lead organizer, building our membership in three new cities, funding paid internships for three high school students, holding our first organizational retreat with our new leaders, and saying goodbye to some of our co-founders, to finally getting … Continue reading ¡Our first bilingual eNewsletter : Nuestro primer boletín bilingüe!

Not Another Rate Hike: Stop Central Hudson

Will you help us stop Central Hudson from increasing their rates again?  Speak out against another rate hike at the public hearings that will help determine whether or not Central Hudson is able to increase their rates by up to 18%. Show up wearing red to say STOP the hike. Poughkeepsie Town Hall 3pm & 7pm on Tuesday, … Continue reading Not Another Rate Hike: Stop Central Hudson

Victory! Central Hudson reducing shutoffs: in total, of POC, and during winter

In December 2015, Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson successfully petitioned the New York Public Service Commission (PSC), the state’s utility regulator, to conduct a public investigation into the Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp for possible illegal shutoffs and racial discrimination. Over the last 20 months, our members submitted official testimony to the PSC, spoke out in the media, created a policy … Continue reading Victory! Central Hudson reducing shutoffs: in total, of POC, and during winter

1 New Lead Organizer, 9 New Cities

Our new Lead Organizer is Ignacio Acevedo! He starts this week. A formerly undocumented immigrant, Ignacio came to the Hudson Valley from Mexico in 1990. The oppression Ignacio faced as an undocumented Latinx immigrant, and the oppression of the Latinx community he saw, first brought him to organizing. With Ignacio's relationships, skills, and experiences, Nobody … Continue reading 1 New Lead Organizer, 9 New Cities

May Day action, an education justice platform, and more!

We have some beautiful posters and some beautiful updates in this e-newsletter. Read on for both! Upcoming Events May Day On May Day, rally and march for workers' rights to sanctuary cities, public transit, education, and good jobs. As the Poughkeepsie Common Council introduces a sanctuary-inspired resolution on International Workers Day, show them how the … Continue reading May Day action, an education justice platform, and more!