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Middletown forum shines light on driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants
March 2, 2019 | Lana Bellamy, Times Herald Record

“Both the state Senate and Assembly are considering bills to expand driver’s license privileges to undocumented immigrants living in New York. Both bills were referred to their chambers’ respective transportation committees in January.”

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Community calls for driver’s license access for undocumented New Yorkers
March 2, 2019 | Mid Hudson News

“Over 200 residents of Orange County packed the Perkins Recreation Center in Middletown on Saturday to urge passage of legislation to expand driver’s license access to undocumented New York residents. The forum, organized by Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson and the Worker Justice Center of New York, both members of the Green Light NY coalition, was attended by State Senator Jennifer Metzger and Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther.”

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State lawmakers in Ulster county back drivers licenses for undocumented
March 2, 2019 | Paul Kirby, Daily Freeman

“State Sen. Jen Metzger, D-Rosendale, and state Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, D-Kingston, both said they favor state legislation allowing the workers to secure driver licenses.”

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Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson on Radio Kingston
March 1, 2019 | Radio Kingston

Ignacio Acevedo of Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson discusses the organization’s work, building community, and the Green Light legislation in the State Assembly and State Senate.  Join them in Middletown on March 2nd and in Albany on March 15th.”

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Green Light legislation wins support of Middletown lawmakers
February 21, 2019 | MidHudson News

“The Middletown Common Council has unanimously supported proposed Green Light legislation that would allow anyone in New York – including undocumented immigrants who pass a driving test – to obtain a driver’s license. Middletown Council President Miguel Rodrigues said the proposal, which the governor has promised to sign if the state legislature approves it, would be beneficial for all.”

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Community pushes for support of legal licenses for undocumented immigrants
February 6, 2019 | Ben Nandy, Spectrum News

“NLMH is now lobbying even harder in support of the Green Light Bill (A10273 and S8680), which would increase privacy measures in the application process, allowing undocumented immigrants to get licenses.”

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City of Newburgh expected to approve municipal IDs soon
January 15, 2019 | Mid Hudson News

“The lead organizer of the grassroots group Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson Monday night urged the Newburgh City Council to adopt a municipal identification card program similar to those recently approved in the cities of Kingston, Poughkeepsie, Beacon and Middletown. Ignacio Acevedo, a resident of Newburgh, implored council to approve the program.”

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Beacon approves municipal IDs
December 21, 2018 | Highlands Current, Brian PJ Cronin

“The Beacon City Council voted unanimously on Monday (Dec. 17) to begin offering a municipal identification card within six months. With the vote, the city joined three other municipalities in the Hudson Valley (Poughkeepsie, Middletown and Kingston) and about two dozen across the country that offer IDs.”

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Kingston mayor signs municipal ID card legislation
December 19, 2018 | Daily Freeman, William J. Kemble

“‘Our number one goal is to be able to use this for public safety,’  Mayor Noble said. ‘So every time that someone has an interaction with one of our police officers or anyone [who] is a municipal employee, they’ll be able to have some sort of municipal ID. As you get into commercial industries, [such as] the banking industry, it is really incumbent upon that … industry as to whether they would accept our municipal ID.'”

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‘Rise Against Racism’ vigil Dec. 4th at Kingston City Hall
November 23, 2018 | Daily Freeman

“The aim of the gathering is to ‘bring light against the darkness of Islamophobia, racism and anti-Semitism by standing for justice’ with members of Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson, a group that aims to protect immigrants living and working in the region.”

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Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson Contacts 10,000 Voters Ahead of Mid-Term Election
November 6, 2018 | Karina Curry, Boilerplate

“In preparation for the  2018 midterm elections, Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson has successfully registered over 1,000 new voters and contacted 9,000 more voters to increase voter turnout.” 

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Middletown Municipal ID Program Approved
November 6, 2018 | Caitlin Landers, Spectrum News

“For two years the advocacy group ‘Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson,’ with support from Mayor Joseph DeStefano, campaigned for the program. It was a packed common council chamber in Middletown as members voted unanimously to approve it.”

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Making the census count
October 31, 2018 | Gregg McQueen, Manhattan Times News

“The data the Census collects is the data that every level of our government will use,” Settle said. “It’s also the data that businesses and universities will analyze, and it’s the most important data that we will have about New York residents for the next 10 years.”

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