Election Day Gratitude

This picture is from our Boy Scout Troop Court of Honor Program (last night). Thought it a great picture to share today. Many thanks to the scout that let me share it.
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Want to say THANK YOU

to all the election workers. poll watchers,
to the citizens and organizations that are offering free rides to the polls,
to anyone and everyone working to ensure that people’s votes aren’t suppressed,
to all the candidates taking a chance, sharing your messages, and most importantly for giving us choices!
MAKE SURE TO VOTE TODAY!
(and bring some snacks or refreshments to the people working the polls. They’re going to have a loooong day)
And if you think you can help build a better tomorrow, start planning now. You have almost a year until next election day and 6+ months to the school board elections. What will you stand for? Look up available seats in your area. If you don’t chose to run, how will you support your local candidates? Think and organize tomorrow!

So what has history taught us??

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Tomorrow is the big day in New York for voters.
This Smithsonian article on the Know-Nothing Party provides a good history of our two-party system and a great overview of third parties in our nation. Looking back at history is a great way to better understand current events. Here’s an excerpt to pique your interest:
From 1820 to 1845, anywhere from 10,000 to 1,000,000 immigrants entered the U.S. each year. Then, as a consequence of economic instability in Germany and a potato famine in Ireland, those figures turned from a trickle into a tsunami. Between 1845 and 1854, 2.9 million immigrants poured into the country, and many of them were of Catholic faith. Suddenly, more than half the residents of New York City were born abroad, and Irish immigrants comprised 70% of charity recipients. As cultures clashed, fear exploded and conspiracies abounded. Posters around Boston proclaimed, “All Catholics and all persons who favor the Catholic Church are…vile imposters, liars, villains, and cowardly cutthroats.”
Read it here!

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/immigrants-conspiracies-and-secret-society-launched-american-nativism-180961915/?fbclid=IwAR140OOE0rwc08UPi8xPIVq4ZRJNYvWzuFCdVNGXQsoun0kuZyJwW4s7Zuc

 

 

NEVER VOTED IN A NEWBURGH SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION??

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No time like the present to start.
Don’t know your general voting district? Enter your personal information in this orange county gov link to learn where to vote:
http://www.ntsdata.net/orangeboe/pollingplacelookup.aspx

Based on your town and district identify your polling location below. Voting is Tuesday May 15, 12-9pm at a school near you

CITY POLLING LOCATIONS
First Ward-​​​Horizons-on-the-Hudson – Gym
Second Ward ​​-South Middle School – Lower Lobby
Third & Fourth Wards-​​NFA – Main Campus – North Cafeteria
POLITICAL ELECTION DISTRICTS TOWN OF NEWBURGH
Districts – 1, 2, 14, 15- ​​​​Balmville School – Gym
Districts – 13, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25 ​​-Fostertown School – Cafetorium
Districts – 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 19, 20, 22, 23, 27​-Meadow Hill School – Primary Gym
POLITICAL ELECTION DISTRICTS TOWN OF NEW WINDSOR
Districts – 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 ​-New Windsor School – Gym
Districts – 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17​-Vails Gate School – Gym
Districts – 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 22 -Temple Hill School – Primary