We are against repealing the Affordable Care Act. We want to see the New York Health Act move out of committee in the New York State Senate and pass, bringing single-payer healthcare to all residents of New York State. We have a subcommittee on this topic, and new members are welcome. Please send us a message through our “Contact Us” form if you are interested in joining this subcommittee.
Voting Rights and Election Reform
We believe that voting is the foundation of our democracy. Today, we as Americans, must safeguard our democracy by preserving and expanding the right to vote for every eligible citizen. Through practical policy proposals, advocacy, and engagement with the public, we need to ensure that voting is free, fair, and accessible for all Americans. We believe Congress should pass the Automatic Voter Registration Act, a proposal which will save money, increase accuracy of voter rolls and voter participation.
We are passionate about protecting our environment, educating ourselves about the realities of climate change, and taking actions to limit our carbon footprints. We have a subcommittee on this topic, and new members are welcome. Please send us a message through our “Contact Us” form if you are interested in joining this subcommittee
We support a comprehensive, streamlined, and simple process for refugees and immigrants to become U.S. citizens. Many of our members volunteer for the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees. We are thrilled that the city of Utica passed a Welcoming City resolution in June, 2018. We know that diversity is a strength in our community.
Our Women’s Issues subcommittee explores all topics of concern to women. Donald Trump and the Republican Congress continue their assault on women every time they try to limit funding for teen pregnancy prevention and Planned Parenthood, which provides primary care to millions of women. Women deserve equal pay, a living wage, accessible child care, and equal protection under the law. If this is your passion and you would like to join this subcommittee, please send us a message through the “Contact Us” form.