Issue Groups


​​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 and, ultimately, the rest of the country.​​​  ​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.

Climate Crisis/Environment

The Climate Crisis Working Group is made up of passionate people working together on climate change mitigation and adaptation through education, legislation, and other actions in our communities, our state, and our nation. We are always welcoming new members. Please send us a message through our Contact Us form or send an e-mail to Maggie Reilly at if you would like to join this active group to make a difference for the future of the next generations and our planet.


​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.