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On Saturday, January 14, the Hudson Pride Foundation is hosting "a moderated community forum that will bring together political leaders and representatives of local social justice organizations, to engage in a dynamic discussion centered around community collaboration, our political future, and the intersections of our collective liberation."
Moderating the forum will be the new executive director of the Hudson Pride Foundation, Charlie Ferrusi. The panel will be made up of Didi Barrett, NYS assemblymember for the 106th District; Michael Chameides, chair of the Hudson City Democratic Committee; Tiffany Garriga, Common Council majority leader and chair of the Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center; Tiffany Martin Hamilton, mayor of Hudson; Martha Harvey, executive director & CEO of Pride Center Capital Region and Hudson police commissioner; Chelly Hegan, president & CEO of Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood; Bill Hughes, Columbia County Board of Supervisors minority leader; Elena Mosley, director of Operation Unite; Linda Mussmann, co-founder and co-executive director of Time & Space Limited; Zephyr Teachout, associate professor of law, Fordham University; Kaya Weidman, co-founder and executive director of Kite's Nest and Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ).
On Sunday, January 15, at 2 p.m., there will be a rally in Seventh Street Park to show support for the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and Medicare. The rally, which is part of a nationwide rally on that day, is meant to send a message to Congress: "Show us what your replacement plan is, then we'll talk! Until then, leave our health insurance plans alone!" The message from the organizers is: "Our purpose is serious, and we expect tp have fun, too, so bring flags, children, friends!"
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