Community Voices Heard

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Days before President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, two organizations held an assembly in Beacon this weekend to kick off the formation of the Hudson Valley Hate Free Zone. 

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NEWBURGH – Unity was the message at a vigil and march for Trayvon Martin in Newburgh Monday night. Fifty people, residents and members of Community Voices Heard and the NAACP, gathered to protest George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the murder of the Florida teenager.

“From this day forward,” community activist Beatrice Harris said, “we have to stand together as ‘the people’.”  

Worst Housing Tour Takes Place In Newburgh

Jun 29, 2013

Low-income tenants in the Hudson Valley want to highlight some of the worst housing conditions in their city, and they're doing it Saturday.

Courtesy of Terry Gipson

A grassroots group in the Hudson Valley organized a Town Hall Meeting in Poughkeepsie Tuesday evening, to give low-income residents the chance to hear from three elected officials who represent them. The elected officials vowed a lot of support and help, and many in attendance say they are hopeful.