Susan Zimet

NYS Budget Includes Farm To Food Bank Bill

Apr 11, 2017
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US Department of Agriculture

After proponents tried for two years, a bill that gives tax credits to farmers who donate produce to food banks has made it to the final New York state budget.

Susan Zimet

An organization working to fight hunger in New York is repeating a request to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for $16.5 million to fight what it says is a growing crisis in the state. 

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

New York State's food banks are asking state leaders for $16 million to address a worsening hunger problem.

Susan Zimet

The Hunger Action Network of New York has new leadership.

Hunger Action Network, started in 1982, is a statewide membership organization of emergency food providers, advocates, faith groups and low-income New Yorkers whose goal is to end hunger and its root causes, including poverty, in New York.

Long time "frontman" for the organization, executive director Mark Dunlea, is leaving the agency after 29 years to work on climate change

August 26 Marks Women's Equality Day

Aug 26, 2014
Courtesy of Votes For Women 2020

Today is Women’s Equality Day.  Not only is there a New York ballot initiative surrounding it, but there is a push to put a famous wagon on permanent display.

Town Supervisor Wants To Challenge A HV Assemblyman

Apr 30, 2014
Courtesy of Susan Zimet

There could be a Democratic primary in a Hudson Valley state Assembly district, as a town supervisor wants to face off against a longtime incumbent.

Democratic Assemblyman Kevin Cahill could be facing a primary. New Paltz Town Supervisor Susan Zimet Tuesday announced her candidacy for the 103rd District seat, which covers most of Ulster County plus Rhinebeck and Red Hook in Dutchess County.

Town Supervisor To Challenge Longtime NY Assemblyman

Apr 29, 2014
Susan Zimet

Voters in a certain assembly district in the Hudson Valley are looking at a Democratic primary this year.

Assemblyman Kevin Cahill has a challenger – New Paltz Town Supervisor Susan Zimet, who announced Tuesday her candidacy for the 103rd New York Assembly District, which covers most of Ulster County plus Rhinebeck and Red Hook in Dutchess County. Zimet made the announcement in a campaign video.

Anniversary Of Women’s Right To Vote

Aug 27, 2013
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NEW PALTZ – Monday marked the 93rd anniversary of the women’s right to vote nationwide. New York adopted it three years earlier.

New Paltz Town Supervisor Susan Zimet is founder and president of VoteForWomen2020, a non-profit organization to commemorate the year 2020 when the women’s right to vote will be 100 years old.

Zimet noted legalization was for more than just voter rights.

NYS Resolution Honors Women's Suffrage Wagon

Jun 19, 2013
Courtesy of Votes For Women 2020

An elected official in the Hudson Valley is behind a movement to put New York front and center of the women’s suffrage centennial in 2020. For starters, she has worked to ensure that New York has a new day to commemorate, in just a few weeks.

The state Senate and Assembly Tuesday adopted a resolution, calling on the governor to proclaim July 1 this year as the “Spirit of 1776” Wagon Day in the State of New York. Here’s Susan Zimet, founder of Votes for Women 2020, the non-profit organization planning suffrage centennial events in 2017 and 2020.