On Sunday 4/17/16, the HVBLM Coalition came together with Dreamers with No Borders, SURJ Action, and the International Socialist Organization- Hudson Valley, to stage opposition to Donald Trump’s visit to the Mid-Hudson Civic center. Over 250 people flooded Poughkeepsie’s streets to counter Trump’s message of hate. The groups also called out Butch Anderson (#BigotButch), Dutchess County Sheriff, who endorsed Trump and was subsequently named an honorary campaign chair for Trump’s New York visits. We believe that by endorsing Donald Trump Butch Anderson is also endorsing his platform, which will negatively target a large portion of the communities he claims to protect.

In the press:

Poughkeepsie Journal: Nearly 200 protest Trump’s policies

Socialist Worker: Trump is Unwelcomed in the Hudson Valley