May 13th VIRTUAL TOWN HALL – Health Care for All with NY Health Act

Wonder how universal health care can work?

Find out all about the New York Health Act, legislation covering NYers for medical, dental, vision, hearing AND long-term care that has passed the NYS Assembly 4 years running. For the first time, in 2021 the bill has the votes to pass in both houses, but WE, the grassroots, have to make sure it gets to a vote.

Get answers to all your questions in our virtual town hall Thursday, May 13th, 7pm featuring lead sponsor Sen. Gustavo Rivera. Sign up for Zoom link and to submit questions.

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See you there for universal, single-payer health for NY.

April 15, 2021 Virtual Meeting

April 15, 2021 Virtual Meeting

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Rockland People’s Panel on Policing

Climate and Fossil Fuel Divestment

NYS Budget with Sen. E. Reichlin-Melnick

PLUS: Meet L’Tanya Watkins, candidate for County Executive


View of the Hudson River looking south from Stony Point, NY.


2020 Year-End Celebration

THURSDAY, DEC. 17th, 7:30 pm

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We have faced so many challenges this year, yet there is much to celebrate.

Cozy up and join in virtually to celebrate each other, our collective victories, and our hopes as we review 2020 and look ahead to 2021 with spirits raised.

Plus, on-the-ground report from Georgia.

September 17th Zoom Meeting, 7:30 pm


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Thanks to those voting, Rockland CAN endorses:

Ellen Jaffee, NYS Assembly  Volunteer

Elijah Reichlin-Melnick, NYS Senate   

Mondaire Jones, US Congress   Volunteer 

Hear from Mondaire Jones at our Sept. 17th Zoom meeting.

Defend democracy door-to-door in Pennsylvania!

Changing the Conversation Together is training teams for SAFETY FIRST DEEP CANVASSING

Learn this proven – and safety driven – technique for reaching reluctant voters in Pennsylvania, key to routing Trump.

Check out Changing the Conversation . Sign up today for this week’s info sessions.

A couple of Rocklanders have already participated.

September’s Meeting Agenda:

With less than 60 days until the Nov 3rd election, there’s much at stake. We’ll hear from:

  • Special guest Mondaire Jones on his historic bid for Congress, and the most pressing issues he’ll be fighting for in Washington
  • We’ll look at all the races in Rockland, why the stakes are so high, and how you can help.
  • How to Vote — it’s more complicated to vote safely this year. Get the details so that you can share with your friends, family, and neighbors.
  • Community Solar — Get the details from Sierra Club’s Peggy Kurtz, who will share next steps and how to make sure you’re in, if your community signed up.
  • Action Groups – updates on key issues that need our support and work: Racial Justice and Policing, Fossil Fuel Divestment, Education, and
  • Safety First Deep Canvassing in PA – to beat Trump, we’ve got to do more in PA.

Again, click the to RSVP, in order to receive the Zoom link via email. We look forward to seeing you on the 17th at 7:30 pm.

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July 23, 2020 Virtual Meeting

Policing and Racial Justice in Rockland

  1.  VIDEO – compilation from recent social justice marches, rallies, vigils, and protests in Rockland
  2. POLICING – Marc Pessin
    1. History of policing and the New Jim Crow
    2. Rockland County Police – facts and figures
  3. VISIONS FOR CHANGE – Nana K. Adjei-Brenyah
    Policing: Harm Reduction vs Transformational Change – #8cantwait reforms vs #8toAbolition proposals
  4. LEGISLATIVE AGENDA: Report from Pascale Jean-Gilles
    1. This week’s legislation in Albany
    2. Bail reform and rollbacks – what’s happened so far?
    3. Cuomo’s Exec Order to implement police reforms
  5. DISCUSSION: Current Situation in Rockland
    1. Sheriff’s racist FB posts – Virginia Norfleet
  6. OTHER CURRENT ACTIONS/Announcements
    – Tuesdays at Spring Valley Police Dept – L’Tanya Watkins
    – Ida B. Wells Copwatch Collective – Weldon McWilliams IV
    1. Environment
    2. Voting – Election process

2019 Year-end Celebration – Thursday, Dec.19th

Join us to celebrate another year of education, activism, and advocacy for a healthy community, democracy, and planet.

Thursday, December19th

6:45-8:45 pm

West Nyack Library

Music, refreshments and good cheer!


All welcome.





Nov. 21 Picket in Albany for NYHealth Act – We Were There

Scores of people picketed the “NY Health Plans Assn.” industry group meeting in Albany on Nov. 21st, including several unions. Although refused entry to the meeting, we were seen and heard by the industry attendees – and the police detail brought in to keep us back. Watch this video of the Desnoyers family whose son was denied coverage for life-saving medication when he paid a $20 premium a few days late. We must keep pushing.

Nov 17, 2019

Election Follow-up and More

Thursday, November 21st

West Nyack Library

6:45-8:45 pm 
JOIN US for:

Election Results 2019 – Participate in spirited, collegial discourse with thoughtful and insightful review and analysis of local election results with other progressives. Join us Nov. 21st.

Election Integrity –  Elections must be secure, transparent and verifiable. NYS is about to finalize voting procedure/machinery. Are we sure our votes are secure? Get the timely facts from Julie Weiner, guest speaker from Citizens for Voting Integrity New York which has been working since 2006 to ensure that every vote is counted as cast.

Climate Strike –  We must be part of the global action. Help support and carry out a strong, effective strike in Rockland led by youth in Extinction Rebellion, plus Rockland Climate Alliance, and 350 NJ/Rockland. The strike is set for Friday, December 6th – mark your calendar for action.


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Plus announcements, actions, and 2020 preview. See you Thursday.