The “One Kingston” Slate – What Does The Kingston Republican’s Slogan Mean?

WHAT DOES THE KINGSTON REPUBLICAN’S SLOGAN “RESTORE KINGSTON PRIDE” MEAN? At its worst interpretation, the slogan is a classic dog whistle. The general public will understand the message as innocuous whereas like-minded supporters will comprehend the intended take-away message as one of white supremacy and exclusion. At its best interpretation, the slogan is backward-looking. The Kingston Republican party candidates want to revert to a yesteryear that invests in old polluting technologies and embraces only those who have lived here for generations. It’s a path that will result in less economic development, fewer tourists, higher taxes, increases in crime and division. If we look back instead of forward, Kingston will lose… Read More

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The “One Kingston” Slate – The Record on Economic Growth

THE RECORD ON ECONOMIC GROWTH. Kingston is a city on the move, one that has matched public investments like New York State’s recent $10 million dollar grant awarded to Uptown with private investments such as development of the Hutton Brickyards to Stockade Filmworks and the uptown “Food Hub” at the old Woolworth’s building on Wall Street. Within the next two years, Kingston will be transformed by the Kingston Greenline, connecting bike trails throughout the City to the Ashokan Reservoir. Broadway and the traffic circle in midtown will receive much-needed facelifts and traffic calming measures. All of these changes will have more than an aesthetic effect: they will continue to lead to… Read More

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The “One Kingston” Slate – Together We Move Forward

TOGETHER WE MOVE FORWARD. The City’s Common Council majority declared Kingston a “Welcoming and Inclusive City,” in January of 2017. Real estate agents have used the vote to successfully attract even more people to an already thriving housing market. Increasing numbers are coming to Kingston to live and work based on real estate and business investments in the area. Not only are successful families seeking to relocate but also thriving local businesses such as DragonSearch and Peace Nation all choose a City like Kingston for its values. We will not achieve that economically flourishing future by wishing for a return to a past that too often excluded people of color,… Read More

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Kingston Democrats’ Phone Banking Schedule through Primary Day

Kingston Democrats phone banking master schedule through Primary Day All phone banking will be at Committee headquarters at 579 Broadway. Friends we need your help: Primary Day is fast approaching and our candidates are depending on you. Can you spare an evening or time on the weekend? Just a bit of time? So we are asking you to check out our new Webpage and our new Facebook page. We’ve enclosed the links. Click on and check them out. Make sure to “like” them and share them on your Faacebook page and invite your friends to do the saame. Help us “grow” the audience and boundaries of our reach. Then, two… Read More

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2019 Candidates

Candidates for elected office who have been endorsed by the City of Kingston Democratic Committee for the 2019 General Election   City of Kingston Common Council Ward 1) Jeffrey Morell Jeffrey Ventura Morell was born in the Dominican Republic, his mother immigrated to the US when he was a toddler and he was raised by his grandparents. Later he moved to New York City, became a US citizen and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from CUNY Hunter College. He settled in Kingston after falling in love with its diverse and welcoming community, as well as it’s rich history and natural beauty. He lives on Main St. with his… Read More

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