Photos from the campaign trail.
Eleanor’s Legacy in Dutchess County on Saturday evening honoring our awesome county chairwoman, Elisa Sumner. WOW! It looks like a Who’s Who List of Democratic candidates. Robin Lois, Karen Smythe, and Francena Amparo had such soulful words for Elisa...I felt privileged to be there.
Speaking at the “We the People” Rally in Kingston yesterday for Hudson Valley Strong. Also posing with two of its fierce and fabulous planners, Rashida Tyler and Steve Spicer. These two people are a piece of heaven!
My fantastic canvasser-friends, Jill Horn and Melissa Newman, came to Beekman all the way from Rhinebeck for ME and for democracy! Thank you, Girls!
Stomping for Joe Ruggiero in Rhinebeck on Sunday. Here I am with Melissa Newman, showing our enthusiasm! Also, there for support are: Angelyna Redding, Gina Fox, Joan Mandel, and, one of our hosts, Chuck Liscum.
Ready to canvass in Beekman with my husband Brian and Karen Smythe, former candidate for NYS Senate, District 41. Sure hope I can be a “new voice” in Beekman!
Congressman Delgado spent Monday morning in Rhinebeck with 25 Moms Demand Action supporters. We asked him to become a co-sponsor of the Nat’l Red Flag Bill. He agreed and had signed on by Monday afternoon! Our Congressman walks the walk alright!
Moms Demand Action supporters from NYC, HV, Orange and Westchester counties met with Senator Chuck Schumer to strategize an action plan to pass a Nat’l Criminal Background Check. Our Senator is an awesome GVP advocate!
Lobbied Senator Gillibrand’s office in Albany on 8/29 with Moms Demand Action members. Spoke with staff member, Caitlin Rooney, about both a nat’l background check on all gun sales and a nat’l red flag law.
Here I am in Albany lobbying with other Mom’s Demand Action members Jessica, Joe, and Marta from the capital group. We are with Steve Mann, Senator Schumer’s deputy state director, asking for next steps in getting national common sense gun laws passed in the stubborn Senate!
Here I am with the dandy Dutchess Young Dems who cook the crustaceans at the annual Dutchess Dem Lobster Bake. Frank Mazzella, the handsome guy on my left, is their president, and he and his darling wife Jess own and manage Printing and Graphic Concepts in Pleasant Valley. Frankie is also running for town board there. These young people definitely have the WOW-factor!
With Debbie Wright, wonderful activist, Assemblyman Jonathan Jacobson, District 104, Rima Liscum, co-chair with me, HV Moms Demand Action, and Steve Spicer, another activist who never stops doing good work, at the AugustRecessRally for GVP in Pok on Saturday. Stop Talking the Talk Without Walking the Walk!
All these wonderful people came to Beekman today to canvass with me. What power they gave to my campaign for town board! Clockwise from left: Judy Blancher, Wendell Green, Lorna Green, me, Adhanna Guggino, Rodney Fisher, MarieAnge N’Diaye, and Andrea Replansky. They don’t come any finer!
Politicking with our Dem State Senator Peter Harckham and Tara Langworthy at the Beekman Community Day. Go Dems!!!
Here I am with Kenya Gadsden, candidate for Dutchess County Clerk, and her beautiful family. What a lovely fundraiser it was for this awesome woman at Wappinger’s Outback Restaurant. Kenya, you’re the BEST!
Standing in solidarity with other opponents to our current US border policies. We’re at Hudson Valley Strong’s Lights for Liberty vigil in Rhinebeck this past Friday, July 12. Here I am introducing Joe Ruggiero, Dem candidate for Dutchess County exec, who gave a heartfelt address to our somber crowd.
Marching on July 4th in Hyde Park Parade with Joe Ruggiero, Dutchess County exec candidate, Hudson Valley Moms Demand Action, and a gorgeous NY beauty queen!
Marching in the NYC Pride Parade with my daughter, Erin , and two wonderful men from St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Cortlandt Manor, Chris and Josh. Thank you, sweet guys, for the experience of a lifetime! Pure LOVE!
Day 1 of Joe Ruggiero’s 22-day tour of Dutchess County. Here’s Joe, Murray Johnson, Beekman Dem chair, Tara Langworthy, leg candidate from Beekman and parts of Unionvale, and I. Behind us is the Mill House, once a Beekman Museum, still filled with wonderful historical artifacts from our area.
At the Town Center Pavillion enjoying our Summer Solstice Concert with Laurette Giardino, Joe Ruggiero, Ed Stickter, owner of ECS Exercise, Tara Langworthy, and all the girls at TCP: Judy, Murray, Tara, Gina, me, Rima and Liz. Thanks, Girls! Great job!
Truth Commission in Albany: a hunger-striker, a lawyer, a former solitary confinement incarcerated, and an incredibly well-informed activist all fighting to pass HALT: humane alternative to long-term incarceration. These four people all walk the walk...
Schmoozing with our Democratic Commissioner of Elections, Beth Soto, at the Wappingers fundraiser.
Members of Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America - Hudson Valley Group - assembling squares for a Survivor’s Quilt on May 18 in Kingston.
Got on the ballot - made it official: Barb’s really in it now!
Ending Wear Orange Weekend with Pat Colella and me at "A Concert for Change - Broadway Dream Roles" at the Lake Katonah Clubhouse in Katonah, NY. Wonderful talent by young and old alike performing for GVP!
At Arlington HS on June 6 for Youth Town Hall with students from Hudson Valley Stands Up, AHS US Political Forum Club, and, of course, our own Congressman Antonio Delgado from NY19! These young people SHINE!!!
Attended parole reform lobby day in Albany organized by the Parole Preparation Project - NYC chapter. Wonderful people, some of whom spent decades incarcerated, doing wonderfully good work for the common good.
A collection of Photos from the Campaign Trail