Join us in Peekskill and knock doors for candidates who are committed to protecting our rights. You can register through mobilize here or show up on the day.

March 15, 2022 – Village Election Endorsements

Joan Grangenois-Thomas is a current Trustee for the Village of Port Chester. Joan works as District Director for Congressman Mondaire Jones. She is also Principal of JGT Public Relations. Joan was the Volunteer Executive Director for Sustainable Port Chester Alliance from 2016-2020. Joan is a member of the Executive Committee as well as past president of the Port Chester/Rye NAACP Branch. Joan also Co-Chaired for the Complete Count 2020 Census Committee for Port Chester.

Joan and her husband David have lived in the Village of Port Chester for 31 years where they have raised their two young adult children.

To learn more about Joan and contribute to her campaign click here.
John Allen is the current Deputy County Clerk for Tim Idoni. In that capacity, John oversees technology initiatives to provide better services to County residents while cutting costs. He is also currently a Commissioner for the Port Chester Zoning Board of Appeals where he has served for the past four and a half years. Admitted to the New York State Bar. Solo Law Practice, John Allen, Attorney at Law from May 2004-May 2006. John was previously a software engineer who developed and installed fingerprint systems on an FBI contract. John looks forward to bringing his experience in government, technology and the justice system to improve Village services efficiently and effectively.

John and his wife Jordan moved to Port Chester six and a half years ago. They love raising their two young children, who currently attend the Port Chester Public School District, in the vibrant community of Port Chester.

To learn more about John and to contribute to his campaign click here.
Cara is a current trustee for the Village of Tuckahoe. Dr. Kronen is currently helping to prepare the next generation of educators as the Deputy Chair of the Teacher Education Department at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, part of the City University of New York. Cara is a member of the CUNY Professional Staff Congress, and was elected last year to the union’s Delegates Assembly.  

Cara and her husband Quinn, with their two children, moved to Tuckahoe in 2016. Outside of her current role as a trustee, Cara is an active member of the community participating with local PTAs and the Friends of the Tuckahoe Library. 

 To learn more about Cara and to contribute to her campaign click here. 

School Board Training

We are starting the new year with a training for those who are interested in preserving our strong public education system. School boards are stewards of education, and they need members who are committed to safeguarding and building robust public schools.

We want to work with you to identify people who might be interested in this work. This training offers an opportunity to help build the school board member pipeline by identifying people who might want to run (including you), developing engagement strategies and discussing the timeline and process for running. 

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Join us for a roundtable discussion to discuss the use of false information and intimidation to stop schools from teaching about diversity, respect, and inclusion. Four experts will share their wisdom on Monday, December 6th at 7pm. RSVP at

Do you want to get involved with the political process but you aren’t sure how? If so, please join us for our upcoming training on becoming a district leader. You can register here:

The New York State Senate Committee on Elections wants to hear from voters. Please sign up to attend and/or testify about your voting experience; suggestions for voting reform; and with ideas about how we can ensure all people have the right to vote!

To sign up to testify in person or in writing, visit

*Masks will be required at the Westchester County Center.

Running for Office

Have you every considered running for office? Are you interested in learning more about what is involved in running for office? If you answered yes to either question please join us for a virtual training on Thursday, February 4, 2021 and learn about running for office from Mike Grubiak, Doug Forand and State Senator Shelley Mayer. Register for the training here.

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This is basic training so that we can be proactive and productive to help our candidates in the fall. Register here: