The grassroots activist group Indivisible Westchester has announced it will be supporting Julie Goldberg in the September 13th Democratic Primary. Goldberg is challenging former IDC member David Carlucci in the 38th district, which encompasses most of Rockland County and parts of Westchester County. The 38th district consist of the towns of Clarkstown, Orangetown, Ossining and Ramapo, Unincorporated places such as Bardonia, Blauvelt, Congers, Hillcrest, Monsey, nanuet, New City, Orangeburg, pearl River, Sparkill, Tappan, Valley Cottage, Viola, West Nyack, and Villages of Airmont, Briarcliff Manor, Chestnut Ridge, Grand View-onHudson, Hillburn, Kaser, Montebello, New Hempstead, New Square, Nyack, Ossining, piermont, pomona, Sloatsburg, South Nyack, Spring Valley, Suffern, Upper Nyack and Wesley Hills.
Goldberg, a librarian, a former teacher and a mother of two from Chestnut Ridge, has been dubbed the “True Democrat” in the race. Her opponent, David Carlucci, was a member of the eight-person Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) that caucused with Republicans to prevent Democratic control in the State Senate for seven years. Carlucci and the IDC enabled Republicans to block legislation on Gun Safety, Reproductive Rights, Election Reform and other measures.
“For years I have watched his duplicity go unchallenged,” Goldberg says. “I couldn’t stay on the sidelines any longer.”
Despite being a three-term incumbent, Carlucci failed to win party backing at the Rockland Democratic Convention, which did not nominate in the contest.
Indivisible Westchester reminds that members of the IDC say they have dissolved the group and claim they will now caucus with the Democratic Party. But, years of sacrificing democratic ideals for sake of power has soured progressives on the IDC.
“By allowing Republicans to tie up key bills, members of the IDC have not served their constituents well and do not deserve reelection,” Indivisible Westchester co-founder Shannon Powell states.
Julie Goldberg says she is passionately committed to education and will seek equal distribution of aid to our neediest schools. She believes in Universal Health Care, Campaign Finance Reform and other progressive causes. Indivisible Westchester strongly urges her election in the Primary on September 13th and the general election on November 6th.
Indivisible Westchester is a movement of neighbors and friends working together to protect the core values of this great nation. They promote policies and legislation that are based on inclusion, respect, justice and non-violence. With a focus on the local level, they support progressives running for office and we hold elected representatives accountable. Together they stand INDIVISIBLE