Today, there was a very positive article on BlueInGreene.org in the Catskill (NY) Daily Mail. We appreciate the coverage, and hope it helps us connect with additional forward-looking people here in Greene County. The article is available here.
However, there seems to be some confusion over the meaning of our name, BlueInGreene. The article states that "The term ‘blue’ in the organization’s title thus does not infer a relationship to the Democratic Party’s color-coding of ‘won’ territories on national election nights." In fact, though, the "Blue" in BlueInGreene definitely references Blue State America, which we believe represents progressive values (as opposed to Red State America, which espouses "conservative" values). We think the confusion occurred because of our lack of any party affiliation—we are not affiliated with the Democratic Party, but we are most certainly progressive. So on an electoral map, we’re blue, regardless of party affiliation.
We are also blue (in the sense of sad/unhappy) over certain longstanding conditions in our county. These include the lack of economic opportunity, especially for young people, the lack of full-spectrum medical care, and a lagging technological infrastructure (which, if remedied, could help eliminate the lack of economic opportunity and medical care). We may be blue, but we’re determined to work hard to improve Greene County’s fortunes.
Finally, BlueInGreene pays homage to "Blue in Green" (without the "e"), a superb cut on the classic Miles Davis jazz album Kind of Blue. We’re blue (in Greene), and we believe in the rhythm of progress.
We hope you’ll join us.