“Advocacy is all about using your unique voice & perspective.”
– Sara Pruiksma

When her hometown changed drastically under new leadership, Sara found her voice as an advocate. Sara regularly writes and speaks on behalf of the environment, residential quality of life, and against corruption in local government.

Feb 27, 2023

“The Times Union recently highlighted potential conflicts surrounding Coeymans Supervisor George McHugh, ahead of Coeyman port expansion in the state’s wind turbine project. McHugh, former attorney for Carver Laraway, port owner, also received hundreds of thousands of dollars for being attorney for county sheriff and nearby towns. Local resident Sars Pruiksma talks to Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Magazine.”

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