Raise Your Voice

It’s time to honor American values and restore respect for our democratic institutions. We will bring government back to the people and ensure that no one is left behind. One of the reasons it’s so wonderful to be a central New Yorker is because of our proud history of working for justice in this region. We were at the forefront of the movement for abolition. We were at the forefront of the movement for women’s right to vote. We were at the forefront of the movement for environmental justice.

Let’s honor and remember those foundational fights for justice by coming together in our modern day movement for justice: to ensure every person has access to healthcare; every child has access to quality education; every community enjoys clean air, water, and food; everyone is treated equally under the law; and everyone has the dignity of work with which they can support themselves and their families. This is who we are, Central New York.

Why I am running for Congress…

The people I love, the country I love, the values I love are all being threatened and I cannot stand idly by.

I’m standing up to fight for the things our community needs most: adequate, affordable healthcare for every person; an equitable, high-quality education for every child; policies that promote economic justice and meaningful employment; an insistence on racial justice and demand for equal treatment under the law for all people; protection of our natural resources and responsible stewardship of the Earth; a restoration of respect for our democratic institutions and American values. If you entrust me with the task of promoting the public good on Capitol Hill, my job will be to amplify the voices of our community and ensure that no one is left behind.

Stay connected with Dana!

Why Roberta supports Dana Balter...

I support Dana because she is passionate for the people of the 24th district. She is always there to answer questions, no matter how many times she hears them. She is articulate and intelligent in her views and understands the issues with great ideas to move forward. She is real and approachable, unlike others who hide from constituents. Her approach is simple: Show up (put yourself out there no matter what is asked) ; Speak up (say what you believe and follow through on it); and Shut up (listen to the voices of the people). I really like this philosophy. That is why I will vote for Dana.

Why Margaret Supports Dana...

I was fortunate to meet Dana after the November 2016 election,before she decided to run for office. While attending a couple common events, I heard what she cared about, how much and how sincerely. I remember being so impressed by her thought process, manner of speaking, sincerity and command of the issues that I blurted, "You ought to be running for office!". I felt in her someone who wouldn't be bought, who'd take the job for the right reasons - not ego, power, or stature but to be a PUBLIC SERVANT. A bridge builder, she can and will stand her ground in our behalf. We need her.

Why Jim supports Dana Balter...

Dana is smart, driven and compassionate. She will help restore dignity to Congress and be a true representative of the people.

Why Steve supports Dana Balter...

I'm voting for Dana Balter because I believe we need a true progressive to represent our district. She is someone with compassion for those in need, and will work for helping our communities. I also believe that she has the very best chance to defeat Rep. Katko this fall.

Why Jonathan supports Dana Balter...

I first came across Dana at meetings and protests following the 2016 election. I was struck by her knowledge of the issues, her eloquence, her obvious passion for justice, and her commitment to do the hard work to advance the work of justice for the people of this community. I support her wholeheartedly on universal healthcare. It is the obligation of a just, prosperous and decent society to ensure that the least of these should not be denied quality health care because they can't pay for it.

Why Stew supports Dana Balter...

Dana has command of the issues, and is willing to talk with anybody to hear their views and find common ground. Dana got into this race for the right reasons -- to bring dignity, empathy and reason back to Congress and improve the lot of regular people who are being pillaged by the current administration. Dana is a lovely, compassionate person AND is tough as nails when it comes to doing what’s right.

Why Zach supports Dana Balter...

I’m with Dana because she understands that at this peculiar moment, we need to stand for a bold policy platform that will fundamentally improve the lives of people in Central New York. We have great promise and opportunity in our region, but also great challenges. Dana knows that if we don’t include all people in economic gains, that any progress we make rings hollow. I have faith that she will be a bold leader in Congress to achieve universal health care, reduce poverty, and create well-paying jobs in Central New York.

Why Donna supports Dana Balter...

Dana has an excellent understanding of the issues that are important to you and me in Central New York. She has the intellect, the skills and the passion to be a great Representative for the 24th District.

Why Maurice supports Dana Balter...

I am supporting Dana Balter to Represent 24th District because she is the candidate who knows how to address my issues. She's as good of a listener as she is a speaker and she listens to the needs in our community. It is important that we have a candidate who will not only hold town halls, but one who will use those town halls to listen to the constituents and use that information to better address the needs of the community. She is the candidate who will do that, and that is why I am supporting Dana Balter for Congress!

Why Elaine supports Dana Balter...

Dana Balter is an informed and thoughtful advocate of social and economic policies that will be of benefit to everyone living in New York’s 24th Congressional District. Fairness, justice, honesty, and responsiveness are words that describe her vision of lawmaking. The people of our Congressional District deserve a representative of Dana Balter’s abilities and character.

Why Colette supports Dana Balter...

I support Dana because I believe that she will bring back some decency and fairness into our government. We need to get rid of NRA supported congressmen & women and reclaim our government of the people NOT the lobbyist or the wealthy. We need people in congress who care more about helping the majority of the people they serve and not the few who are wealthy enough to support their campaigns.

Why Jackie supports Dana Balter...

If I could, I would vote for you even if you weren't my Aunt! You are so amazing for going for it and doing everything you can to enact change!! I'm so proud to share the Balter name with a woman like you!

Why Elaine supports Dana...

I trust Dana Balter to be a representative that CNY and this country needs. I have volunteered for the last year and a half along side Dana. Her leadership, understanding and compassion are the very qualities missing from our current representatives. When my family had an emergency, Dana dropped everything to make sure we were okay. She understands what is important in life and supports her community. I will be voting for Dana Balter on June 26th for the democratic primary because she will ensure the voices of District 24 are heard and represented in congress. Plus I can't wait to see Dana own Katko in a debate.