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.

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Why Jim Supports Dana...

I attended Dana's town hall meeting in Oswego and was impressed that she believes in the importance of working toward compromise with her fellow elected officials. Dana explained why learning to come to consensus is essential in our increasingly-divided political system. I believe that true bipartisanship is the only way this country will become whole again and I support Dana's intention to work toward that goal.

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 David supports Dana Balter...

I support Dana because she will work hard to stop Trump from dividing this country and destroying our democracy. She is not taking corporate money, so we can rely on her to represent us here in Central New York, which our current representative is not doing. She's our best hope for getting back to the pursuit of equality and for reviving the American Dream for all.

Why Paolo Supports Dana Balter...

When I listen to Dana speak about why she is running I can tell she is different. She can fill a whole room with her energy and passion about democracy and engaging everyone to participate. She's not interested in towing the party line. It is a moral imperative for her to fight the cynicism in Washington and to listen to and represent ALL of us, even those who disagree. We need much more than a rubber stamp. We need a true independent voice. We need Dana Balter!

Why Janice supports Dana Balter...

I have been involved with politics and politicians for over twenty years and I have never been as impressed by the background, temperament and knowledge of a candidate as I am with that of Dana Balter. She has been preparing for this opportunity since birth, I think, and no one is readier to take on the issues of the people of Central New York. Her ability to get to the heart of matters, to listen and actually hear people, and to articulate solid solutions is exactly what we need and want in a Representative. Dana will serve us well.

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 Kathleen supports Dana Balter...

I support Dana because she has guts, brains and what is so sadly missing in our world today, empathy. She can feel our pain. She knows that the greatest country in the world can afford to care for all it's people. Education and health care for all and prioritized clean energy should be givens. All institutionalized "isms" must end. Not only will it take a woman to feel these needs by instinct, it will take this woman to bring them about.

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 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 Jennie supports Dana Balter...

Had the pleasure of meeting Dana Balter on the eve of the Women’s March in NYC. Smart, compassionate & eager to build on our collective shared values to bring about real progress in government. At a time when we suffer through partisan politics, divisive leadership and a bully in our big house, she is a breath of fresh air. Good luck Dana Balter!

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 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 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!