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 Thomas supports Dana Balter...

I support Dana Balter for Congress because she's passionately committed to public service, to crafting effective government policy, and to using the powers of government to protect the most vulnerable members of our richly diverse CNY community. She's an educator and a grassroots activist and has worked tirelessly since the November 2016 election to help organize effective responses to the Trump agenda. If you're concerned about universal healthcare, reproductive rights, climate change, criminal justice reform, education justice, or building a green economy in CNY, Dana is the candidate for you!

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 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 Diane supports Dana Balter...

Since last summer, I have been watching and listening to Dana. She is articulate, intelligent and knowledgeable about the crucial issues of our time. Her positions are thoughtful and address the concerns of ALL constituents of the 24th district. She will be a very effective leader and make us all proud.

Why Ric supports Dana Balter...

Dana's commitment to progressive ideas and policies are strongly needed in these times when the GOP is working hard to destroy our nation while enriching only those at the top. We don't need someone who will cave to Trump and his destruction of everything which is good about our country. A progressive agenda will truly help everyone, not just the 1%, will save us all money in the long run and we'll be a better, stronger country for it.

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 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 David supports Dana Balter...

I support Dana Balter for the NY-24th because we need real change in our politics. For too long, our country and the Upstate region has been headed in the wrong direction. Dana Balter gets that and has a platform that can return our country and region to shared prosperity and economic security for all, not just the few.

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 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 Frank supports Dana Balter...

I pay attention to Central New York politics and until recently I had never heard of Dana Balter. I went to the OCDC function at Munjed's. Dana Balter spoke second, and she completely dominated the room. Where it had been loud, suddenly you could hear a pin drop. She spoke with a presence and gravitas I've rarely heard. She knows the issues we are facing and spoke plainly but authoritatively to them. I was on board right then and there. I went the next night to a house party she was attending and spoke to her at length. I can say for sure she is absolutely the person we need representing us.

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 Heather supports Dana Balter...

Dana decided to run only after she tried to be heard by her elected official and he failed her. She believes in what democracy should be, and we need that more than ever.