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 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 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 Doug supports Dana Balter...

Dana Balter is the person I want to represent the 24th district. She cares deeply about the environment, about justice, and about education, major issues that affect us all. She will meet with her constituents; she will listen to her constituents; and, she will ably represent her constituents in Congress.

Why Karin supports Dana Balter...

Dana has my full support, not just because she is AGAINST John Katko's faux "moderate" positions, but because she is FOR guaranteeing health care for all, protecting our environment, economic and racial justice, and other important progressive issues. Dana's experience and advanced degrees in public administration with a focus on policy, finance, and accountability in government give her an excellent background to serve. She knows every issue inside out and handles herself well in public, making her a strong candidate in the race.

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 Sarah supports Dana Balter...

I support Dana Balter because I met her in college and all these years later she's still one of the smartest people I've ever known. She has an enormous heart, coupled with a tremendous intellect - the perfect combination. Our nation needs people like her in government!