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.

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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Peter supports Dana Balter...

We need a representative who represents the people of Central New York, not the big money from Wall Street! Dana Balter is knowledgeable about the challenges our state and country are facing, and she is not afraid to speak up. She has the capability to advocate for critical issues like health care, equal rights for all, and environmental concerns.

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.