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 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 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 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 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!

Why Mark supports Dana Balter...

Here are the reasons which made me an early supporter of Dana Balter for Congress in New York’s 24th District: -She’s values-driven, and she was acting on her progressive and loving values long before she ever thought of running. -She’s a kind and balanced person. She is not seeking this position to accumulate power, advance herself, or prop up a weak and troubled ego. She does not need this job; she wants it as a vehicle for resisting evils rampant in our current politics, such as greed, and racism and she is only motivated by the prospect of service to the people of her district. -She understands the intricacies of social policy, because, as a scholar and a college professor, she studies and teaches them. -She’s opposed by the Democratic machine, God bless her. -And she is electable!

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 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 Sally supports Dana Balter...

After just one meeting I was so impressed with Dana's ability to express and address the issues that matter to all Americans. She is willing to not just state position, but to dig deep, understand the issues America faces today and look for solutions that work for all people, not just a select few. She will be a new breed of representative.

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 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 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 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 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.