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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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!