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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.