“It is disappointing but not surprising that John Katko is resorting to such tactics. It’s sad to see him showing as little regard for the truth as his party leaders do,” said Dana Balter. “Clearly, he’s afraid to be honest with voters because he knows that the vast majority of them support my position. The truth is my healthcare plan will significantly lower costs for consumers — a fact backed up by a Republican-funded study.”
Balter says affordable healthcare big worry in 24th District
“People are experiencing a level of anxiety and concern that we have not seen in a long time in this country,” said Balter, of Syracuse, in a visit to the Finger Lakes Times last week.
She said Katko and his fellow Republicans in the House and Senate are to blame for that angst. Balter, 42, a visiting teaching professor at Syracuse University, said a good portion of that concern is over healthcare and its affordability.
UAW Region 9 Endorses Dana Balter for Congress
“The UAW has a long history of supporting the rights of working men and women throughout this nation,” said Mark Barbee, UAW International Rep. “We’ve been on the frontlines fighting to protect democratic cornerstones like Civil and Human Rights, social security, Medicare, healthcare, education, and a living wage. Our members and their families in communities of the 24th congressional district, need support in Washington now more than ever. Dana Balter is our choice to protect the cornerstones of our democracy.”
“Earning the support of the hard working people of UAW Region 9 is a tremendous honor,” said Dana Balter. “UAW members have been on the forefront of the labor movement, fighting to secure good working conditions, fair wages, and quality education and healthcare for all workers. Together we will build on these successes and ensure that all working families in our district have the dignity and access they need to thrive.”
Balter details stance on Medicare-for-all at Auburn town hall meeting
Health care is one of Democratic congressional candidate Dana Balter’s top priorities, and she told a standing room-only crowd Wednesday night why she favors a Medicare-for-all system.
The discussion about health care and other issues came at a town hall meeting at Seymour Library in Auburn. It was Balter’s third town hall meeting of the general election campaign.
Trump-Katko tax bill hurts working families
The Trump-Katko tax bill isn’t fair and it dramatically increases inequality. Trickle down economics doesn’t work. Economic experts by the dozens warned us about this when the bill was under consideration. But Katko chose to ignore their expertise and vote for the bill despite all the evidence of harm it would do to the people of central and western New York.
We need a representative who will be a true champion of working families and put the well-being of the American worker ahead of corporate greed. When ordinary people don’t have money in their pockets, they can’t spend money and the entire economy suffers. When they have money, they spend it and the economy grows. That means more jobs, higher wages and a better future for all of us. Taking care of our workers is how we create an economy that works for everyone.
AFSCME Council 66 Endorses Dana Balter for Congress
“Unions give working people the freedom to provide for their families, care for their loved ones, and retire with dignity,” said AFSCME Council 66 President Dan DiClemente. “Dana Balter is the only candidate in this race who understands the issues that workers are facing and she will fight for us.”
Steve Barnum, President of the City of Syracuse Employees Union (AFSCME Local 400) explained, “Workers want elected representatives like Dana who will stand up for good jobs and investments in vital public services. When he voted to take away healthcare from thousands of Central New Yorkers while giving huge tax breaks to the wealthy few, Congressman Katko turned his back on working families.”
“In these challenging times for working people, it’s crucial that we come together and support candidates who share our priorities and our vision for a fairer economy,” declared AFSCME Local 3124 President Maureen Coleman. “Dana Balter clearly recognizes that unions improve our communities when we negotiate for better wages and benefits. She stands for solidarity and we proudly stand with her.”
Dana Balter holds Town Hall in Williamson
Balter Campaign Hosts Second of Four Open Access, Public Town Halls Across the District During the General Election Williamson, NY – Saturday August 25th Dana Balter, Democratic nominee for New York’s 24th Congressional District, held the second of four scheduled open access, public town halls across the district during the general election cycle. The town […]