The 24th Congressional seat is one that will be hotly contested this November. However, before we find out who the democratic candidate will be to take on Congressman John Katko., a candidate needs to chosen through a primary. Dana Balter will going up against Juanita Perez-Williams. The primary is on Tuesday June 26th. Pastor Jaime sat down with Dana Balter to talk about her vision for CNY and our country.
Urban CNY Endorsement: Dana Balter for the Democratic Nomination for Congress
If this race were about character only, Dana Balter would be the candidate to support. In 7 minutes Balter can explain to you what she stands for, what her goals are as a Congressperson. She also pivots to stating emphatically, “I’m going to represent the constituents of the 24th Congressional District.”
The National Organization for Women (NOW) endorses Dana Balter
Linda Berg, political director of the National Organization for Women, wrote a letter to Balter’s campaign informing them of the endorsement. “We look forward to working with (Balter) to achieve full equality for women and girls,” Berg wrote. The National Organization for Women was founded in 1966 and advocates for women’s rights. The group has chapters in every state and the District of Columbia.
Letter: Balter believes in central NY values
My vote goes to Dana Balter in the primary for Congressional District 24. She will not accept money from big donors, including Wall Street. She will be transparent and accessible. She is well informed on issues, and will be very much at ease with one-on-ones, small groups or town meetings. The disadvantaged, the under-represented, the under-educated will all be well-represented with her.
Urban CNY Interview: The Dana Balter Campaign for Congress
We sat down for a discussion with Dana Balter candidate for the 24th Congressional District, the seat currently being held by Republican John Katko. For months Balter has been working to solidify her democratic base, starting by uniting the politically progressive wing of the party, a task which has been described by some as akin to rounding up Ferrell cats. Balter succeeded in uniting democratic committees in all four counties that comprise the 24th Congressional District.
Coverage for Preexisting Conditions under Attack, Insurance Premiums Rising Dana Balter will Defend the ACA and Support Medicare for All
“When I’m in Congress, I will work to protect the ACA and defend the access to care it guarantees,” said Balter. “And I will work to pass Medicare for All so no family ever has to worry about losing their ability to see a doctor.”
Balter endorsed by Our Revolution
“We’ve built a campaign around the idea that candidates need to show up, listen, and stand up for the people they represent,” Balter said. “I’m proud that national groups like Our Revolution and 350 Action are recognizing that my grassroots support makes me the best candidate to defeat Congressman John Katko this fall.”