Our annual meet the candidates event gives our local political candidates the opportunity to answer questions from the community. This year we are including the opportunity to ask questions about the upcoming vote on a NYS Constitutional Convention. Doors open at 5:00pm, the forum begins at 5:30pm. Moderated by Lois Clermont of the Press Republican.
Meet me at the Brewery from 5:30 - 7pm to share your thoughts and concerns. I'll be happily sampling the local libations and eager to answer any questions you might have. Please invite your friends and help spread the word!
Let's turn this ship around - this is our home and it's time to bring honest, working class representation back to the North Country. Together we can be the change we wish to see!
I can't wait to visit Sweet Beet in Greenwich! I hope you'll join me and indulge in the amazing food, wine, and atmosphere at this inspiring, locally-sourced bistro. Your support means everything, and I'm excited for the opportunity to meet new people, listen to your concerns and share my vision for the future of NY-21. Together we can make a difference and take back our representation.
On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, the Potsdam/Canton-based community group Write the Power NY21 will host a NY21 Congressional Candidate Forum at the HC Williams Senior High School Auditorium in Canton, NY. The event will run from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30.
The event, free and open to the public, is an opportunity to hear from both Democratic and Republican candidates for the 2018 Congressional race in New York’s 21st District. Candidates will introduce themselves, discuss issues important to the district, and answer questions of concern to constituents.
The public is invited to submit questions in advance for potential use in the forum; questions can be submitted at https://tinyurl.com/ny21forum.
The forum is not sponsored by the Democratic or Republican Committee or by any other political party. This event will be video recorded and posted on social media.
Participants will include Don Boyajian (D-Cambridge); Tedra Cobb (D-Canton); Russ Finley (R-Lisbon); Ronald Kim (D-Queensbury); Steve Krieg (D-Plattsburgh); Emily Martz (D-Saranac Lake); Patrick Nelson (D-Stillwater); and Katie Wilson (D-Keene).
Today, though single working mothers represent 25% of US households, they only hold about 1.5% of Congressional seats. According to the 2016 U.S. Census, their median annual income is <$35,000. Faced with income inequality, food insecurity, a lack of educational opprotunities, and the stigma hanging over public assistance, it's high time more moms took a seat at the table.
Enter North Country Democrat Katie Wilson.
Katie is a long-time political activist, small local business owner, and single mother of two children in elementary school. A native of New York's Adirondack region, Katie has developed deep community ties by living and working through these issues alongside her neighbors every day. As a life-long Democrat with North Country roots, Katie would bring a fresh energy and the working class spirit back to the Democratic Party.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for incumbent Rep. Elise Stefanik (R). In a district where half of all households bring home less than $50,000 annually, our current representative has voted to repeal ObamaCare, to restrict environmental regulations, and to roll back consumer protections created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. She is widely regarded in the district as nothing more than a mouthpiece for Speaker Ryan's talking points and has refused to hold any town hall meetings this year.
We in New York's North Country are working class farmers, tradesmen, conservationists, educators, and, yes, single parents struggling to pull ourselves up. We represent the best in the potential of rural America. We are long overdue for true representation in Washington.
We invite you to come out to grab a drink and plot the future with Katie this Thursday September 28th from 6-9PM at female owned & operated Republic Restoratives. Enjoy 20% off your tab all night with a $25 donation (cash/check/webpay)!