We all know that when what we are doing isn’t working, we need to try something new. We have a generation in this country who have never seen a functional federal government. Over the past couple of decades, we have watched the Republican party become more and more radical and untethered from their constituents and even reality. We simply cannot trust them to make progress on the issues we care about here in New York, we can’t trust them to do much of anything at all. The morning after the last election I knew we needed to start the work to take this district back. This race is going to be about beating Mike Lawler and that is what I am working to do.
I’m doing this because I believe in us. We can make it better, but it won’t be easy. And that means we need to elect people who will protect New Yorkers and the rest of this country from hate being legislated by gerrymandered supermajorities in other states. People who, when faced with tragedy, will roll up their sleeves, not throw up their hands. People who will protect public education, not ban books. People who will protect the rights of women, not strip us of healthcare and autonomy. People who will work to help the most vulnerable among us, not vilify them. People who will protect our natural resources and encourage innovation. People who will work to solve problems, not perpetuate them for political gain. People who will invest in the future. People who understand that governing is not social media feuds and performance art. People who will tell us the truth, not just what we want to hear.
We can do this. We can do big things. We’re New Yorkers.