Letter To The Editor: Democratic Primary on Tuesday

To the Editor:

 

There is a crucial Democratic Primary on Tuesday, June 28, and I urge all Democrats in the 19th Congressional District to go to the polls in support of an outstanding candidate:  Zephyr Teachout.

 

Teachout, who challenged Governor Cuomo in last year’s, primary, is largely credited with pressuring the governor to ban fracking in New York State.  

 

She is a progressive reformer with a national reputation for organizing and getting things done.  She speaks nation-wide on the subject of corruption in government. She will fight in Congress for meaningful action in such fields as public education, renewable energy, small business owners, and the working poor.  She believes that every person deserves respect and a chance to be heard.

 

Teachout lives in Dutchess County and teaches at Fordham Law School

 

The 19th CD has been considered a “safe seat” for Republicans, and they will spend thousands of dollars to keep it that way.  Zephyr Teachout has the skills, experience, and passion to meet the opposition face to face and triumph.  Let’s’ help her do it.

 

Clare Brandt

Rhinebeck