In case you’ve been unplugged from local media lately, Congressman Antonio Delgado has been showing up all over the district to hear from constituents.  In just the past few days he’s met with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, Wyomanock Center for Sustainable Living, Stephentown residents, Raymertown Fire Department, the Greene County Honor-A-Vet program in Catskill, and he just held his veterans Resource Fair in Hudson. Next Tuesday he’ll be holding a town hall in the Ulster County town of Glasco.

He’s also met with a ton of area delegations in his office, including the NY Rural Letter Carriers Association, a farming delegation from Delhi, Bloomville and Hamden, the Ulster YMCA Youth Build group, leaders from the Kingston City School District, leaders from Hudson Riverkeeper, and many more–just in the past ten days.

He’s also been working hard in Congress, helping to launch the House Task Force on Rural Broadband and co-sponsoring bills, including the PFAS Right-To-Know Act (to mandate toxic disclosure for certain chemicals), the Family Farmer Relief Act, the Medicare-X Choice Act, and the Clear Act.

I would challenge any other district to show us a harder working member of Congress than Delgado.  He’s taken to his role like a natural and has completely eclipsed the mediocre performance of his predecessor.  He’s constantly on the move, listening to the residents of our district–as he promised from the campaign trail–and reflecting their concerns in the legislative arena.  Most of the policies that our residents support, and that Delgado has embraced, will be passed in the House of Representatives but will likely die in the Senate, because Mitch McConnell and the Republicans don’t give a damn about anyone but the wealthy CEOs who fund their re-elections.  But Delgado has proven to our residents that he’s working hard to be their voice and their servant in Washington.

Rep Delgado has built an excellent track record of effort and accomplishment during his short time in Washington, and he’ll need it to fend off whoever the RNC decides to run against him next year.  NY-19 is a priority district for the GOP because it’s still considered a purple Trump district, and they’ll be spending a lot of money, so it’s up to us to hand them a bitter defeat when we help Delgado get re-elected…and hopefully send Trump back to his gold-and-plastic tower on Fifth Avenue.

So keep resisting and keep working hard to “vote Trump’s ass out of office.”

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