The humankind has gone through some dark periods, and the United States has had its share of difficult times. The Hudson Valley Seniors endured their share of hardships, including tales of survival during the lean days that followed World War II. However, the United States has been fortunate to have remarkable leaders who realized that the health of the nation overshadowed all other considerations. Driven by the conviction that hunger is unacceptable in modern society, they made sure the country’s massive farm resources were used to the benefit of all Americans through food programs that reached even the remotest corners of the land. The modern way of life has taken its toll on the health of Americans, making it all the more important that national leaders prioritize the supply of affordable quality food, thus eliminating the cause of many diseases and reducing the burden of healthcare expenses. The Hudson Valley Seniors declare that the Democratic Congressional Candidate Antonio Delgado is the person who will work tirelessly to make this happen.
Historically, many US leaders set out to combat hunger by providing nourishment to the most vulnerable members of society. President Franklin D. Roosevelt started a school lunch program that also helped farmers market their crops. In the early 1960s, President Lyndon Johnson and Senator Robert F. Kennedy of New York exposed hunger in the Appalachian Mountains and in poor communities throughout the country, which led to a massive expansion of food programs. Within a decade, the United States had food stamps introduced, as well as various programs for school children and would-be or new mothers. These initiatives proved of benefit both to US farmers and citizens in need of food aid, but recent political decisions threaten to undermine this symbiotic relationship and impede efforts to improve the nation’s health, according to the Hudson Valley Seniors.
Wholesome and abundant food is essential for eradicating diseases such as diabetes and obesity, which are taxing the healthcare system and hurting the productivity of the country. Even if a government needs to save taxpayer dollars, it should not do it at the expense of health and well-being. Antonio Delgado believes that America has the means to make hunger a dark memory by using its incredible farm resources. He is a proponent of encouraging good farming and expanding food assistance programs while also educating people about good nutrition habits. As the most productive agricultural economy in the world, the United States can easily eliminate hunger and provide its citizens with good food as long as its leaders have the will to support this cause.
The Hudson Valley Seniors are a collective of war veterans and Baby Boomers who believe that past experiences should serve as lessons to the new generations. These residents of the 19th Congressional District of New York State live by the values Americans cherish and want their great country to have worthy leaders. Driven by patriotism and a strong sense of social justice, the seniors actively campaigns for Democratic Congressional Candidate Antonio Delgado, using social media and their website to get fellow Hudson Valley residents to vote and help build a better future for the country.