New York is the birth place of the American Dream. These days, however, it feels like it’s become just that— a dream. The economy is strained, and the working class is feeling the brunt of it, with rising costs of living and stagnant wages. The Hudson Valley Seniors of Congressional District 19 in New York benefitted from a better regional economy; one that they hope to see this country restored to. That is why they fully stand behind Antonio Delgado, democratic candidate for congress.
Delgado was born and raised in New York with a fundamental understanding of how the community here works and what the infrastructure requires. He is pushing for banks to invest in small business and to relent on the regulations that strangle them while big corporations thrive and benefit from loopholes. These new policies would raise the minimum wage, offer support to local business and worker unions. All of these things might seem like they’re going to put a stress on tax-payers who would foot the bill, but Delgado has a strong redistribution plan. Special interest groups and the super wealthy receive the largest tax breaks, while the middle and working class are funding them. Antonio Delgado will work to relieve the tax burden on the working American people and come down on large corporations that pay the least and often do their work overseas.
A strong infrastructure and economy cannot exist without a basis of education for everyone, something that Delgado is fighting for. He will reinvest in trade and vocational schools, as well as apprenticeship programs, allowing for middle class families alternative options to college that will lead to successful and meaningful careers. A well trained working class in good paying jobs will lead to professionals that excel in their trade and can provide for their families.
Let us return New York, and this country, to a place where everyone has the opportunity to prosper. Where people aren’t forced to work two and three jobs just to provide for themselves and their loved ones. With Antonio Delgado in congress for District 19, New York will have a leader that is fighting for them and continuing to make it a great state with great promise for everyone living there.