Monday, May 23, 2011

NY-26: The Final Stretch For Kathy Hochul by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

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Yesterday, I was proud to campaign with our outstanding candidate in NY-26, Kathy Hochul. As Erie County Clerk, Kathy works hard every day to fight for the families of Erie County, put people back to work and make sure small businesses thrive.

It was appropriate that we held the rally in the United Auto Workers Union Hall in Amherst, surrounded by our great friends in Labor. As you know, this election is not just a choice between candidates or parties, it is a choice between visions for the future of our country. And the choice couldn't be clearer.

This election is about protecting and saving the middle class. It's about fighting for working people who are struggling versus millionaires and billionaires who are doing just fine. And it's about making sure our seniors aren't left out in the cold by a radical budget plan that will end Medicare as we know it and increase costs to all seniors.

According to a new Congressional study, the average New York senior will see out of pocket costs rise by $6500/year under the Republican budget plan. This is unacceptable and it is up to us as Democrats to fight this at every turn.

And our first opportunity to do that is on Tuesday.

Let's send Kathy Hochul to Congress to send a message to Republicans and the whole country that ordinary Americans are not going to stand for this extremist budget that hurts working people and seeks to dismantle the safety net designed to protect the most vulnerable among us.

The election is just 2 days away and we need all the calls and all the boots on the ground to put Kathy over the top.

You can make calls from home for Kathy here and if you're in the area, please sign up to be a volunteer for Kathy's campaign. If you want to travel to the district, you can contact or (716) 861-6881.

Thanks for all you're doing to send Kathy Hochul to Congress. I can't tell you how important it will be to have her as a partner in Washington to protect Medicare for our seniors, fight for the middle class and put New Yorkers back to work