Team Castelli Weekly Newsletter - August 20, 2022

Government and Politics

August 22, 2022

From the Trail

The Castelli for Congress "Get Out the Vote" campaign officially launches today! We need your help to make sure that Matt Castelli wins the Democratic nomination giving us the best shot at defeating Elise Stefanik in November. Please make sure that you, your family, your friends, and your neighbors all have a plan to vote. If you are planning to vote in person on Tuesday, polls open at 6 AM and close at 9pm. You have the right to vote if you are in line at 9pm. 

This GOTV weekend Matt will be joining volunteers in Rensselaer, Montgomery, Clinton, and Warren counties to knock doors. If you are interested in knocking doors with Matt, please contact Nora Matti, our Deputy Field Director at [email protected]. She will be able to get you more information! In addition, feel free to reach out to her if you are outside of those counties to get involved in our Knock-Your-Neighbors program!

This last weekend, Matt led rallies and canvass launches with Pat Ryan (NY-19) and Congressman Bill Owens (NY-21). On Tuesday, Matt held his third town hall in St Lawerence County where he answered questions from attendees. You can watch the Town Hall here. 

Tuesday we will be hosting a Watch Party at Lawrence St Tavern in Glens Falls to watch the polls come in. We will be phonebanking on location starting at 7pm to make sure folks are in line by 9pm, then we will be at the location until the results are in. We hope to see you there!

Follow Matt on social media for more updates from the campaign trail!

A Call to Action

We are only 4 days from our very important primary on August 23. Many folks have asked what they can do to help in our fight against Elise Stefanik and right now we have a real opportunity to get engaged and turn out the vote. 

The Castelli Campaign is seeking volunteers to join us in phone banking shifts and calling likely voters. We host these virtually meaning you can make calls from your own home! Phonebanking Shifts:

August 21, 22, and 23.
5-8 pm on weekdays and 4-7 pm Sundays.
Sign Up Today! https://www.mobilize.us/castelliforcongress/event/483135/

Turning out the vote for the 23rd is the first proof point to show Stefanik just how fired up and ready to win the people of NY-21 are!

Help spread the word about Castelli and our upcoming primary on August 23rd. 

Social Media

We've been getting our message out on social media. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for the most up to date items from the campaign.

This week we focused on getting out the vote and holding Elise accountable.

In the Press

We've been getting our message out in the press as well:

August 19, 2022, ABC50 Now: Congressional candidates: Matt Castelli
“It’s making yourself available to listen to the top concerns of all constituents. Yes our service members outside places like Fort Drum. Yes, our agricultural industry, our farmers. The first step is actually showing up and listening to folks."

August 17, 2022, NY360: Democratic candidate for 21st Congressional District visits Massena
Nearly 40 people were on hand Tuesday when a candidate for New York’s 21st Congressional District held a town hall meeting at the Massena Community Center...

He said, unlike Ms. Stefanik, he’s making himself available to voters to share his message.

August 14, 2022, The Post Star: State teachers union endorses Castelli in NY-21 race
The state’s largest teachers union endorsed Democratic congressional candidate Matt Castelli on Thursday, bringing his campaign a boost in getting out the vote for the Aug. 23 primary.

Looking Ahead

Sign up for Matt Castelli's Watch Party here!

With only 4 days until Election Day in there is no time to waste. Join us in our ongoing phone banking - making sure people know about the upcoming August 23rd primary and turn out to vote. Sign up here! Or find out other ways to get involved today by reaching out to [email protected]