Team Castelli Weekly Newsletter - August 5, 2022

Government and Politics

August 8, 2022

Last weekend Matt spoke at the Washington County Democratic Committee Annual Picnic, attended the Upstate NY Wounded Vet Run in Brunswick, and knocked doors in Herkimer County with Mohawk Valley Indivisible. 

This week Team Castelli kicked off our town hall series with our first Town Hall in Otsego County. Unlike Congresswoman Stefanik, Matt Castelli will always show up to listen and discuss questions that matter most to you and your family. We'll be doing in-person town halls in all 15 counties of NY-21 between now and election day - keep an eye on our newsletter and social media to find out where we will be next!

Calling All Team Castelli Supporters, the Campaign Needs Your Help!

As you all know, the Castelli campaign, unlike like Elise Stefanik, is a grassroots campaign that depends on members of our community to flip NY-21 blue! This means we're all hands on deck and we need your help:

We need help phonebanking to make sure people know about the upcoming primary. With early voting starting next weekend - now is the time to get involved with calling your neighbors and friends to turn out the vote! Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/castelliforcongress/event/483135/

We are currently looking for supporter housing for full time campaign staff in the District. Specifically, we are looking for supporter housing in Clinton County. However, if you can't house campaign staff, please consider letting us use your backyard for a canvass launch. In addition, we are looking for a printer and paper donation. Please contact Nora Matti, our Deputy Field Director at field@castelliforcongress.com if you are able to help! 

And help us in spreading the word about Castelli and our upcoming primary on August 23rd by following our social media accounts!  


Upcoming Town Hall


Upcoming Rally & Canvass Launch with Pat Ryan


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 solutions for elder and child care, the failure & eventual passage of the PACT Act, and reducing prescription drug prices.

In the Press

August 2, 2022, CNN New Day
On Tuesday, Matt was on CNN New Day to discuss the successful counterterrorism operation that killed Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. 
Watch here: 

August 2022, Peter Morley, Patient Advocate
For Healthcare Month, Matt sat down with Patient Advocate Peter Morley about his work helping veterans and vulnerable seniors access care.
Watch the full discussion here: 

August 1, 2022, Emily Russell "NY21: Castelli says he's the moderate Democrat to defeat Stefanik
Stefanik has also gained notoriety and power since the last election. She’s now the third-ranking Republican in the house. But Castelli says he sees a path forward for his campaign.

“I’ve been sitting with Republicans, talking with Republicans. We’re doing that right now and they’re coming on board to our campaign because they’re interested in our message which is: let’s push back against this divisiveness, let’s push back against the extremism that we’re seeing, and return to the middle.”

Looking Ahead

With only 96 days until Election Day in November and only 19 until the August 23rd Primary there is no time to waste. Get involved today by reaching out to field@castelliforcongress.com

Join us in our weekly phone banking, making sure people know about the upcoming August 23rd primary. Sign up here!

If you are looking for information about early voting locations & times, please check out: https://www.castelliforcongress.com/vote

See you out on the trail!

Team Castelli