Team Castelli Weekly Newsletter - October 2, 2022

Government and Politics

October 3, 2022

From the Trail

Team Castelli continues to criss-cross NY-21! Last weekend Matt attended the Adirondack Balloon Festival and the Cherry Valley Kite Festival. He then attended a Washington County roundtable discussion, where he met with voters discussing kitchen table issues affecting NY-21, including economic security, healthcare, and the environment.

Team Castelli Town Halls are continuing. This week Matt hosted a standing-room-only Town Hall in Fulton County, where he answered questions from the over 100 attendees. You can check out all of our town halls on the Castelli for Congress YouTube here.

With early voting beginning October 29th, we are officially entering the final weeks of this campaign and we need your help to continue to spread our message. Sign up to phone bank today! Getting out the message about Matt is how we will win!

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 Stefanik refusing to debate Matt Castelli, and her recent detrimental votes.

In the Press

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

September 26, 2022Upstate Politics, Castelli: Stefanik debate silence shows she’s ‘dodging questions’
Matt Castelli, the Democrat looking to unseat long-term GOP incumbent Elise Stefanik, is hoping shame might bring the number-three Republican to the debate stage.
“Elise Stefanik’s refusal to debate is another example of her growing contempt for the voters of NY-21, and her fear of being held accountable for selling out our district for her own career and big dollar donors,” Castelli said in a statement Monday.
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September 27, 2022, Spectrum News 1, Stefanik's opponent Matt Castelli stresses moderate campaign in NY-21 race

Former CIA officer Matt Castelli, a Democrat campaigning for the 21st Congressional District seat, says his middle-of-the-road platform would bring much-needed change in the North Country.

After months of campaigning across the newly drawn Northern New York district spanning 15 counties, the political newcomer hopes he's gaining ground in a Republican stronghold. 

"Our country is on the wrong track," he said. "People are tired of the divisiveness, they're tired of the extremes, they're looking for a moderate — someone who can bring us together and get things done."

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September 27, 2022WCAX, Campaign Countdown: NY Congressional District 21
With a little over a month away from the general election, the race for New York’s 21st Congressional District has become the main event, with Democrat Matt Castelli attempting to unseat Republican Elise Stefanik.
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September 27, 2022Daily Sentinel, Castelli receives support from four unions
Congressional Candidate Matt Castelli has been endorsed by four additional unions, joining NYSUT, UAW and IBEW in their support for the NY-21 candidate. New York State AFL-CIO with 3000 affiliated unions and 2.5 million members, CSEA Local 1000, representing over 300,000 active and retired public and private sector employees in New York State; PEF, representing more than 23,000 state government workers; and SEIU 1199 representing over 23,000 people working in the care economy in Upstate New York.
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September 29, 2022, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Stefanik lambasts Indigenous People’s Day bill; Tribe reacts
A proposal to change the state holiday of Columbus Day and rename it “Indigenous People’s Day” is gaining steam after getting Democratic sponsors for a bill in both the state Assembly and Senate, and one regional politician is lobbying against the action.
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September 29, 2022, My Champlain Valley, Union: Ray Brook staffing issue has not improved

After putting up a sign warning of a dangerously understaffed prison in Ray Brook, the American Federation of Government Employees union was told by the Town of North Elba law enforcement that they needed to take the sign down.

Now, the sign is being temporarily hung up at Kate Mountain Park in Vermontville, but Union President Darrell Pilon isn’t giving up yet. “The Bureau of Prisons has to act now, they can’t just keep sweeping it under the rug.”

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Looking Ahead

With only 36 days until Election Day in November there is no time to waste. Get involved today by reaching out to field@castelliforcongress.com

Join us for phonebanking and canvassing – find an event near you or join us remotely! Click Here.

The Castelli team is working hard to get yard signs into folks hands. A new shipment is arriving soon! Please feel free to contact field@castelliforcongress.com to request yours!
We’ll see you out on the trail!

Team Castelli