One of the first "Witness" shows we did, way back in January, was a fundraiser for Liuba Grechen Shirley, who is running for US Congress in NY District 2 on Long Island. I am thrilled that Liuba won her primary in June!
She is now going to face notorious incumbent Republican Peter King in the general election. Peter King voted against the ACA and to defund Planned Parenthood. He has a terrible record on LGBT issues. He has been in Congress for 25 years and hasn't had a real challenger in a long, long time. Time for a change.
Liuba is an amazing woman. She is a mother of two, community organizer, advocate for immigrants, and leader for women’s rights. She has the endorsement of Emily's List, N.O.W., Indivisible, and UAW. Bonus: Rosie O'Donnell and Alec Baldwin are big fans! Liuba won a groundbreaking case recently when she petitioned the FEC (Federal Election Commission) to allow her to use campaign funds for childcare costs. Guess who wrote a letter on her behalf to the FEC backing her case? Hillary Clinton! Childcare is a real and necessary campaign expense for parents running for office and it's going to be a little easier now thanks to Liuba. Here's Liuba on CNN talking about the landmark decision.
Starting on Labor Day, I will be walking 26 miles across Long Island, south to north, starting at Liuba's campaign office in Amityville and going all the way to Cold Spring Harbor via the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt. Donations go straight to Liuba's campaign as soon as you make them, so giving now is best! Candidates can always use the money sooner rather than later.
Donate $26 ($1 per mile): https://secure.actblue.com/donate/pronsky.
Or, if you're feeling extra generous, how 'bout:
$52 ($2 per mile), $130 ($5 per mile), or $260 ($10 per mile)?
Read more about Liuba and her positions here: liubaforcongress.com.