I could not be happier with this debate hosted by the news division of WAMC public radio in the Hudson Valley, and WNYT NewsChannel 13 and broadcast throughout the entire 19th Congressional District.
I’m lower working class — you know, the class so thoroughly abandoned by the Clinton-Goldman Sachs Democrats 26 years ago that most of it voted for Trump. Like most people in my class, my pay has not increased since 2000, including during the years Democrats were running both houses of the federal legislature, and the Presidency, including the two years of a filibuster-proof Senate majority.
Delgado claims that just that limited act, only to transition our electrical power generation to renewables over the course of 17 years, is too rapid and therefore disruptive to people whose jobs are in fossil fuels. The IPCC says there are only 12 years left before major disruption becomes the norm, and 120,000 Californians are in the dark, with their food spoiling and their revenues closed down, right now, while fires that started 3 months ago still rage. But Antonio Delgado, who took a leave of absence from his $330,000 per year job with the world’s largest fossil fuel industry lobby, Akin, Gump, to move here to run for Congress as a Democrat, thinks 17 years is too disruptive a timeline for the fossil fuel industry.
This is selected cuts from the NY-19 Congressional Debate, hosted by the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce.
Greenfield is the only candidate in the district with experience in both elected and appointed positions in public office. He has experience with numerous aspects of the public sector, including implementing public policies and orchestrating public contracts.