July 1, 2020 Post

RACIAL JUSTICE RESOURCES

Name County City/Region Website Black Lives Matter We Have a Voice Clinton Plattsburgh https://www.facebook.com/groups/966221277164138 NAACP Branch #2150 Warren Glen Falls https://www.nysnaacp.org/branches Wake the North Country Adirondacks https://www.wakethenorthcountry.com Social Justice Initiative of Unitarian Universalist Church St. Lawrence Canton http://www.uucantonny.org/social-justice/ All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church Jefferson Watertown https://www.allsoulsuu.org/social-justice Adirondack Diversity Initiative Franklin/Essex Saranac Lake https://www.diversityadk.org No Justice, No Peace Clinton Plattsburgh https://www.facebook.com/events/trinity-park/no-justice-no-peace-walk-for-change/3701349219903009/ North Country NY SURJ Essex Lake Placid https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org New York Campaign for Alternatives of Isolated Confinement (CAIC) New York State https://nycaic.org/statement-of-principles/ Trans Rights are Human Rights Protest Clinton Plattsburgh https://www.facebook.com/events/540422639970249/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22search_results%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22search%22%7D]%7D Noteworthy Resources Albany https://www.nwralbany.org/about Albany Social Justice Center Albany https://albanysjc.org/?fbclid=IwAR2tg6hI_yj15sbftGkPP_-LZMlFVF5jEQV-T1NdXLq2pindpfcoLiIFGYM New York Civil Liberties Union Albany https://www.nyclu.org/en/chapters/capital-region Center for Law and Justice Albany http://www.cflj.org MLK Saratoga Community Project Saratoga https://www.mlksaratoga.org …

June 30, 2020 Uncategorized

STEFANIK NOT SHOWING UP FOR WORK; REFUSES TO STAND UP FOR OUR TROOPS AFTER INTELLIGENCE REPORTS OF RUSSIAN BOUNTY

STEFANIK NOT SHOWING UP FOR WORK; REFUSES TO STAND UP FOR OUR TROOPS AFTER INTELLIGENCE REPORTS OF RUSSIAN BOUNTY  CANTON—On Friday, the New York Times reported that Russia paid the Taliban bounties to kill US and allied soldiers in Afghanistan. Since the initial reporting by The Times, The Washington Post and Republican lawmakers have confirmed the existence of this intelligence dating back to early 2019. Multiple intelligence sources confirm that this information was included in the president’s daily briefing book in February of this year. Meanwhile, Republican lawmakers, including Cong. Elise Stefanik refused to attend House Intelligence Committee briefings for months. “This is an incredibly important matter of national security,” said Cobb. “Not only is Elise Stefanik absent from the …

June 25, 2020 Uncategorized

New York STATE NURSES ENDORSES Tedra Cobb

NEW YORK STATE NURSES ASSOCIATION ENDORSES TEDRA COBB CANTON—Healthcare advocate, former St. Lawrence County Legislator, and Congressional candidate Tedra Cobb has secured the endorsement of The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA). With over 42,000 members, NYSNA is New York’s largest union and professional association for nurses. “I am proud to have received the endorsement of NYSNA and look forward to representing their members in Congress,” said Cobb. “I have spent 30 years in this community fighting for access to quality, affordable healthcare. Meanwhile, in Washington, Elise Stefanik has spent her career voting repeatedly to kick 64,000 Northern New Yorkers off their insurance, to raise the cost of prescription drugs, and to gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions. NYSNA …

June 9, 2020 Uncategorized

FORMER NY-21 CONGRESSMAN WILLIAM OWENS ENDORSES TEDRA COBB

FMR NY-21 CONGRESSMAN BILL OWENS ENDORSES TEDRA COBB  PLATTSBURGH—Former NY-21 Congressman, J.A.G. Officer, and Veteran, William Owens (D-Plattsburgh), endorses Tedra Cobb for Congress.  “I am pleased to announce my endorsement of Tedra Cobb in the November election to the House of Representatives from New York’s 21st Congressional District. As the former Democratic Member of Congress in NY-21, I know how important it is to elect someone who understands the issues facing our communities and who has a proven record of working across the aisle to get things done.  When the North Country votes this November they have a clear choice: Elise Stefanik who has become Party focused ignoring the concerns of a large portion of her constituents or they can …

June 3, 2020 Uncategorized

STATEMENT FROM CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE TEDRA COBB ON THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE 10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION TO POLICE AMERICAN CITIES

CANTON—FMR. NYS corrections counselor, healthcare advocate and Democratic Congressional candidate Tedra Cobb joins with NY-21 Veterans in condemnation of the use of 10th Mountain Division soldiers, or any members of the US military to police the streets of American cities. Today, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Fmr. Deputy Under Secretary James Miller each issued statements opposing the president’s dangerous choice to invoke the Insurrection Act.   “Policing American streets isn’t the job these brave men and women signed up to do. This isn’t the service they want to render for this country,” said Cobb. “The 10th Mountain division is the most deployed division in the Army, they fight everyday to secure our freedoms and they are uniquely qualified to carry out …

May 19, 2020 Press, Press Release

NEW ROUND OF ENDORSEMENTS NETS NATIONAL SUPPORT FOR COBB CAMPAIGN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: press@tedracobb.com Canton —Former volunteer firefighter, healthcare advocate, and Congressional candidate Tedra Cobb secures the endorsement of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.  NY-21 has the highest senior citizen population of any Congressional district in New York State. Despite the 170,000 people who rely on Social Security and Medicare, Cong. Stefanik has voted to cut hundreds of billions from both programs. Stefanik’s record  on Social Security: Cong. Stefanik’s attempts to destroy Social Security started before her time in Congress; in 2012 she supported privatizing the program.  Stefanik has accepted over $600,000 of corporate PAC money to her campaign from the financial industry. These corporations, who ravaged the economy in 2008, are the same ones …

May 4, 2020 Press, Press Release

TEAM TEDRA BREAKS RECORDS WITH HUGE VOTER CONTACT NUMBERS IN SPRING

TEAM TEDRA BREAKS RECORDS WITH HUGE VOTER CONTACT NUMBERS IN SPRING FIRST DAY OF ACTION NETS 30,000 PHONE CALLS CANTON—Congressional candidate Tedra Cobb shatters voter contact goals making upwards of 130,000 voter calls in the past month. With an additional 5,000 senior check-in calls. TEAM TEDRA BY THE NUMBERS: 130,000 phone calls made to swing voters in 30 days  5,000 senior check-in calls in 30 days 233 individual volunteers dialing from 22 states  38 interns recruited from 13 Universities and 9 high school campuses Launched a resource website to ensure NY-21 residents have the information they need.  Hosted a live informational Zoom call with Dr. Adam Jarrett, the former director of Claxton Hepburn. “After connecting with thousands of Northern New …

April 7, 2020 Uncategorized

COVID-19 Resources

Clinton Clinton County COVID-19 Information  — https://www.clintoncountygov.com/covid-19  Dept of Social Services —  518-565-3300   Office for the Aging — 518-565-4620 Dept of Public Health — 518-565-4840 | (after hours) 518-565-3270 Dept. of Mental Health — 518-565-4060  Clinton County Chamber of Commerce — https://www.facebook.com/clintonnychamber/ Ausable Valley Central School District meal distribution — 518-834-2805; lunch@avcsk12.org Peru Central School District meal distribution — 518-643-6026; jkerr@perucsd.org Behavioral Health Services North, Inc. — 518-563-2000 Catholic Charities — 518-300-0272 Champlain Valley Family Center — 518-561-8480 Child Care Coordinating Council — 518-561-4999 CVPH — 518-561-2000 Interfaith Food Shelf — 518-562-3663 JCEO — 518-561-6310  National Alliance on Mental Illness-CV — 518-561-2685 Red Cross — 518-561-7280 Salvation Army —  518-561-2951 Domestic Violence Hotline Statewide–1-800-942-6906 Essex Essex County COVID-19 Information — …

February 14, 2020 Uncategorized

STEFANIK KEEPS STEVE WYNN CASH COMPARES HASHTAG TO SEXUAL ASSAULT

CANTON—Congressional Candidate Tedra Cobb yesterday, called on Cong. Elise Stefanik to return contributions from casino mogul Steve Wynn, who is accused of multiple egregious acts of sexual assault and harassment. Instead of returning the funds like many other prominent Republicans, Stefanik doubled down, comparing sexual assault to a mean Twitter hashtag. These allegations were first reported by the Wall Street Journal and caused the Nevada Gaming Control Board to launch an investigation and the RNC to force Wynn to resign as Finance Chair. Wynn’s own shareholders have filed lawsuits because of his horrific actions.  “Stefanik is comparing being called a mean name on Twitter – an act which we immediately denounced – to disturbing, serious and credible accusations of rape, …

January 23, 2020 Uncategorized

PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKES STEFANIK’S LEAD ON MEDICARE

PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKES STEFANIK’S LEAD ON MEDICARE CUTS Canton —This week President Trump announced he is willing to cut earned-benefit programs like Medicare, taking the lead from Elise Stefanik who has repeatedly supported cutting the program by hundreds of billions. In her 2014 campaign, Elise Stefanik claimed she would “protect and preserve” the program. When pressed for details, Stefanik famously walked off camera. Since then, Stefanik has voted for hundreds of billions in cuts, to raise the retirement age, and to turn Medicare into a voucher system, all the while taking money from those in the health care industry who would benefit most. Stefanik on Medicare: In 2012, she served as the chair for the Republican Platform Committee where she …

January 3, 2020 Issues
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Lowering Prescription Drug Prices

Tedra knows first hand that the high cost of prescription drugs is an issue far too many Northern New York families face. During her time on the St. Lawrence County Legislature Tedra led the fight to successfully lower the cost of prescription drugs for seniors.

December 11, 2019 Press, Press Release

NY-21 DEMOCRATIC CHAIRS ENDORSE TEDRA COBB

CANTON—Former volunteer firefighter and healthcare advocate, Tedra Cobb earns the endorsement of the 12- Democratic Party Chairs in New York’s 21st Congressional District.  “I am proud to have earned the support of the County Chairs,” said Cobb. “To fight for affordable healthcare, protect people with pre-existing conditions, and preserve Medicare and Social Security, we must elect new leadership. Cong. Stefanik has shown that these issues are not her priority. I look forward to working with the counties and their committees to build upon our momentum to win this seat in November.” ### Endorsement letter from County Chairs below: Date: November 25, 2019 Memo to: Cobb Campaign From: NY21 Democratic Chairs   Re: Tedra Cobb Democratic Congressional Candidate NY21   Tedra …

October 31, 2019 Press, Press Release

Statement on House Resolution

CANTON—”As I’ve said repeatedly, I support the inquiry and its goal in finding the facts in this grave matter of national security,” said Cobb. “This vote will bring further transparency to this incredibly important process. Unfortunately, instead of taking her constitutional duty seriously, Elise Stefanik is using this crisis to score political points, raise money and advance her career. She has repeatedly called for a vote to continue the inquiry and ensure an open and transparent process. Yet, when faced with the opportunity to do just that, she voted no. As a member of the Intelligence Committee, Elise Stefanik should do better. Her constituents deserve it.”

October 30, 2019 Press, Press Release

STEFANIK DONORS SETTLE LAWSUIT

STEFANIK DONOR SETTLES LAWSUIT FOR ROLE IN OPIOID CRISIS CANTON—Last week a group of top donors to Cong. Elise Stefanik’s campaign including Mckessson, Cardinal Health, and AmerisourceBergen, settled a $260M lawsuit for their role in the opioid addiction epidemic. The lawsuit brought by two Ohio counties claimed these pharmaceutical distributors and Stefanik donors played a role in the deaths of 400,000 people between 1997 and 2017. These pharma giants are just the latest to make headlines for their dangerous practices; In August, an Oklahoma judge ruled that Johnson & Johnson, an opioid maker, and contributor to Cong. Elise Stefanik recklessly marketed opioids to healthcare professionals. Lifetime, Stefanik has accepted over $50,000 from opioid manufacturers and distributors. “Families in Northern New …

October 16, 2019 Press, Press Release

Q3 FUNDRAISING BREAKDOWN

Q3 FUNDRAISING BREAKDOWN: STEFANIK RECEIVES HALF OF HER MONEY FROM POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES  CANTON—The most recent campaign finance reports show a clear distinction in values and priorities for Tedra Cobb and Elise Stefanik. While Cobb continues to raise the vast majority of her money from individuals who live in the district and has pledged not to accept corporate PAC contributions, Elise Stefanik continues to rely heavily on corporate PAC support to fund her reelection campaign. In fact, the Stefanik campaign actually has more PAC donors than individual donors in New York. Quarter 3 by the numbers: Cobb Stefanik $0 raised from corporate PAC’s $224,250 raised from PAC’s 1,184 in-district donors Fewer than 70 reported in district donors 1,621 donors from …

September 26, 2019 Uncategorized
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Statement on WhistleBlower Complaint

CANTON—“After today’s hearing, it is clear that we need a full investigation into the whistleblower complaint to understand the scope of the President’s and his Administration’s interactions with Ukraine,” said Cobb. “This is a constitutional crisis, and I applaud Republicans and Democrats who are taking their duty to the country seriously and making the Constitution and our national security their first priority. Unfortunately, Elise Stefanik, is not one of them. Congresswoman Stefanik’s responsibility, especially as a member of the Intelligence Committee, is to the law and to her constituents. But, instead of carefully looking at the facts, Stefanik is raising money off of this crisis and within minutes of seeing the whistleblower’s report, began repeating White House-approved talking points. Congresswoman …

August 27, 2019 Press, Press Release

STEFANIK CONTRIBUTOR ORDERED TO PAY $572 MILLION FOR ROLE IN OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Canton — Yesterday, an Oklahoma judge  ruled that Johnson & Johnson, an opioid maker, and contributor to Cong. Elise Stefanik, recklessly marketed opioids to healthcare professionals and ordered them to pay $572 Million. Stefanik has taken $45,500 from opioid manufacturers and distributors and has repeatedly voted their way. Just in May, she voted against combating opioid addiction. And she has voted dozens of times to gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions, including substance abuse disorders. Tedra Cobb, healthcare advocate and former volunteer firefighter, is calling on Rep. Stefanik to immediately return campaign funds from any company under investigation in the opioid crisis, including Johnson & Johnson. “Families in Northern New York are struggling to combat addiction and are desperate …

August 15, 2019 Press Release

STEFANIK CAMPAIGN LIES ABOUT BIPARTISAN RECORD ON PROGRAMS FOR SENIORS

Canton —On Thursday, Stefanik campaign spokesperson issued a misleading public statement about the Congresswoman’s record on programs for seniors. Despite the hundreds of thousands of people in NY-21 who rely on Social Security and Medicare to make ends meet, Stefanik supports privatizing Social Security to benefit her Wall Street donors and has also voted to voucherize Medicare and for trillions of dollars of cuts to both programs: On Social Security: Cong. Stefanik’s attempts to destroy Social Security started before her time in Congress; in 2012 she supported privatizing the program.  Stefanik has accepted over $600,000 of corporate PAC money to her campaign from the financial industry. These corporations, who ravaged the economy in 2008, are the same ones who would …

August 14, 2019 Press, Press Release

CONG. STEFANIK FAVORS WALL STREET DONORS OVER RETIREES

Canton —On the 84th anniversary of the passage of Social Security, Congressional candidate Tedra Cobb is promising to oppose any attempt to cut or privatize it, contrasting herself with Cong. Stefanik. Although over 170,000 people rely on Social Security in NY-21, Stefanik has voted to cut Social Security and supports privatizing it to benefit her Wall Street donors: Cong. Stefank’s attempts to destroy Social Security started before her time in Congress; in 2012 she supported privatizing the program.  Stefanik has accepted over $600,000 of corporate PAC money to her campaign from the financial industry. These corporations, who ravaged the economy in 2008, are the same ones who would benefit from the privatization of Social Security.    In her 2014 campaign, Stefanik …

July 30, 2019 Press, Press Release

ON ANNIVERSARY OF MEDICARE, COBB CAMPAIGN CALLS ON STEFANIK TO CLARIFY MEDICARE POSITION

Despite promising to “preserve and protect,” Congresswoman Stefanik has repeatedly  voted to dismantle program Canton —On the 54th anniversary of Medicare, Tedra Cobb’s campaign is calling on Cong. Stefanik to explain how she plans to “preserve and protect” Medicare while simultaneously voting to decimate it. In her 2014 campaign, Elise Stefanik claimed she would “preserve and protect” the program while also raising the retirement age. When pressed for details, Stefanik famously walked off camera. Since then, Stefanik has voted for trillions in cuts, to raise the retirement age, and to turn Medicare into a voucher system, all the while taking money from those in the health care industry who would benefit most: In 2015, Stefanik voted to turn Medicare into …

July 16, 2019 Press, Press Release

FUNDRAISING REPORT BREAKDOWN: STEFANIK AGAIN RELIES HEAVILY ON PACS

ACCEPTS CONTRIBUTION FROM PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY WHO EXPLOITED CANCER PATIENTS IN ILLEGAL MEDICARE KICKBACK SCHEME Canton — Cong. Stefanik gladly accepted a contribution from Amgen two months after the pharmaceutical giant paid a $125M settlement to the U.S. Dept. of Justice for creating an illegal Medicare kick-back scheme. “People are sick of the corruption in Washington,” said Cobb. “I have spent 30 years connecting people to quality, affordable healthcare and passing legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs for our seniors. Meanwhile Cong. Stefanik is willing to accept money from companies who exploit these same families. She continues her assault on healthcare by voting to end protections for those with preexisting conditions, kick 64,000 Northern New Yorkers off of their …

July 9, 2019 Press, Press Release

Stefanik’s Lawsuit to Gut Protections for Pre-existing conditions and Kick Tens of Thousands of Northern New Yorkers off of Their Health Care to be Heard in Court Today

Canton —Today a tax-payer funded lawsuit supported by Cong. Stefanik is being heard in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. If Stefanik has it her way and the suit is successful, it would gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions, raise the cost of prescription drugs and decimate the healthcare of tens of thousands of Northern New Yorkers. “The differences between us couldn’t be more clear. I have spent 30 years in this district helping connect people to quality, affordable healthcare, the same people Congresswoman Stefanik is trying to take it away from today,” said Cobb. “She has taken hundreds of thousands of dollars from the insurance and  pharmaceutical companies while voting their way to raise the cost of our …

June 24, 2019 Press, Press Release

CONG. STEFANIK AGAIN VOTES TO RIP HEALTHCARE AWAY FROM 64,000 NORTHERN NEW YORKERS

GUT PROTECTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS AND RAISE HEALTHCARE COSTS Canton —Last night Cong. Stefanik continued her assault on healthcare by voting to spend taxpayer dollars to fund a lawsuit that would strip tens of thousands of her constituents of their healthcare, eliminate protections for people with pre-existing conditions and raise healthcare costs for every Northern New Yorker. “Let me be clear, I don’t support spending taxpayer dollars to try to take healthcare away from families, said Cobb. “The differences between us couldn’t be more clear. I have spent 30 years in this district helping connect people with access to quality, affordable healthcare. Meanwhile Cong. Stefanik has taken hundreds of thousands of dollars from the insurance and pharmaceutical companies …

May 29, 2019 Press, Press Release

TEDRA COBB ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN TEAM FOR 2020

Tony Coppola, Campaign manager. Tony Coppola has spent more than a decade managing congressional, legislative, and municipal campaigns across the country, often in red districts. Before managing races, Tony spent the first few years of his career specializing in field and voter engagement. Most recently, he managed Ron DiNicola’s U.S. House race in Pennsylvania, taking a longshot race in a district that President Trump won by 20 points and helping to make it a red to blue target and one of the most competitive in the country. GBAO, polling.  Jason McGrath, Vice President at GBAO, specializes in providing polling and strategic advice to Democratic candidates. With nearly two decades of experience in Democratic politics, McGrath has helped elect leaders at …

April 15, 2019 Press, Press Release

TEDRA COBB ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN FOR NY-21

Canton —Tedra Cobb announced today that she is running to represent New York’s 21st District in Congress. “Northern New York deserves a representative who will put partisan politics aside and fight to reduce the cost of health care, protect our air and water, improve our infrastructure and economy, and reduce the influence of corporations and billionaires in Washington,” said Cobb.

Working for a Fair and Just America

Tedra’s commitment to social justice began in childhood and has continued throughout her careers in both the private and public sector. She is an active ally to the LGBTQ+ community.

Ally to the LGBTQ+ Community

Tedra’s commitment to social justice began in childhood and has continued throughout her careers in both the private and public sector. She is an active ally to the LGBTQ+ community.

Tackling the Opioid Addiction Problem

Tedra recognizes the need to abandon failed strategies of the “War on Drugs” and supports a range of effective approaches to turn the tide on this epidemic.

April 5, 2018 Issues
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Addressing Gun Violence

Gun violence can no longer be an issue elected officials are too squeamish to touch. If our representatives are so afraid of political consequences that they refuse to act, they have no business in Congress.

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