August 14, 2019 Press, Press Release


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 supported raising the retirement age for Social Security but when pressed by the media for details Stefanik refused to answer
  • In 2018 Stefanik voted to cut Social Security by $2.6T, $308 billion in the first year.   

“Elise Stefanik’s votes show us exactly who she is working for,” said healthcare advocate Tedra Cobb. “Rather than protecting the earned benefits of our seniors and most vulnerable, Stefanik chooses to side with her corporate donors and their profit margins. Unlike Stefanik, I believe that we need to safeguard Social Security for future generations and protect the ability for workers to retire with dignity. I will never take a dime from corporate PACs or big Wall Street banks, and I’ll never support any cuts to or the privatization of Social Security. We deserve a representative in Washington who will put the interests of the 170,000 people who rely on Social Security ahead of those of her corporate donors.”


Tedra Cobb is a 30 year resident of Northern New York and has spent her life working in her community to connect people with the healthcare they need and to increase transparency and accountability in government. Tedra is a resident of Canton, a small business owner, a former volunteer firefighter and served two terms on the St. Lawrence County Legislature. 

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