To the editor:

If you look around the world far and near, it is obvious that we are in trouble and need to change course. Leadership has never been more important than during the Global Health Crisis of COVID19.

Dysfunction and incompetence in the Trump administration’s preparedness and response to the crisis have caused mass suffering as well as economic devastation. Lack of health care for many is appalling. It is urgent that we elect a new president in November 2020 who will lead, protect and unite our country. Joe Biden will do that.

We also need to replace Northern New York’s current Congressional representative, Elise Stefanik. She is not working for the residents of the North Country, as she is busy climbing the national political ladder. While accepting large donations from big pharma and the health care industry, she has voted multiple times to cut Medicare and Social Security and voted against protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions. We deserve better.

Happily, we are not powerless. Vote for Tedra Cobb for Congress in November 2020. Tedra, recently endorsed by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, lives in the North Country and has worked for years to expand health care availability. She is smart, hard-working, honest and accessible.

Improve the well-being of the citizens of NY-21 by electing a representative who really cares about this part of the world and will be a leader we can have confidence in.

Margie Gallagher

Lake Placid

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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