Written by Michelle Merrill in the Press-Republican on June 29, 2020

TO THE EDITOR: Elise Stefanik is dedicated to the men and women in the 21st District of New York. Her work exemplifies North Country values and proves that she is the right person to represent our community.

Rather than focusing on pleasing the Hollywood radicals like her opponent, Elise Stefanik is concentrated on creating effective policies that will best benefit our district. Elise has used her time in Congress to advocate for North Country values.

For example, Elise introduced a one-year extension of the Violence Against Women Act in order to continue crucial services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault while Congress works to reauthorize the act.

But her work doesn’t stop there. Elise introduced the first bipartisan, bicameral family leave bill that will allow parents of newborns or newly adopted children to take an advance from their child tax credit to cover critical services, like daycare and leave from work. These are just two examples of Elise’s dedication to creating a safe and healthy community for the men and women in our district.

This community deserves a representative that will advocate for the best policies for the North Country. Voting for Elise Stefanik is voting for a better and more safe community because she is a dedicated advocate for the needs of the 21st District of New York.

Michelle Merrill


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