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Congresswoman Grace Meng
to Visit SBU on 10/10/18 at 7 PM
to Promote Voter Registration and
Support Perry Gershon for Congress

 

 
 

 

Congresswoman Grace Meng, far left, with the 2014 President of the Stony Brook Student Nurses' Association Emily Cheng, and her parents. Meng was presenting the CANA Scholarship Award to Cheng. 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

 

 

GLS - HDV Center Roosevelt Quad

10/10/18 at 7 PM
 

 

Why Perry Gershon
is the best choice.

Loida Nicholas Lewis' Endorsement

 


Who is Perry Gershon?

Like most Americans, for many years Perry Gershon was absent from politics except for voting. Just before college he worked on Teddy Kennedy's Presidential campaign, and four years later on Gary Hart's, but after graduation from Yale he went on with his life - med school, UC Berkeley MBA, building a career and a family.

Sometimes it takes a radical change in what most consider "the norm" for everyone to realize they need to do more than show up at their polling place on Election Day. For Perry, that realization came during the summer of 2016. He was in Washington, DC visiting the Holocaust Museum with his son, Logan. As he looked at the exhibit of 1930's Germany, he was struck by how similar it was to the things he was hearing and seeing at Trump rallies - the racism, the vilification of the press, the targeting of "others".   

Then Donald Trump became President-elect.
Trump's election was Perry's "call to arms". He believed that he could not sit idly by as our democratic ideals and principles were denigrated. As a successful businessman, he was able to take stock of his place in life and wanted to make a difference. He resigned as a partner in his business to run for office, a suggestion made at a fundraiser by Kirsten Gillibrand.

Gershon's childhood hero was Bobby Kennedy, and he tried to get Teddy Kennedy elected. He views himself in that Kennedy 'Camelot' mold. He is the classic American Dream poster child. He did not inherit his wealth. He's smart and ethical and created a commercial real estate finance business that helped other businesses stay afloat and kept people employed. He wants to bring his ability to bring people together to Washington to help bring America together.

He gave up his career for two other important reasons that are extremely vital in this election. He knew he could use his own resources to challenge the dark money that Zeldin will get from Mercer and the gun lobby. And he is letting voters know that when he is in office, having his own resources means he won't be beholden to any lobbyists and PAC donors. His only loyalty will be to the people who live in his District - his constituents.  

Perry Gershon views this election as the most important in America's history. "Donald Trump represents the existential threat on American values. If the Democrats don't take back the House, he's going to declare victory, and then God only knows what's going to happen after that. It won't be more of the same, it will be worse."

Below are links to hear Perry and his positions on many issues, produced by the campaign and others.

While New York is a blue state (solidly Democratic) - Suffolk County is a swing part of it. So if everyone who really cares about where our country is headed goes to the polls on November 6th - remember that "all politics is local" - Perry Gershon will be our next Member of Congress. Do your part to make sure he is!

 


Perry Gershon : Facebook Page

 


Perry Gershon : Official Website

 


TASC: Taking Action Suffolk County Video on Healthcare

 


TASC: The Bear in the Woods
Russia's Involvement in America's Elections

 


What are the election figures behind Trump's win?

Most Americans believed that with his racist, misogynistic history and wildly exaggerated claims, Trump would never win over the hearts and minds of most Americans. And in reality, he didn't. The popular vote - i.e. the majority of Americans - voted for Hillary Clinton. But with the archaic system the U.S. uses to choose its President - Trump won the Electoral College by winning in swing states.

Sadly too, only a bare majority of eligible voters, 55.4%, even voted. The other 44.6% didn't - either out of apathy or the now well documented voter suppression. (Even Brooklyn was fined for illegally removing 117,000 mostly low income, people of color, millennial voters from the rolls, never mind what red states like Wisconsin did.) Only about 27% of American voters actively chose Trump, yet his tweets embarrass us daily and the rest if the world views his access to the nuclear codes with alarm.

 

 

The Bottom Line

If CD-1 Democrats, independents, and even moderate Republicans who are horrified at the turn our country has taken, all come out in unprecedented numbers to vote and elect Perry Gershon on November 6th, the dark Mercer money trying to keep CD-1 in Lee Zeldin's hands will not be enough. Good will triumph over the racism and misogyny that Trump's puppet, Lee Zeldin, endorses. 

 

Vote on Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Vote for Perry Gershon
Vote for progressive change!

 

 

 

STEM Researchers Endorsement of Perry Gershon
During Primary 2018

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

   
   

 

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