Author Archives: pystew

About pystew

Retired Teacher, political science geek, village trustee. I lean a little left, but like a good political discussion. My blog, the New NY 23rd (http://newny23rd) is about discussing the issues facing the people of our new congressional district. Let's hear all sides of the issues, not just what the candidates want us to hear.

Attention All Men of the NY 23rd

 This article was written by Cath Kestler of  Silver Creek, NY. It is published with the permission of the author. “Attention all men of the NY 23rd district the upcoming election at the Federal level will be a referendum not only … Continue reading

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“TEAM REED” laughs at Women’s Issues

Martha Robertson challenged Rep Tom Reed for his seat to represent the people of the NY23rd in Congress in the only televised debate on Thursday, October 23. Throughout the debate Rep. Reed shied away from his voting record. One issue, almost … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Constituents, Economics, Media, pro-life/pro-choice, Rights | Tagged , , | 34 Comments

Video and Transcript of the Reed vs Robertson Debate

The following links will take you to the C-Span Video and Transcript of last Thursday’s Debate between Martha Robertson and Tom Reed The transcript does not identify who the speaker is, but it is easy to follow.

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The Back of the Ballot

Don’t forget that we will be voting on both sides of the ballot on November 4. There will be three proposals  on all New York State ballots. In some cases local towns, counties or villages could add local proposals. There are … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Constituents, Constitution, Economics, Education, Environmental | 3 Comments

Martha Robertson is the right choice for students and young people.

The following article was written by guest columnist Paolo Cremidis, from Elmira, NY. Paolo is a friend of the New NY 23rd and is in his last semester at Brooklyn College. He is working on a double  major –Political Science and Journalism. … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Constituents, Economics, Education, Environmental, Hydrofracking/Gas& Oil Industry, pro-life/pro-choice, Reed's Views, Shutdown, Veterans | Tagged , , , , | 36 Comments

View Your Ballot

The above is a sample  of the November 4, General Election ballot of the Town of Milo, Yates County. If  you click on it, it will enlarge. All ballots in the NY 23rd will be set up in a similar format … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Constituents, Rights | 5 Comments

People Vote! (Corporations Don’t!)

The fact that Tom Reed  out-funded Martha Robertson was expected. The power of incumbency is undisputed: He had the political contacts of the 2010 and 2012 campaigns, and a history of supporting, and being supported by, the Gas/Oil, Insurance, Securities … Continue reading

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