Albany, NY—In response to Anthony Brindisi’s victory over Claudia Tenney in New York’s 22nd Congressional District, Karen Scharff, Executive Director of Citizen Action of New York, issued the following statement:

“Central New Yorkers have rejected the politics of hate and division and elected a leader in Anthony Brindisi who will be responsive to the needs of working people in the region.

“Claudia Tenney has been Trump’s most dependable vote in Congress, voting to cut health care benefits, slash taxes on corporations and the super rich, and defend racist and inhumane immigration policies.

“Citizen Action members worked tirelessly this election cycle, knocking on thousands of doors and talking to voters about the issues facing our community. New York families deserve quality health care, excellent public schools, and retirement security, and Anthony Brindisi will work to achieve these ideals every day.

“We look forward to working with Anthony Brindisi to repeal the Trump tax scam and invest in the programs and services that our families depend on.”