Letter to the Editor: In Support of Pete Harckham

To the Editor:

Senator Pete Harckham

In the upcoming November election, we have an opportunity to re-elect our exceptional State Senator Pete Harckham for another term. I support Senator Harckham and here are a few reasons I believe him when he promises to fight for the issues I am passionate about.

  • He worked diligently to pass the Reproductive Health Act, ensuring women in New York can make their own reproductive health choices. He said: “In New York, we remain committed to upholding the rights of women to receive reproductive health care of their own choosing without governmental intrusion.”
  • Senator Harckham co-sponsored two bills fighting back against the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn freedom of choice for women: The first bill (S.9039), protects the rights of women traveling to New York for reproductive health care and the second (S.8778) rules that law enforcement officers may not arrest any person for providing reproductive health care within New York State.

Senator Harckham kept his word.

  • Senator Harckham passed the toughest climate protection law in the nation (S.8378C). Protecting our clean drinking water sources is vital.
  • He passed landmark legislation to require zero emissions vehicles by 2035.
  • And he increased funding for law enforcement and gun violence interruption to keep us safer.

Senator Harckham keeps his word.

And I believe he will keep delivering for us all. Vote for Senator Pete Harckham on November 8.

Kathleen Talbot
Peekskill, NY

1 Comment

  1. Pete has served the community here in Sleepy Hollow for the past four years. His food drive in the early days of the pandemic delivered tons (literally) of groceries for families in dire need. He has helped to deliver funding for the restoration of the Pocantico River, our playgrounds, and traffic mitigation on Route 9. I like his take on “Hudson Valley values” where progressive ideals are juxtaposed to hateful, dangerous rhetoric. But he is pragmatist, evidenced by the accomplishments Kathleen Talbot has posted. (Due to redistricting, Pete will no longer represent Sleepy Hollow, but he has promised to keep an eye out and said to call him when needed.)

    As Kathleen writes, “Vote for Senator Harckham on November 8.”

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