Delgado to Kick Off First In-District Work Period with Farm Tour & Six Town Halls

February 14, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) announced that during his first in-district work period, which begins on Saturday, he will hold six town halls and focus on agriculture priorities for the district.

“I’m looking forward to a week traveling the district, listening to folks, and most importantly, bringing their ideas back to Washington with me,” Delgado said. “As the representative for the third most rural Congressional district held by a Democrat and the eighth most rural district in the country, I’m deeply committed to working with farmers and being an advocate for them in Congress, especially as the Farm Bill is being implemented.”

The six town halls during the in-district work period will be held in Columbia County, Otsego County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Greene County, and Ulster County. “Transparency and accessibility are two of my most core responsibilities in Congress, so I’m holding six town halls this week where folks can come ask me questions and hear from me, whether or not you agree with me,” Delgado said. “I really value these opportunities – these in-person, direct conversations shape what I’m working on and how I approach key issues.”

This is the first in-district work period this session of Congress; these are scheduled periodically throughout the year for Members of Congress to attend community events and meet with constituents and local leaders.

With over 5,000 farms and over 8,000 farm operators in the 19th Congressional District, a key focus of Delgado’s in-district week will be supporting local farmers: Delgado will tour two farms throughout the district, hold a roundtable with local farmers, and meet with local members of the New York Farm Bureau. A member of the Agriculture Committee, Delgado will be working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on its implementation of the Farm Bill to ensure it supports local farms in Upstate New York. Earlier this week, Delgado met with the National Young Farmers Coalition to discuss Farm Bill programs that help farmers sell their products at farmers markets and support new and beginning farmers in Upstate New York.

As part of his commitment to accessibility and transparency, Delgado will hold six town halls and an open house for his office in Oneonta. All are invited to meet Delgado, share their priorities, and ask their questions. Delgado has already held three town halls so far this year.

 

Columbia County Town Hall

Saturday, February 16th from 2 – 3 PM

Kellner Community Center

50 Palatine Park Rd.

Germantown, NY 12526

 

Otsego County Town Hall

Monday, February 18th from 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Cooperstown Village Hall
22 Main St.
Cooperstown, NY 13326

 

Delaware County Town Hall

Tuesday, February 19th from 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Delaware Academy High School

2 Sheldon Dr.

Delhi, NY 13753

 

Oneonta Office Open House

Wednesday, February 20th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM

189 Main St. #500

Oneonta, NY 13820

 

Montgomery County Town Hall

Wednesday, February 20th from 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Canajoharie High School Auditorium

136 Scholastic Way

Canajoharie, NY 13317

 

Greene County Town Hall

Saturday, February 23rd from 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center

6050 Main St.

Tannersville, NY 12485

 

Ulster County Town Hall

Saturday, February 23rd from 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Ellenville High School Auditorium

28 Maple Ave.

Ellenville, NY 12428

 

Media is required to RSVP to all events at laura.epstein@mail.house.gov.

 

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