Op-eds

July 27, 2021 op-ed

The American Rescue Plan has helped us return to the places and people we love, kept cherished mom-and-pop shops open for business, provided K-12 education funding, emergency rent relief, and direct support to local governments. It has boosted our economy and created millions of jobs, making a direct impact on countless upstate families from across the political spectrum.

June 9, 2021 op-ed
The Reporter

Dairy farming is a time-honored tradition throughout upstate and a crucial part of our local economy. In New York’s 19th Congressional District – the 8th most rural in the entire country - over 500 dairy farms support more than 2,200 direct jobs, nearly $100 million in wages, and generate an economic impact of $500 million.

February 24, 2021 op-ed
River Reporter

A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll showed that half of Black Americans will not take a COVID-19 vaccine. Even some Black doctors and health care workers have refused the vaccine, citing safety concerns and the well-documented failures of the U.S. government to prioritize communities of color in medical research.

December 14, 2020 op-ed

Wanted to be sure you had seen this opinion article by Washington Post Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt which discusses his conversation with U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) about the value of bridging our nation’s divides and restoring faith in democracy.

October 5, 2020 op-ed

Wanted to be sure you had seen this op-Ed from U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) published in the October 2020 issue of Rural Delivery, the newsletter of the New York State Rural Housing Coalition.

October 5, 2020 op-ed

Wanted to be sure you had seen this op-Ed from U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) published in the October 2020 issue of Rural Delivery, the newsletter of the New York State Rural Housing Coalition.

August 22, 2020 op-ed

Wanted to be sure you had seen U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado’s op-ed in Columbia-Greene Media on the role of the U.S. Postal Service as a public good, fundamental to our democracy. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Delivering for America Act, which provides $25 billion in emergency COVID-19 funding for the U.S. Postal Service.

August 2, 2020 op-ed

Wanted to be sure you had seen U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19)’s op-ed in the Times-Union on the urgent need for state and local funding in future coronavirus relief legislation. The House-passed Heroes Act includes Rep.

June 2, 2020 op-ed
Delgado: Let your voice and your vote be heard, if you want to make change happen.

Wanted to be sure you had seen this op-ed by U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) in today’s Washington Post about his experiences as a black man in America and the power of love and democracy.

May 14, 2020 op-ed
Smaller cities and towns face a dire fiscal future because of the coronavirus, and bankruptcy is not the answer.

Wanted to make sure you saw Representatives Antonio Delgado (NY-19) and Lee Zeldin (NY-01)’s op-ed in USA Today discussing the urgent need to pass their

April 5, 2020 op-ed

Wanted to be sure you saw this op-Ed from U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) published in the Times Herald-Record today on the importance of supporting our small businesses throughout the COVID-19 outbreak and small business provisions in the bipartisan CARES Act.

March 24, 2020 op-ed

Wanted to be sure you saw this op-Ed by U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) published in the Times Union on the urgent need for the President to utilize the Defense Production Act in order to protect our medical professionals and save lives with needed masks, ventilators, and other respiratory equipment.

December 10, 2019 op-ed
“I urge leadership on both sides of the aisle to come together and take on this issue with the urgency it demands.”

Wanted to be sure you saw this op-Ed by U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) published in the Times Union on his disappointment with the political horse-trading that derailed progress on critical provisions to address PFAS contamination and urging House leadership on both sides of the aisle to take on this issue with the urgency it demands.