Keyword: U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel
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Working as a teacher and a principal for 20 years, Jamaal Bowman has met a lot of students and families — and he’s met the challenges those families face. more
For Chris Fink, there isn’t a lot that matters to him more than climate change. And running to represent New York’s 16th Congressional District isn’t changing that. Even when Fink talks about any other issue, it doesn’t take long at all before he finds a connection to the climate. more
Sammy Ravelo has achieved a lot since arriving in the United States as a teenager ahead of his official paperwork legally making that possible. And now, Ravelo is ready to overcome even more — including a crowded field seeking to represent New York’s 16th Congressional District in the upcoming Democratic primary. more
The nationwide struggle to find out exactly how to survive the coronavirus pandemic is now approaching its third month. In the foreseeable future of the crisis, one question has dominated the minds of many: Exactly how did it get this bad? more
After months, and in some cases nearly a year of campaigning, the primary election for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives currently occupied by Eliot Engel is just six weeks or so away, and four challengers are getting ready for the home stretch. For Jamaal Bowman, that preparation includes looking at what hasn’t happened yet, like a political campaign mainstay — a series of debates. more
The long-term political implications of the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent near-lockdown of New York state aren’t quite clear yet. Some elections have been delayed. Events have been canceled. And some lawmakers are pushing for expanded vote-by-mail to allow ballots to be cast from the safety of a voter’s home. more
As political leaders fight to ensure New Yorkers can get out to the primary polls this summer, would-be political leaders hoping to succeed them are still working to get out their names and message. All of that despite the fact campaigns have seemingly grinded to a halt in light of the coronavirus pandemic. more
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