Opinion: North Country Americans lead honest lives, 21st Congressional District candidate says
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:54 am

To the Editor:

All that is good in America can be found, right here, in New York’s 21st District. The lives North Country Americans lead are honest, the work we do is done right, and the compassion we have for our neighbors is unmatched.

We don’t often make national news coverage because we don’t often seek it — it’s not in our nature.

So when I see the 21st District in the national spotlight, I’m skeptical, wondering whether they’ll get our story right. If there’s one thing I want MSNBC’s viewership to know about New York’s 21st Congressional District, it’s that we want good lives for our children, we want to earn a fair wage, keep our families safe, and we want to be respected, just like you.

Achieving these things in the North County is different, and we would like to be represented by someone who has lived that difference and who has fought for progress despite the challenges.

We’ve reached out to MSNBC for an invitation and have been dismissed. Invite me on the air, or don’t; it doesn’t matter. What matters is the lives of my friends, neighbors, and fellow North Country Americans, and that’s who I’ll keep working for. Throughout my campaign and career, people have told me what they need to succeed and to get ahead. I’ve turned their ideas into jobs and thriving businesses.

Now, it’s time for me to take our voices and visions to Washington to create policies that work for us — and for all working Americans.. I’m Emily Martz and I’m running for Congress to do just that.

Emily Martz

21st Congressional District candidate