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Gershon Announces Run For Zeldin's Seat


On Saturday, April 6, Perry Gershon announced that he was running for Congress in front of hundreds of friends and supporters. The event was held at Painters in Brookhaven.

During his speech, Gershon said: “Our country started as a great experiment in democracy; a self-governed people who, through faith in unity, knew they could build a better tomorrow. That experiment continues today. …Every American is equally deserving of opportunity, justice and freedom. Today our vision is tested – there are forces at work seeking to divide us along various lines – whether they be tribal, racial, gender, or wealth – and we must fight not just for the status quo but to move forward towards unity. ….That is why I have decided to run again.”

Gershon was introduced by former Suffolk County Executive Pat Halpin, who said: “Perry you have to run again, because we need you. We need someone who’s going to fight.”

Perry came within striking distance last time when he narrowly lost to Zeldin by 4 points. Gershon raised $5.4 million and was in one of the most competitive congressional races in the country. He was able to build up momentum form a grassroots progressive movement.

Gershon plans to highlight the damage done to Long Islanders by the new tax laws and the SALT cap and Zeldin’s inability to help us when his party was in control, as well as the need to protect and improve our healthcare and to advocate for governmental help in clean water and energy on Long Island and elsewhere. With hundreds of supporters at his campaign launch he’s off to a great start for the 2020 race.


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