Get Out The Vote Rally With President. Bill Clinton

Get Out The Vote Rally with Bill Clinton

With Election Day quickly approaching this coming Tuesday, Kathy Hochul’s campaign is kicking into high gear to spread a singular message: vote. In contrast to yesterday’s event, today’s rally had former President Bill Clinton as the Keynote Speaker, addressing a packed audience comprised of a significantly older crowd-which even included noteworthy politicians. 
Individuals of note who spoke included Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado, NY Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, Mayor Eric Adams, Attorney General Letitia James, Rosie Perez, Fisher Stevens, Yvette Clarke, and Chuck Schumer. The overarching message could not be clearer: the largest threat to democracy is voter apathy. Speakers at the event made clear that every non-vote on Election Day would be tantamount to a vote for Republicans. 
Perhaps most powerful was Chuck Schumer’s speech, in which he highlighted that his granddaughter Ella, who was also present at the event, would have far fewer rights than the women who came before her if Republicans were to win in New York. 
When the time came for former President Clinton to speak, he once again demonstrated his exceptional ability to enthuse a crowd. Speaking for about half an hour, the former President took aim at Hochul’s opponent, Lee Zeldin, and Zeldin’s voting history on matters of importance to his constituents, such as infrastructure or lowering drug prices. He finished his speech emphasizing voter turnout being key to the upcoming gubernatorial election, not unlike the many other speakers in support of Governor Hochul. 
With such a tight race, only time will tell how things will turn out at the polls on Tuesday. 

Photos by Bruce Cotler

Story by Emily Cotler

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