Joel Tyner has been endorsed by:
Filmmaker (and director of “Gasland”) Josh Fox, folk-music legend and environmentalist Pete Seeger, the Union Vale Democratic Committee, Princeton University Professor Cornel West, Dutchess County Democratic Elections Commissioner Fran Knapp, by Dutchess County MoveOn/RebuildtheDream.com Coordinator Matt Rosenberg, Code Pink founder Medea Benjamin, Woodstock Town Boardmember Jay Wenk, New Paltz Village Boardmember Ariana Basco, Manna Jo Greene, Rosendale Town Board, Troy Area Labor Council President Mike Keenan, and many more.
Woodstock Town Boardmember Jay Wenk wrote this wonderful letter to the editors of various publications:
I’ve met a truly wonderful man who will be on the Democratic Primary ballot on June 26th, to take over Maurice Hinchey’s seat in Congress. He is Joel Tyner, and in addition to Maurice’s position on expanding Medicare, the “break up the too big to fail” banks, amending the Constitution to get rid of Corporate personhood, No! to NAFTA, Clean money elections, and ending Big Oil speculation, Joel supports criminalizing ‘fracking’. He is endorsed by Josh Fox, the creator of Gasland, the wonderful movie that has done so much to bring the evils of ‘fracking’ to the public’s awareness. He is endorsed by Pete Seeger, who knows something about progressive politics. He is endorsed by Dr. Cornel West, distinguished Professor at Princeton, a leader for civil rights, progressive social rights, a man who exposes the anti-humanistic distortions held by Republican and Democratic office holders. Dr. West has a great sense of humor, and so does Joel, and I will never trust anyone who can’t laugh at themselves.
Joel can, and will win. He has been elected five times in a row to the Dutchess County Legislature in a solid Republican district. He has enormous energy and is knowledgeable and progressive on every issue that I’ve heard him speak about. I support Joel all the way, and I hope that Woodstockers will do the same.
Jay Wenk, Councilman