Sun Community News - DEM CANDIDATES MAKE PITCHES TO CLINTON COUNTY VOTERS
Patrick Nelson focused his comments largely on the environment.
“For the 18 years of my life, I grew up drinking water that was laced with carcinogenic PCBs as a result of dumping that was done at the GE plant in Fort Edward many many years before I was born,” said Nelson, a political activist and former state legislative aide who lives in Stillwater, Saratoga County.
But public policy is largely driven by corporate donors, he said, calling on attendees to reject what he argued was money’s toxic influence on politics, which he said leads to a continued reliance on fossil fuels.
Nelson asked the crowd to make responsible decisions when it comes to combating climate change.
“If we do not take care of the health of our planet, economic development, health care, net neutrality — all of which are tremendously important issues — we have no value for coming generations because we are in crunch time,” Nelson said. “We must make responsible decisions.”
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