Delgado Holds Youth Town Hall at Arlington High School

LAGRANGEVILLE, NY—Today, Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) joined the student group Hudson Valley Stands Up and the Arlington High School U.S. Political Forum Club for a Youth Town Hall where he took questions from students on a variety of issues including the need to take action to address gun violence, climate change, and student loan debt.

“I applaud the students of Arlington High School and Hudson Valley Stands Up for their activism to call attention to the scourge of gun violence in our communities. I was proud to join my colleagues in voting to pass H.R. 8, and this week I spoke on the House Floor during Gun Violence Prevention Week to continue calls for the Senate to take up this legislation,” Rep. Delgado said. “My conversations with students about the costs of student loans and addressing climate change continue to inform my work in Congress to advocate for young people and reflect their priorities. I enjoyed the opportunity to hear from them today.”

Last week, during the week-long District Work Period, Rep. Delgado focused on education and workforce development programs throughout NY-19. In that time, Rep. Delgado met with the President of SUNY Sullivan President Jay Quaintance, students, faculty, and school board members from Onteora Central School District, held student town halls at Rhinebeck High SchoolMiddleburgh Central School DistrictRed Hook Central School District, and visited a 4-H after school program with students at Cobleskill-Richmondville Central Schools. Rep. Delgado also visited Capital Region BOCES Schoharie Campus.