Green Party candidates address poverty
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Unemployment and poverty are at the top of the priority list for two Green Party candidates on the ballot this year. 24th Congressional District candidate Ursula Rozum, and Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate Colia Clark were in Syracuse on Wednesday calling attention to the high level of poverty that families in the area are living in.
Rozum believes her opponents have ignored and avoided the poor and working class, focusing too much on the middle class.
"The middle class is under threat today, but we have to be looking at the long term economic security of all people in this country," said Rozum.
Rozum is running against incumbent Republican Ann Marie Buerkle, and Democrat Dan Maffei. Rozum and Buerkle will face off in a debate, live on YNN on Monday, October 28, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. It is being held in conjunction with the Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University's Maxwell School.
Dan Maffei has declined our invitation, citing concerns about the format that YNN and Campbell Institute plan to use. However, a podium will be set up in the studio for Maffei, if he decides to change his mind and participate.