Eight parents and students met with me two days before the election to try one last time to have their voices heard and save the school in this small Adirondack town. The heart of Westport, New York is the central school --- kindergarten through 12th grade, 215 enrolled students, class size sixteen to eighteen. Continue reading
The $1.5 trillion crisis in student debt – encouraged and exploited by federal policy and a corrupt 2-party system – is an out of control drag on economic growth in America and a stress-filled burden for more than 40 million families. The average 2016 college student graduated with slightly more than $37,000 in debt. While calls for completely cancelling all student debt seem logical, a more realistic approach would significantly and more immediately reduce the burden of student debt. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 26, 2018 KAHN STANDS BY THE 4th AMENDMENT Schroon Lake, NY – 17 years ago to this day, The USA Patriot Act was signed into law by President George W. Bush. This bill ushered in an extreme national security state which Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump continued and expanded. Congresswoman Stefanik (R-Willsboro) voted for the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments) Act in 2018, granting the U.S. government the right to continue monitoring our text messages, phone calls, internet searches, and more without a warrant. “Democrats and Republicans, two peas in a pod, voted for this bill violating our 4th Amendment rights that protect us from unreasonable searches,” stated Dr. Lynn Kahn (G-Schroon Lake). “I will boldly stand up for our Constitution and our Bill of Rights to protect our individual freedoms as District 21’s congresswoman.” The issue of government monitoring our personal information became more visible in June 2013 when Edward Snowden revealed the extensive National Security Agency (NSA) program that went beyond warrantless wiretapping to include metadata of every citizen of the United States - a file of all of our texts, emails and web searches identified by our name. As more of our lives move into the digital space, warrantless collection of information means we are giving up more of our privacy and more of our rights? “We have to decide whether our fear is going to get the better of us. Once upon a time we had a standard in our country that was 'innocent until proven guilty.’ We’ve given up so much,” said Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) during a filibuster on the NSA in 2015. “Now, people are talking about a standard that is 'if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.’ Think about it. Is that the standard we’re willing to live under?” Dr. Kahn will defend our constitutional right that stops our government from illegally and consistently searching through our digital activity without obtaining a warrant.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2018 Kahn will fight for hydrogen fuel Schroon Lake, NY – Climate change is real. The latest report from the United Nations concludes we have 12 years to make significant changes before our way of life disappears. Dr. Lynn Kahn (G – Schroon Lake), a congressional candidate for NY-21, is brutally honest. “Climate change means more killer hurricanes, longer droughts, worse crop failures, new diseases and super bugs while centuries-old bacteria thaw out and infect us once again. This is Zero Hour for Mother Earth and we have run out of time.” Dr. Kahn calls these symptoms of climate change a national security risk. “The Pentagon already tracks rising sea levels, warming temperatures and melting Arctic ice to protect naval bases and coastline installations. Around the world, dried up lakes, crop failures and famines bring more conflict and war. Here at home, we will soon see climate refuges from our southern and southwest states move north.” The future congresswoman of the North Country believes we are making progress generating electricity from renewable sources, the challenge is transportation. She has concluded that hydrogen fuel can solve the transportation problem, reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change. Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, it burns clean with no carbon emissions and the by-product is water. “Our national energy policy is to bury our heads in the sand. Meanwhile, the rest of the industrialized world is investing in hydrogen fuel production,” Dr. Kahn continues. “Switzerland manufactures hydrogen fuel along Swiss rivers and is building out a network of hydrogen fueling stations. Canada and Australia inked a new partnership for hydrogen production using on-site solar energy. South Korea is about to invest nearly $80 million in hydrogen production. Germany just rolled out the world’s first hydrogen fueled commuter train. China is manufacturing hydrogen fuel in a corridor along the Yangtze River and building the infrastructure for 30,000 hydrogen fueled vehicles. Just last month, 25 European nations pledged to increase the use of hydrogen fuel to power industry, drive cars and heat homes. Dr. Kahn insists District 21 is perfectly situated along the St. Lawrence River for hydrogen fuel production. “Here in the North Country, we can build an economic powerhouse with decades of new jobs that will combat climate change and attract young families to our healthy and beautiful region. It’s time for New York to lead the nation into the next generation of clean energy, this time blending large scale manufacturing and environmental responsibility.”
Press Release 10-9-18 KAHN SUPPORTS MEDICARE 4 ALL WITH 8 AMENDMENTS Schroon Lake, NY – With health care a significant topic in the North Country, and Congresswoman Stefanik’s (R-Willsboro) detrimental vote in May of 2017 for H.R.1628 American Health Care Act, the campaign trail for Green candidate Dr. Lynn Kahn (G-Schroon Lake) has turned into a concrete plan upon entering Congress. Dr. Kahn fully supports H.R.676 Expanded & Improved Medicare For All, and would strengthen the bill with a few of her own amendments as well as a realistic roadmap. “I have proposed 8 amendments to the original bill I would like to deliver to the House when I’m elected. We need to ensure that the expansion of Medicare preserves the current networks of providers and services,” stated Dr. Kahn. “I would also want clarification that mental health services include family counseling & reunification, services specific to victims of violence, and peer support services.” A poll conducted in August of 2018 by Reuters-Ipsos showed 70 percent of Americans favor a single-payer healthcare system. Another study in the same month by libertarian-leaning Mercatus Center at George Mason University stated healthcare costs under Medicare For All would decrease by $2 trillion by 2031. H.R.676 currently has 123 co-sponsors. Below are Kahn's 8 amendments. A recent article details how these amendments would be part of a focused roadmap to universal healthcare. Roadmap to Universal Healthcare Continue reading
FARM WOMEN UNITED ENDORSES DR. KAHN FOR NY-21 Schroon Lake, NY – After reviewing the agricultural policies supported by Congressional candidates in NY-21, Farm Women United has endorsed Green Party candidate Dr. Lynn Kahn for her strong stance and understanding of North Country farmers, especially dairy farmers. Farm Women United, a national network started in Pennsylvania, was organized by farm women no longer willing to be ignored or silenced by the powerful special interests currently controlling our nation’s farm and food policies. “Dr. Kahn will meet with and listen to the actual victims of criminal, federal dairy and trade policies. Those victims are the real dairy farmers I like to call the blue-collar farmers,” stated Brenda Cochran, President of Farm Women United. “Blue-collar farmers are the backbone of our dairy farming communities.” Congresswoman Stefanik voted for the 2018 Farm Bill which favors consolidated, industrialized farms over local, family farmers. “Congresswoman Stefanik is out of touch with our dairy farmers, and beholden to big business, not real farmers. She has had the power for nearly four years to set a fair price for farm milk and has not done that,” said Dr. Kahn. “I am honored to receive the endorsement of Farm Women United. When elected, I will demand a $20 per (hundred pounds) floor price for milk used for manufacturing and Congressional hearings on milk pricing from the point of view of real working farmers.” Dr. Kahn has also been endorsed by Veterans In Politics International. Website: https://www.farmwomenunited.org/ Contact: Paul Paterakis, Press Secretary, 518-833-4580 votelynn2018.com
Press Release Green Party Candidate Kahn Delivers Roadmap for Green Energy Manufacturing Where: Schroon Lake, NY When: September 18, 2018 What: Green Party Candidate NY-21 Dr. Lynn S Kahn Delivers Roadmap for Green Energy Manufacturing in the North Country. Details: On August 15, Dr. Kahn Declared Zero Hour for Mother Earth and released a Roadmap for Bold Climate and Environmental Goals. This statement updates the Roadmap and calls for a Corridor for Green Energy Manufacturing in the North Country. Continue reading
Press Release Green Party Candidate Kahn Delivers Roadmap to Transform U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Where: Schroon Lake, NY When: September 15, 2018 What: On September 15, Green Party Candidate Dr. Lynn S Kahn released her Roadmap to Transform the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Continue reading