The newly formed Catskill Freedom Network (CFN) is an all-volunteer, grass-roots Democratic Political Action Committee dedicated to helping to ‘Flip the House”, by zeroing in on one Congressional District, and defeating Republican John Faso in the NY 19th CD. He is a very conservative Republican. He is vulnerable. He only won by a few percentage points in 2016. He betrayed his constituents by voting twice for the disastrous House bill to Repeal and Replace Obamacare harming thousands of people in his district, denies climate change, undermines workers’ rights, and he votes over 85% of the time with Trump.
The founders of this PAC are all active Berkshire Democrat Brigades Democrats from both Berkshire County, MA, and from New York State.
We must act now. We cannot wait a year or more until there is a Democratic candidate. We must remind voters over and over again that Faso voted to deny millions of people health care and promised to protect those with pre-existing conditions – then did the opposite, betraying his constituents. Voters must be educated. CFN will create and run hard-hitting ads against Faso in newspapers, billboards, radio – and possibly direct mail –as soon as we raise sufficient funds.
We have no Wall Street tycoons to rely on. So, please donate whatever you can as soon as you can. We need your support. And please pass this along to five of your friends.
Please use ACT Blue, the progressive fundraising site to donate on line. Or, write a check payable to: “Catskill Freedom Network” and mail it to the Catskill Freedom Network, c/o Sherwood Guernsey, at 69 East Housatonic St., Pittsfield, MA 01201.
We thank you, and our democracy thanks you.
Sherwood Guernsey, Chairman
See update on NY 19 Canvasing Day
**** 19 Canvass Sites and a Canvassing 101 Webinar too ****
Friends- excited to announce our first round of confirmed canvass launch sites, 19 in all (and more sites to be added soon) across 8 counties! We have a web map for all of our canvass sites at
We’re also holding a Canvassing 101 Webinar on Wednesday, September 20th from 8-9.30pm. Our webinar is great If you’re new to canvassing, would like a tune up or a sneak preview of what we’ll be knocking doors on!
Full details and signup links (and a web map of all of our canvass launch sites) in the event info. Check it out and don’t forget to sign up at: https://actionnetwork.org/events/ny19votes-fall-canvass