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I am a teacher and former U.S. diplomat endorsed by People for Bernie and Justice Democrats. I'm fighting to pass Medicare for All, raise Social Security benefits, forgive student loan debt, and provide a job for every American.

I am a teacher and former U.S. diplomat endorsed by People for Bernie and Justice Democrats. I’m fighting to pass Medicare for All, raise Social Security benefits, forgive student loan debt, and provide a job for every American.

Jeff featured on This American Life

Jeff featured on This American Life

Rolling Stone: The Battle of Woodstock

Rolling Stone: The Battle of Woodstock

WAMC: Jeff Beals 'Most Progressive' in Debate

WAMC: Jeff Beals 'Most Progressive' in Debate

Tablet Magazine: That Bernie Sanders CIA Guy Running for Congress From Woodstock

Tablet Magazine: That Bernie Sanders CIA Guy Running for Congress From Woodstock

Meet Jeff 

Meet Jeff 

Jeff Beals Campaign Kickoff

I’m a local teacher, a former U.S. diplomat who served with distinction in Iraq, and my family has had a farm in the Hudson Valley since I was a boy.

 

I served in America’s most embattled outposts in the Middle East under both Democratic and Republican administrations. After beginning my career as a CIA intelligence officer, I joined the State Department…

 

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Priorities

Priorities

We must be the party of patriots and working people. We need to nominate a candidate with a proven record of government service who is working in the district trying to raise a family himself and who knows the struggle our citizens are facing. We cannot continue to do the same things and expect a different result.

 

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We must #UniteNY19 behind a platform that benefits the vast majority of our citizens.  I’ve brought people together before as a U.S. diplomat.  Now I want to unite us here at home for these causes:

 

Unite to provide Medicare for all.

Unite to lower prescription drug prices.

Unite to increase Social Security benefits.

Unite to rebuild our infrastructure.

Unite to develop rural jobs, small businesses and local farms.

Unite to fight income inequality and a rigged economy.

Unite to provide tuition-free education and forgive student loan debt.

Unite to end racial injustice, bigotry and violence.

Unite to protect women’s reproductive health.

Unite for a foreign policy that puts diplomacy over endless war.

 

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