Derickson K. Lawrence for Congress
I am proud to announce my candidacy for New York’s 16th Congressional District.
As a “DREAMer” who emigrated from the Caribbean island of Dominica, at the age of 13, I believe that the conditions of your birth should not dictate the outcome of your life. My story is the American story. It’s about family, education, hard work, sacrifice, the desire for a better life, and helping others along the way.
This great experiment we call America, based on the consent of the governed, provides a place where we accept different cultures, speak different languages and worship different faiths. We may have come on different ships, but we are all in the same boat now. And that’s worth fighting for.
As your congressional representative, your priorities will be my priorities. Specifically, I pledge to provide innovative solutions to create and expand economic opportunities in the district. But I can’t do it alone. I hope to earn your support in the coming months as we pursue our first task of getting on the ballot, then preparing for the Primary on June 26, 2018.
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