It’s now or never! On Tuesday, August 23rd, get out and vote for Vedat Gashi!

By Harry Bajraktari

This Tuesday, August 23rd, we have the great opportunity to send an Albanian-American to Washington. Vedat Gashi is running in the Democratic Party Primary for New York 16th Congressional District.

I know Vedat very well, as a person and as a public servant. I know his family and his story.

Vedat Gashi would be a great member of Congress for our community, for the 16th Congressional District, for Westchester and The Bronx, for New York, and the United States of America.

He has a beautiful life story. A child of hard-working immigrant parents, Vedat Gashi went to college and then had a successful professional life. He was grateful for the opportunities he was given and was determined to give back to the community. He ran for office and was elected twice in the Westchester Board of Legislators, where he has served with great integrity and passion.

This Tuesday, August 23rd, we can help him make history. If he wins the Democratic Primary, his path to U.S. Congress will be open wide. He faces strong opponents, but he has a great chance of winning. He will need our strong help.

Go out and vote for him on Tuesday, tell your family and friends to vote as well. Take them with you.

To vote, you must be a registered Democrat living in one of these places in the New York 16th Congressional District: Ardsley, Bronxville, Dobbs Ferry, Eastchester, Elmsford, Harrison, Hartsdale, Hastings On Hudson, Irvington, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Mt. Vernon, Larchmont, New Rochelle, Pelham, Port Chester, Purchase, Rye, Rye Brook, Scarsdale, Tarrytown, Tuckahoe, West Harrison, White Plains, Yonkers, and Wakefield in The Bronx.

When you vote, post a picture in your social media and tag your friends. This way we can encourage more people to get out and vote. We can’t afford to stay indifferent on a day like this.

It’s now or never!

Vote for Vedat Gashi!

From the left: Naim Bajraktari, Vedat Gashi, and Harry Bajraktari, during a visit to the author’s office in Westchester.