Care for All demonstration #2 at Tenney event Friday morning

Local citizens plan another silent “Care for All” demonstration

What: A grass-roots demonstration in support of the values of our families, friends, and neighbors

Where: Hart’s Hill Inn in New Hartford

When: Friday, May 12, 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Who: Representative Tenney’s constituents who are concerned about her refusal to meet with her constituents, and who are also concerned about refugees, health care, climate change, Russian interference with our democratic process, racial and sexual justice, and many other issues

On Friday, April 28, a “Care for All” demonstration drew 125 citizens from local grassroots groups outside Cavallo’s restaurant in New Hartford. Inside, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney attended a “Deplora-Ball” fundraiser celebrating President Trump’s first 100 days in office. Outside, the demonstrators dressed in black and wore signs expressing their concerns about her recent votes to allow industry to pollute rivers and streams, and to sacrifice her constituents’ privacy on the internet in favor of big money lobbyists and corporations.

Congresswoman Tenney continues to refuse to hold a Town Hall anywhere in her district, NY-22. She is unwilling to listen to all of the concerns of those she was elected to represent. She does, however, have time to attend a breakfast sponsored by a professional association of realtors at Hart’s Hill Inn in New Hartford on Clinton Street on Friday, May 12.

Since she refuses to meet with her constituents in a Town Hall, her constituents are coming to her. Constituents from her district will demonstrate outside the facility from 7:30 to 9 a.m., again wearing black and again remaining silent. The goal of the demonstration is to express disappointment that Congresswoman Tenney put the health care of nearly 300,000 of her constituents at risk when she voted for the American Health Care Act last week.

The demonstrators consider “Care For All” to be a non-negotiable priority in NY-22. It is increasingly clear that Congresswoman Tenney does not share this value with us, her constituents. Demonstrators will communicate their disappointment to their Congresswoman, whether she is willing to listen or not.

Demonstrators will also bring donations to benefit the CNY Veterans Outreach Center of Utica (http://cnyvoc.org). Members of the community are welcome to show that they “Care for All” by coming to observe the demonstration and bringing monetary donations, shelf-stable food, clothing, or household items for the CNY Veterans Outreach. 100% of these donations will go directly to veteran services.

#CareforAll asks: If Claudia Tenney (#ClaudiaNoCare #OneTermTenney) has voted to allow industry to pollute our Mohawk Valley waterways, take away our internet privacy, and remove patient protections for people with pre-existing conditions in order to provide a tax cut to the ultra-wealthy and serve corporate interests, what is she willing to do to her constituents next?

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