Utica Community Town Hall Meeting Will Ask:
What’s Happening To My Health Care,
Congresswoman Tenney?

WHEN: Monday, February 20, 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: DeSales Center, 309 Genesee St. , Utica (across the street from Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute (parking next to the building at the corner of Eagle and Genesee Streets)

No wonder it took Congress so long to release their healthcare plan –it’s not a plan at all!

Extreme right-wing elected officials in Congress are determined to eliminate affordable, quality healthcare. Their actions would cause 30 million hardworking Americans to lose healthcare coverage and also, would threaten the economic viability of the healthcare institutions that serve our communities. The recently released Congressional plan does not protect healthcare coverage –it destroys it!

At this public forum, being held in the style of a Town Hall Meeting, members of the Utica community will speak about how the newly released, flawed Congressional healthcare plan will impact their lives. Participants will take the opportunity to tell newly-elected Congresswoman Tenney* their stories, which illustrate the need for affordable healthcare.

*Congresswoman Tenney has been invited to the meeting.


Resistance Recess: Save our

Health Care, our Communities and our Democracy

The week of February 18-26 is the first congressional recess of the 115th Congress, and for many of us, the first opportunity since Trump took office to speak as constituents directly with our members of Congress. This is the perfect time to ask the questions that we, as constituents, deserve answers to and to demonstrate, in no uncertain terms, that tolerance of Trump’s attacks on our health care, our communities, and our democracy are unacceptable and politically toxic.

That’s why we’re declaring this congressional recess: “Resistance Recess: Save Our Health Care, Our Communities, and Our Democracy.”

We will show up at our elected officials’ events, town halls, and other public appearances to make it clear to those that represent us in Congress and the media that tolerance of the Trump Administration’s hurtful policies is intolerable; that indifference or idleness is not acceptable; that complacency is politically toxic.



What: Resistance Recess Action

When: Tuesday, February 21 through Friday, February 24 (every day this week)

Where: Representative Claudia Tenney’s Office, 555 French Rd, Suite 101
New Hartford, NY 13413, Building One; parking is available in Home Depot lot.

Who: Central New York Citizens in Action, Inc., local citizens, please have your group serve as a co-sponsor
Central New York Citizens in Action members are joining local citizens outside of Representative Tenney’s NH office building at 555 French Road to protest her absence from the district during this Congressional recess week. We will be there from 3-5 p.m. each day this week and we hope others will join us when they can, for however long they can be there.

Rep. Tenney is traveling to Iraq, Afghanistan and Munich with the Financial Services Committee over the Congressional break. She will not be in the District at all.

She joins approximately 200 other Republican Congressmen and women who are also missing in action from their districts. This is a Republican tactic and Tenney seems very comfortable embracing it rather than doing her job. Especially this early in a hugely tumultuous Congress her job is to be in District meeting with the public and listening to constituents. She wanted the job and now she has to do it, and we need to call her out until she does. Looking forward to having people join the effort to make Tenney’s absence an issue!

Please bring signs to protest the Trump and Republican agenda. There is a flat area at the corner at French Road where folks can picket. You cannot picket in the parking lot. Do not take signs into the office. Do not engage with counter protesters. Just ignore them. Stay out of the road. The area between the curb and four feet in is considered to be a free speech area (public property).

Assemblyman Brindisi: Let Your Voice Be Heard! Town Hall
Meetings This Week Focusing on the State Budget

Town halls take place this week in Utica and Frankfort to give constituents a chance to comment on this year’s prposed statoe budget

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi of Utica is inviting the public to attend town hall meetings this week he’s sponsoring to get input on this year’s proposed State Budget.

“This is an excellent opportunity to let your voice be heard. Work is continuing on the state budget, and now is the time to provide your input and opinions so I can make sure this spending plan best reflects the needs of our community. I hope you can join me for one of these town hall meetings, where you will have the opportunity to speak out on your priorities for the state,” Brindisi said.

Town hall meetings will run from 6 to 8 p.m. The following is the schedule of upcoming meetings:
• Tuesday, February 21st Frankfort High School Gymnasium, 605 Palmer Street, Frankfort
• Wednesday, February 22nd, MVCC IT Building Theater , 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica

For more information on the meetings, please contact Assemblyman Brindisi’s Utica District office at (315) 732-1055, or by email at


Speaker: Former Congressman Richard Hanna
Topic: The State of US Politics and the Future of the Republican Party Under President Trump
Date: Thursday, March 9th
Time: 7 pm
Format: 30 minute talk with plenty of time for Q&A afterward
Location: Utica College, Boehlert Hall, Boehlert Conference Center (on backside of building)
Sponsor: Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society, Utica College

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