Trump Resistance Updates

Community Health Town Hall Meeting
Monday, February 20
7 – 9 p.m.

DeSales Center Inc.
309 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501
Across the street from Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
Parking at the corner of Eagle and Genesee Streets


Please join us for a Community Health Town Hall Meeting to talk about quality care, access to care, creating a healthy community, and the effects of Medicaid caps and repealing the ACA in the 22nd Congressional District.

Invited Guest: Rep. Claudia Tenney
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Call Congressperson Tenney Today 202-225-3665/315-732-0713 – tell her you are disappointed and want her to attend the Community Health Care Forum – stop hiding! She needs to listen to the people in our district and hear how we are going to be hurt by the proposed cuts to health care, before she supports the repeal of the ACA and cuts to Medicaid and Medicare.

Congress is rushing to take away our health care! Rep.Tenney and her colleagues are quickly moving to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), yet with no sign of a viable replacement in sight … NOTHING.

84,000 will lose their health insurance in our Congressional Dist 22.. It’s a callous and irresponsible scheme that puts partisan politics ahead of the health and economic security of our fellow citizens.

Join us- Speak out! Tell Claudia Tenney – Don’t Take Away our health care!

Sponsors: Citizen Action of NY, 1199/SEIU, Central New York Citizens in Action, Inc




Date: Tuesday, 2/21/2017 Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Place: Utica Public Library
Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP through email below. Free and Open to the Public.

Presented By: Patrick L. Johnson


This is a workshop that addresses the issue of racism in America and more importantly here in the Mohawk Valley. The purpose of this forum is to raise our awareness about the impact racism has in our lives – even when we may not be aware of it. The presenter will create an atmosphere that will allow all participants to share their experiences and concerns about racism in America. This workshop will afford the participants an opportunity to have an authentic conversation; one that is intended to be enriching and insightful. There will also be opportunities to offer solutions for a better community. One of the primary purposes of this workshop is to heighten our awareness as to how present racism is in the workplace and other areas of our life….even when we may not notice. Many people have not been offered the opportunity to have an honest dialogue about race relations. This is that opportunity.

We will explore what it means to be White, Black, Asian, Latino. What are your experiences given the racial identity that you hold? What stands between us? Although many would say that race relations have gotten better in America, what are the unresolved issues that keep us disconnected? One of the best things we can do for starters is begin to have honest conversations. It’s often what we don’t talk about that often produces polarization.

The participants in this forum will be fueled with new insight that will help them create a warmer and more welcoming work environment. This discussion will be thought provoking and engaging. We will not only gain a better understanding of others, but more importantly ourselves. In doing so, we find genuine ways to connect with people who are different than us, because we have been willing to ask the questions that help bring a better understanding of different groups. This workshop has proven to be an eye opener, also liberating and empowering for many who have participated in this workshop over the years. It’s well worth the time.

As the Mohawk Valley emerges into a very diverse community, we can no longer afford to put this conversation on the shelf. Please join us in this important dialogue. Thank you.

Patrick L. Johnson
Community Liaison
(315) 601-6002

Sponsored by the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office.

What’s your healthcare story?


Over 2.7 Million New Yorkers Would Lose Coverage

Estimated State Budget Impact of $3.7 Billion

Counties Across New York Would Lose Over $595 Million in Direct Spending

New York Residents Would Lose $250 Million in Health Care Savings Tax Credits

Americans are learning that they hold the key to protecting their health care. It’s called democracy.

After Congress took the first steps to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement—which would leave more than 2.7 million New Yorkers without insurance—public resistance has forced them to pause.

That means there’s time for more personal stories to demonstrate that affordable, high-quality healthcare for all peopel is not negotiable.

Share your healthcare story so we can raise our voices as one.

This is the moment to make sure lawmakers know we won’t stand by as they try to roll back the ACA’s crucial protections for kids and families..

We’ll fight their efforts to block-grant Medicaid, which would deny the only insurance available to many of the most vulnerable people. And we will stand up for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Personal stories are a powerful tool. Share yours.

Together, we can make the political system work the way it should – and protect families and kids

We need folks to share how they have been helped by the ACA; please call 315-725-0974 or email People can write comments, speak at our upcoming meeting, or we can video tape you. Share your story here:!


Central New York Citizens in Action, Inc., a local nonprofit progressive public policy and advocacy group, is seeking donated office space in the Utica area. We are expanding our organization and need 24 hour/7 day a week access. Ideal space would accommodate desks, computers, filing cabinet, meeting area, and phones. The space could be an office within a larger suite. It could be an apartment in area zoned for apartment/office. We can pay utilities. Contact John Furman at 315-725-0974 or

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