CNY PROGRESSIVE ACTION NEWSLETTER – APRIL 7, 2017

 

NEWSLETTER OF THE CENTRAL NEW YORK CITIZENS IN ACTION, INC. –
CNY CHAPTER OF CITIZEN
ACTION OF NEW YORK
(ESTABLISHED IN 1997)

Now celebrating 19 years of community organizing, the Central New York Citizens in Action invites YOU to be part of a movement for progressive change based on shared social values. We believe in educating, advocating, and legislating for the collective good. Join us!

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http://www.cnycia.org
https://cnycitizenaction.wordpress.com

Action to Fight for Our Healthcare!

WHAT: A rally/press conference in front of Congresswoman Tenney’s office

WHERE: 555 French Rd, New Hartford

WHEN: Monday, April 10th at 4 PM

WHO: Citizen Action of New York, SEIU 1199, Central NY Citizens in Action, Inc.

WHY: The American Healthcare Act is back! The revived measure, known informally on Capitol Hill as Zombie Trumpcare, attempt to take away more items from the Affordable Care Act, on top of all the bad things that the original legislation proposed. To quote the Greater NY Hospital Association, “Congress is negotiating a bad bill to make it worse”. They want to gut the “Essential Benefits” that insurers are required to provide in their insurance products. Eliminating these benefits will make the Affordable Care Act ineffective towards its goals of getting people health insurance and providing the necessary care.

We will send a message to Congresswoman Tenney – WE CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT! Don’t touch our healthcare!

Hope to see you all on Monday (where the temperature is supposed to be 70 degrees!)

Questions: (315) 725-0974, cnycitizenaction@gmail.com

Please park in the far reaches of the Home Depot lot where you can walk over the grass to 555 French Rd. Please do not park in the lot behind the building at 555 French Road. Please stand in the 4 foot “free speech” zone near the road, Please bring signs. 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. Stay out of the road. The area between the curb and four feet in is considered to be a free speech area (public property).

 

March for Tax Fairness! – Saturday, April 15 at 12 Noon

NO BILLIONAIRE TAX CUTS!

Donald Trump: Release Your Taxes!

Join your fellow citizens on Saturday, April 15 at 12 Noon for the March for Tax Fairness!
Public sidewalk in front of Consumer Square, 4755 Commercial Drive, New Hartford, NY 13413 (We will be in front of Applebee’s.)

Donald Trump and Paul Ryan are preparing to put their tax plans before Congress. Trump’s tax plan will hand $6 TRILLION in tax breaks mostly to the wealthy and corporate special interests. That’s at least three times the cost of George W. Bush’s tax cuts, which helped start an economic downward spiral from which we are still recovering!

How will Trump pay for this massive gift to the rich and powerful? By destroying so many benefits and services that make our families and communities safe and secure. He’ll try to voucherize Medicare to shift costs to retirees, and slash Medicaid, whose biggest costs are for low-income seniors and people with disabilities. He’ll starve our schools and low-income kids who get their meals at school, and slash Medicaid, whose biggest costs are for low-income seniors and people with disabilities. He’ll starve our schools and low-income kids who get their meals at school, and slash funding for research on medical breakthroughs and climate change.

Our demands are: Trump must release his tax returns so we can see which Russian oligarchs he may be in hock to and how much he will profit from his own tax plan; Trump’s $6 trillion tax giveaway that will go mostly to the rich and big corporations must be stopped. The rich and corporations must start paying their fair share of taxes so that we can create millions of good-paying jobs and an economy that works for all of us.

We will be marching and picketing on the public sidewalk. Please park in the large Consumer Square parking lot and do not block entrances, sidewalks, or interfere with traffic. The public sidewalk is a free speech zone.

Please make up signs such as Rich & Corporations: PAY YOUR FAIR SHARE! STOP CORPORATE TAX DODGING! NO CORPORATE TAX CUTS! CLOSE CORPORATE TAX LOOPHOLES! We Have a Right to Know! What Are You Hiding?

We are looking for actors to hold a street theatre production as well as folks who can make large protest symbols.

Questions or volunteers: cnycitizenaction@gmail.com, 315.725.0974


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