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A Demonstration to Demand Answers
February 20, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A number of local activist groups in the WNY area have agreed to come together at Congressman Chris Collins’ Lancaster Office (2813 Wehrle D, Lancaster, NY) to demand that Cong. Collins hold a Town Hall meeting with voters in the 27th District. After repeated attempts to be heard, We the People feel that the Congressman has left us with no choice but to demonstrate.
Over the past couple of weeks, Mr. Collins has found time to give repeated interviews to CNN and other media outlets in order to defend the Trump administration, yet continues to diminish and berate the wishes of his constituents. We believe his refusal to meet with us constitutes a breach of the principles of republican government and democracy. The founders and framers of this great country believed that our representatives should be responsive to the citizens of their district and meet with them periodically to hear their concerns.
Congressman Collins’ fear of being embarrassed does not preclude our right to a public forum, and we intend to let him know this.
Sponsors: WNY Peace Center, ACTion Buffalo, Citizens Against Collins, Turning Election Emotion Into Action, #BuffaloResists
*Our Sister event will be held at Chris Collins Geneseo office @ 128 Main St. Geneseo, NY 14454
*This demonstration is a spontaneous response to statements made by Chris Collins over the last week. It is intended to be a peaceful event in the spirit of our 1st amendment rights. Anyone seeking to restrict those rights will be met with swift, legal action. We expect all attendees to be peaceful, civil, and compliant with the principles of law and order.