ITHACA, N.Y. — Protesters are planning to gather at Congressman Tom Reed’s offices throughout the Southern Tier Friday to object to his support in taking steps to repeal or “gut” the Affordable Care Act.

A protest in Ithaca is happening from 1 – 1:45 p.m. at 401 E. State St. Suite 410, located near the History Center. 

Reed states on his website:

“Our friends and neighbors from around the region have made it clear that we must repeal and replace Obamacare…These big government mandates are making it harder for people to find work, let alone afford the healthcare they need. It’s time to end this failed policy.” 

Organizer Joel Blizzard,  of Indivisible of the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes, said in an email, “We started our group after the election of Trump in order to hold a defensive stance against the destructive policies he and the Republican dominated government will attempt to pass.”

Jolene Almendarez

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