Citizen Action holds protest outside Congresswoman Tenney’s new Binghamton office

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A handful of protesters demonstrated outside the new Binghamton office of Congresswoman Claudia Tenney on Thursday, renewing their demand that she hold a Town Hall meeting in our area.

The protest was organized by Citizen Action which recently held its own Town Hall meeting in Binghamton without Tenney.

The group is also concerned that Republican plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will leave millions of people without healthcare.

On Thursday, the demonstrators delivered a thumb drive with video testimonials from their Town Hall event of people describing their personal experiences benefiting from Obamacare.

Stan Scobie’s son was forced into bankruptcy due to large medical bills prior to the ACA.

“He has ACA coverage now, that’s working well for him. I would like to see that continue for him and the other 20 million people who are covered,” said Scobie.

The group also delivered some written testimonials from ACA supporters to Tenney’s staff member.

Tenney recently opened her Binghamton office on the second floor of the MetroCenter, down the hall from where the previous Congressman, Richard Hanna, had his office.

After initially telling NewsChannel 34 that she didn’t intend to hold in-person Town Hall meetings, Tenney reversed course last week and agreed to one in Binghamton and one in Utica sometime this month.

No dates have yet been set.

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