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Senator Chuck Schumer 
Buffalo Office:    Albany Office:
130 South Elmwood Ave. #660     Leo O'Brien Building, Room 420
Buffalo, NY 14202     Albany, NY 12207
Phone  716-846-4111       Phone   518-431-4070
Fax   716-846-4113         Fax   518-431-4076
DC Office:NYC Office:
313 Hart Senate Building  757 Third Avenue Suite 17-02
Washington, DC 20510New York, NY 10017
Phone   202-224-6542 Phone   212-486-4430
Fax   202-224-0420     Fax   212-486-7693
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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Buffalo Office:     Albany Office:
Larkin At Exchange    Leo W. O’Brien Federal Office Building
726 Exchange Street, Suite 511     1 Clinton Square, Room 821
Buffalo, NY 14210Albany, NY 12207
Tel. (716) 854-9725    Tel. (518) 431-0120
Fax (716) 854-9731    Fax (518) 431-0128
Washington DC Office:New York City Office:
478 Russell780 Third AvenueSuite 2601
Washington, DC 20510 New York, New York 10017
Tel. (202) 224-4451     Tel. (212) 688-6262
Fax (202) 228-0282     Fax (212) 688-7444
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U.S. House of Representatives, WNY:
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter
Buffalo Office: • 465 Main Street • Suite 105 • Buffalo, NY 14203 • Phone: (716) 853-5813 • Fax: (716) 853-6347
Niagara Falls Office: • 1910 Pine Avenue • Niagara Falls, NY 14301 • Phone: (716) 282-1274 • Fax: (716) 282-2479
Rochester Office: • 3120 Federal Building • 100 State Street • Rochester, NY 14614 • Phone: (585) 232-4850 • Fax: (585) 232-1954 
Washington D.C. Office: • 2469 Rayburn HOB • Washington, D.C. 20515 • Phone: (202) 225-3615 • Fax: (202) 225-7822
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Congressman Brian Higgins
DC Office: • 431 Cannon HOB • Washington, DC 20515 • Phone: 202-225-3306 • Fax: 202-226-0347
Erie County Office: • Larkin at Exchange • 726 Exchange Street • Suite 601 • Buffalo, NY 14210 • Phone: 716-852-3501 • Fax: 716-852-3929
Chautauqua County Office: • Fenton Building • 2 East Second Street • Suite 300 • Jamestown, NY 14701 • Phone: 716-484-0729 • Fax: 716-484-1049
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Congressman Chris Lee
DC Office: • 1711 Longworth House Office Building • Washington, DC 20515 • Phone: 202.225.5265 • Fax: 202.225.5910
Erie County Office: • 325 Essjay Road, Suite 405 • Williamsville, NY 14221 • Phone: 716.634.2324 • Fax: 716.631.7610
Greece Office: • 1577 West Ridge Road • Greece, NY 14615 • Phone: (585) 663-5570 • Fax: (585) 663-5711
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Letters & Notes From Our Members:

Congresswoman Slaughter,

In your open letter that appears on your website dated August 4th, 2009, you made the statement that  “… In just the first few days of August, reports of corporate sponsored protests are already pouring in…”  and I have to wonder on what basis you can make these wild accusations. As a supporter of these protests and the grass-roots community groups that support them, I have a real problem with this.  I’m not sure you or any of your democrat constituents really have a grasp of just how opposed to the National Healthcare Reform Bill most Americans right here in New York State really are. You seem to be under the assumption that we are, indeed, the rabble of Neanderthals or unruly mob that the liberal media would have the rest of America believe, unable or unwilling to organize, voice opinions, or band together to exercise our rights as citizens, to protest an act or piece of legislation that we don’t agree with. Nothing could be further from the truth.  There is a huge ground swell of opposition to the Healthcare bill as it stands now, and to think that a public voice of opposition this loud is impossible without “corporate” sponsorship, is both wrong and a classic example of liberal elitism. One of the things that makes this country great, is both our willingness and our ability to organize against a common flaw and being willing to stake our public reputations on something that we feel very strongly about, as a people, not as some blind herd of lemmings following some empty rhetoric and prompting by any corporation or financially powerful company.

I’m sure in your educated view, that you believe strongly in your belief that this bill is worth fighting for, but no matter what your personal opinion may be on ANY issue, it is important for you not only as a representative of congress, but as a public servant of the people, to take heed in the words and actions of a citizenry that has mobilized against a common cause, and that you work for us, we don’t just follow along with you.To make flippant, unsubstantiated claims of corporate sponsorship without any documentation to back it up, is the height of irresponsibility, is inaccurate, and quite frankly, seems an awful lot like you would rather push your own agenda through to save face with your party, than to listen to anything the opposition has to say. For someone in public office to dismiss such a large portion of the population, which has been driven to public demonstration, takes an unmitigated gall.

Please take a minute to stop and think what you are doing. It’s not the republicans or those of us that are on the “right” that you need to worry about, it’s the voters on your own side of the aisle that can see your arrogance and lack of understanding of this opposition, which will be your undoing. You may like to keep your party happy, but you should like getting re-elected better, and if you don’t stop dismissing any views that are not that of your own, then you will have neither.

Thanks for your time.
A concerned, UN-SPONSORED citizen,
(Name, Town & State)

(Submitted by Merrick W. Allen, Eden NY)

"I'm so sorry I cannot be there today [Higgins' Protest]. I have a class to teach. There is nothing I would like better than to be there and exercise my first ammendment right. Keep up the good work!!! I am a young cancer patient with 3 little kids and my husband is a transplant patient, currently waiting for another transplant. This health care bill is unconstitutional!! These people are NAZI's even more than they realize. You are NOT alone!! Thank you for the updates."

~Alicia H.

"OK people....most of you are alarmed & unhappy with what's going on with our government. Most of our elected officials are clearly not listening to "We the People".

It's time for y'all to WAKE UP, get off the couch & DO something.

Afterall, what DO you want for the future of your kids/grandkids???  It's not about us, THEY are the ones who won't have the America WE grew up with. That will be OUR legacy to them  for our laziness.
Think about it. When you are older and reflect back on your life, do you think you will find peace knowing that YOU did nothing???"

Gangster Government
Health-Rationing Czars


"Calling congress is quick and easy.  Within 5 minutes I called all seven congressman.  Our US Congress employees on the other end of the phone line seem to expect these phone calls and are polite and efficient (to the point).  It is just very important to stress the words "do NOT vote for", as they could be misheard.  REMEMBER IT ONLY TAKES 5 MINUTES TO MAKE 7 CALLS, BUT STRESS THE "NOT"!!!"
Continue reading here.

~Randy K.

"I called 22 offices on Friday before the end of business.  (One of the 22 I called was our own Rep. Lee.)  There was a variety of reactions.  Most were polite.  I did try to say something - that the plan doesn't make sense, that it will cost more money rather than saving money, that Congress's own CBO predicts more than $1 trillion additional costs, that the bill will hurt or wipe out small business, that the bill will take away our freedom of choice, that some folks actually choose to NOT have healthcare, that the bill is half-baked.  I asked whether or not the Rep. would be willing to sign up for this wonderful healthcare it was FORCING on everyone else. 

It was intimidating a bit for a bashful person like me who avoids confrontation.  I began to wonder what gave me the right to call busy congressional offices of representatives from other states.  Then I reminded myself - this is a crucial moment in American history.  This is one of the worst pieces of legislation ever created.  No one has read it all.  No one knows how much it will cost.  It takes away our freedoms. 

Good luck to everyone.  Make your voices heard.  This attempt to steamroll a horrible law through Congress is not American." 
Let Freedom Ring.
~Amy D.

Proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants! 
Leviticus 25:10


Brian Higgins Fundraiser/Protest

"I went in to the fundraiser. Yes, I'm still alive.  I was even able to  hammer two liberal patients there!  Interesting to say the least.  I spoke with Brian a number of times (he couldn't get too far from me), being very polite and intrigued.  When he did his monolog, he did mention someting about "We in here and They out there".  Not at all derogatory but he did make a distinction.  I approached him afterward and advised him, "It is not a good thing to vilify those who disagree with you.  There are many,many more of "them" out there than you see and they have a valid point that isn't being addressed.  If 51% of "them" decide to vote you out, you will lose your job.  I was supposed to be out there with "them".  I came here to discuss our point of view and why it's valid.  It is the best interest of us all to stop this health care bill until someone in government actually reads it."  He stopped for a second, looked down then up and told me he didn't think of it that way. Progress?  Planted a little seed did I?  Who knows.  Now, Stachowski.  He left after I got done with him.  My father even came to me and wondered what I said.  I left with pride and honor, knowing that I got access and audience with these people.  Do you think I'll ever be invited again? LOL  Eric  P.S. I scolded Stachowski on the addition to my electric bill.  When he said it was one dollar a month for 3 years, I said, "I didn't cause the mess in the government from your incompetence, why should I pay for it."  Not nasty but with courosity.  It was worth the 35 bucks.  On to Washington 912."