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Gibson protest rallies in Kinderhook, Saratoga

Feb 25, 2011 7:48 am

At least 50 concerned citizens came together outside Congressman Chris Gibson’s office in Kinderhook on February 24 to protest his recent vote in support of federal budget cuts, which he has said he made despite having qualms about many of the cuts he was voting for. Francisca Olsen of the Register-Star reported that the protest was sponsored by MoveOn.org and Columbia County Voice, and gave residents the opportunity to sound off on what they see as partisan cuts to programs that benefit the community. A similar protest, more focused on specific cuts designed to decimate Planned Parenthood, was held simultaneously in Saratoga and reported on in The Saratogian. Much was made of the recent Congress' decision to cut the Corporation for Public Broadcasting but keep funding deals for agency advertisement funding for Nascar races. Small groups of Gibson supporters, most from outside Columbia County, in Kinderhook, and Saratoga in that city, held up signs of their own. They were organized with the help of local Tea Parties, as reported here in recent days.

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