The Rural Patriot

September 21, 2006

Three Protests in Two Days

Filed under: Eric Massa,Randy Kuhl — theruralpatriot @ 10:43 pm

‘Doughnut holes’ protest Cheney-Kuhl visit

September 21, 2006 11:19 am — About a dozen people gathered this morning to protest Vice President Dick Cheney’s visit to Rochester tomorrow, for a fundraiser for Rep. Randy Kuhl, R-Hammondsport, Steuben County, at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

Carrying signs and boxes of “doughnut holes,” protesters outside Kuhl’s office in Fairport urged a fix for Medicare Part D, the federal prescription drug plan for the elderly.

Three protests were planned. In addition to this morning’s protest, an anti-war rally is being held at 5:30 p.m. today outside the Federal Building on State Street.  Tomorrow, an anti-war rally will be held at 4:30 p.m. at Washington Square Park, then the group plans to move toward the Convention Center.

V.P. Cheney will be in Rochester for a short, 2 hour period of time (4pm – 6pm; from plane landing to plane departure).  He will be speaking to the attendees at 5:35 pm.  The event is being held at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

To counter the Kuhl fundraising activities, Kuhl’s Democratic opponent Eric Massa will be holding a barbeque fundraiser tomorrow at noon at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Henrietta to raise money for the local Veterans Outreach Center.

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