Rowdy Crowds Greet Rep. Reed at Weekend Town Hall Meetings

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Hundreds of heated constituents, both on opposite sides of the political spectrum, made their voices heard at Congressman Tom Reed’s town hall meetings over the weekend.

The crowd in the Town of Allen on Saturday was so big, one resident said you could almost hear their chants from a mile away.

Many like Dora Leland of Corning, raised concerns over current policies and their impending changes, particularly the affordable care act.

“He keeps saying that there’s going to be a replacement that’s accessible, but that’s certainly not the same as affordable. A lot of people are really, really scared that they’re going to be without health insurance,” Leland said.

Others were worried about the state of Planned Parenthood under the new administration.

“To defund it limits the affordable care that women and men are able to get,” Gail Farnham, Resident of Ithaca said.

Reed’s supporters who showed up Saturday called the Congressman courageous for addressing the open crowds, “Tom stood here and answered all of their different questions, throughout the whole time, Jeff Luckey,” Resident of Greene said.

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