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Governor Cuomo and our legislature passed the “NY SAFE ACT.” It will reduce gun violence in our state. Predictably, it is under attack by the National Rifle Association and allied groups. :::We are joining with the SEIU 1199 to lobby in Albany. This free bus trip will last from 8:00 to 4:30 with breakfast and lunch included. Meet up at 250 S Clinton St. Park in the M Lot at the corner of W Fayette and S Clinton Sts. (Parking in that lot may be validated. No sure yet.) Show your determination to keep our excellent new law!:::You must call this number to get a seat on the free bus. 315-424-1743 Ext 110 Ask for Nekeia:::Also sign up here.
Originally posted by Tardacus
It sounds like they are joining the union protestors so is the SEIU 1199 union paying for the food and buses or is obama paying for them?
Originally posted by DarthMuerte
Have all of the NRA protestors call and sign up for the free bus ride and meals. The fewer moochers that show up, the better.
LinkageThat is funny stuff there, but considering this next fact.
Most of SEIU’s membership is black and Hispanic, while most of the opponents of the Cuomo law are white. Advocates on both sides of the issue were concerned that any confrontation would be seen as having racial overtones
But late last week, rally backers were startled to learn that 1199, which has strong ties to Cuomo, Mayor Bloomberg and the state Democratic Party, had joined with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence to bus backers of the new law to a counter-rally.
As word of the planned counter-rally spread, the Albany police and aides to Cuomo agreed there was the potential for a serious confrontation.
So i disagree w/the OP's assertion Obama was gonna bus people in and forward that Cuomo was behind it and he realized what the political price was going to be.
Nah, Seabag this has little to do with Obama and all to do with Cuomo. He wants to get himself in the White House and is trying to steal a page from Chicago operating procedures. There is a guy worse than Obama when it comes to political double talk.
But we have two very different sides doing the exact opposite on the same day. Can you not see a potential problem here?