A town hall meeting to discuss the impact of President Trump's proposed budget on Western New York gets underway at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium of Hamburg Central High School, 4111 Legion Drive.
Assemblyman Sean Ryan, D-Buffalo, and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz are expected to attend, as well as representatives of health care, education and environmental groups. The event is being hosted by Richard Lipsitz, president of the WNY Area Labor Federation, a co-sponsor of the event.
The panel will discuss the impact of the budget on civil rights and social justice, the rights of women, immigrants, refugees and LGBTQ people, the environment, the Great Lakes, infrastructure, affordable housing and health care, jobs and economic development.
The town hall is sponsored by Southtowns Concerned Citizens and co-sponsored by the Western New York Peace Center, Stronger Together-Southtowns, Hamburg Democratic Party, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, Working Families Party, Buffalo Resists, Citizens Against Collins, Liberty Union Progressives, Wyoming County Democratic Committee, SEIU-1199, CWA-1168, the Healthcare Education Project, Turning Election Emotion into Action, We the People and the local Sister District for Western New York.
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