Protestors hold die in demonstration for Collins

'Die-In' Demonstration Against Rep. Collins

LANCASTER, N.Y. - A group of people unhappy with Congressman Chris Collins (R - Clarence) gathered in Lancaster Thursday afternoon.

It was organized by local activist groups who call the Congressman's vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act 'reckless'.  They claim, among other things, the rollback will raise premiums for people with pre-existing conditions or deny them care outright.

2 On Your Side received the following statement from Congressman Collin's office in response to Thursday's action:

"These events are just the latest political stunt from ultra-liberal activists intent on fighting President Trump's agenda. Congressman Collins promised his constituents he would repeal and replace the Obamacare disaster, and the silent majority are pleased to see him accomplish this goal. Despite pressure from hobbyist protestors, Congressman Collins will continue to fight for what is best for the hardworking families of the 27th District, who deserve patient-centered health care that lowers premiums."

The WNY Peace Center, Stand Up WNY, and Buffalo Resists were among the organizations taking part in the event at Walden Pond.

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