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Protesters gather in front of Hanna's office to send message

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - About 20 protesters gathered Tuesday outside U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna's office to show their discontent with Congress.

Some of the protesters are furloughed workers who are temporarily out of work. The protesters are hoping to send a message to their congressman to work to get the government reopened.

"We need him to vote for a just and fair budget that is balanced and does not simply favor one group over another," Ted Tottey of Organizing for Action said. "We need a lot of help and we need him to take an independent stand."

In a response, Hanna said: "As my votes demonstrate, I have not been in favor of this government shutdown from the beginning. The White House and Congress need to find a resolution to this unfortunate situation as soon as possible so that Upstate New Yorkers are not inconvenienced by this impasse any longer."

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