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Rep. Reed Meets Protests in Geneva

Rep. Tom Reed and a protester outside his office on Exchange St. in downtown Geneva
Kelly Walker
Finger Lakes Public Radio

Congressman Tom Reed was in downtown Geneva Tuesday afternoon for a Tax Cuts Work rally. It was organized by the Job Creators Network, an organization funded in part by Home Depot founder Bernie Marcus. The event was billed as part of a campaign to publicize and amplify the positive impacts Americans are experiencing as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was signed into law in December. When Representative Reed arrived at his office on Exchange Street around 4 o’clock, a large crowd of protestors had gathered.

The event was originally scheduled for Bicentennial Park, but was moved inside Reed’s office. Protestors packed the small space and carried on a lively exchange, first with Tim Jones of the Job Creators Network and then Representative Reed.

Many of the people who gathered are members of the group Reeds Last Term, which has been holding monthly protests in front of Reed’s Geneva office for the past year. This was the first time that Congressman Reed was in his Geneva office when the protestors were on hand.

Kelly Walker started his public radio career at WBAA in West Lafayette, Indiana in 1985 and has spent some time in just about every role public broadcasting has to offer. He has spent substantive time in programming and development at KWMU in St. Louis, WFIU in Bloomington, Indiana, and Troy Public Radio in Alabama before his arrival in Geneva, New York. In addition, his work has been heard on many other public radio stations as well as NPR. Kelly also produces The Sundilla Radio Hour, which airs Sundays at 1 p.m. on Finger Lakes Public Radio and is distributed to public radio stations all over the country through PRX.
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