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New congressman needs to work for people who have suffered during pandemic

Posted 3 August 2020 at 9:52 pm

Editor:

To the unemployed citizens of WNY, NYS Department of Labor says we are recovering from the worst economic downturn in 75 years. Job losses were greatest in the leisure and hospitality sector, the “service industry.”

Future unemployment benefits are questionable. These are dark, scary times. Please don’t be embarrassed; use your local food pantry. Besides income, you probably also lost a most basic human right, health care during a pandemic.

Our new Congressman Chris Jacobs seems to be confused. Jacobs was elected to a position of service. Jacobs is the only WNY representative who voted to discontinue the Affordable Care Act option for health insurance. Fortunately, the bill didn’t pass. This is not the behavior of someone who “serves” us.

Representative Jacobs will be up for reelection in November. Our vote is power in a democracy.

Carol Nochajski

Wilson