Tom Reed stops at Bullseye Shooter's Supply on his "Working and Listening Tour"
Painted Post- Tom Reed knows how to handle firearms and now he knows the struggles of owning and operating a sporting goods store. “Gun ownership is a constitutionally guaranteed right under the Second Amendment. I am dedicated to protecting it,” said Tom Reed. “It’s family owned and operated businesses like, Bullseye Shooter's Supply, which are the backbone of our economy. They are the small businesses that suffer when Obama and Democrats in Congress try to restrict our gun rights. It’s only fair that we fight to protect our rights and jobs."
Reed spent Tuesday afternoon at Bullseye Shooter's Supply, in Painted Post, with Owner Jeff Jones, to better understand the day-to-day operations of a firearm supply store. While helping stock shelves and learning about the procedure to purchase firearms, Reed and Jones discussed how Governor Cuomo and President Obama’s attempts to restrict gun ownership have impacted the business.
“I am proud to have Tom Reed come to our family store because he has never stopped fighting for our rights,” stated Jeff Jones, Owner of Bullseye Shooter's Supply. "It's nice to see a member of Congress not only say where they stand on the issues, but to actually be out showing it, especially on an issue like gun rights. Tom was the first candidate in New York State to sign the anti-SAFE Act pledge. This is just one example of Tom making sure our voices are always heard.”
“Tom has repeatedly stood up to Clinton, Cuomo, and DC John Plumb’s liberal, anti-gun agenda that infringes on our rights,” said Amy Hasenberg, Tom Reed for Congress Spokeswoman. “Tom has proven he cares about our rights and he will keep fighting for us as he always has.”
Tom Reed talks with a customer at Bullseye Shooter's Supply in Painted Post.
Tom Reed spent Tuesday afternoon working at Bullseye Shooter's Supply in Painted Post while on his "Working and Listening" tour.
Fighting for Social Security for future generations
by Tom Reed
I know firsthand the importance of Social Security because I was raised on it. My father died when I was very young which left my mother to raise my siblings and me herself. She relied on Social Security and my father's military death benefits to take care of us. Now, as a member of Congress I am fighting to make sure Social Security is around for generations to come.
Our families grew up contributing to Social Security. We grew up counting on Social Security to be around for if and when we need it. It's only fair that we stand up and fight to protect it for our generations and for kids and grandkids. A promise made is a promise kept.
Protecting Social Security should not be a political issue. It is something we can do by working together.
I was a cosponsor of No Label's Strategic Agenda Resolution which strives to achieve four main goals for our nation on a bipartisan basis. One of those goals is to secure Social Security and Medicare for the next 75 years. I am dedicated to achieving this goal.
I will fight to protect Social Security because I know from personal experience how important it is. We regularly hear from New Yorkers telling us how important Social Security is to their families and we work tirelessly to address any concerns or problems with it. We are fighting for you and your family.
Lakewood-- Tom Reed starts the 2016 campaign season in Western New York.
“Chautauqua County is home to more than 130,000 people. I am proud to bring their voices to Washington because I truly care about these families,” said Tom Reed. “We need to fight for fair policies to bring more jobs home to Western New York--I’m dedicated to you and your family.”
“Tom Reed is a proven leader in Western New York,” said Andy Goodell, New York State Assemblyman. “Both Tom and his staff are constantly accessible to talk with and address our families’ needs. Tom is who we need in Washington because he will make sure families in Western New York are put first."
“We need to have someone who is truly a New Yorker, who chose to live here representing us,” continued Goodell. “That person is Tom Reed.”
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Corning--Tom Reed's campaign shows what a day in the life of a genuine, caring representative looks like in their second television ad of 2016.
"My true home is here in New York with my family. I ran to protect and to create jobs and career opportunities for our kids and their kids. We have had more than 200 townhall meetings since 2010 to talk to families throughout our communities to find better ways to take care of each other and protect our home. That's what is fair and that is what a real representative needs to do," said Tom Reed.
Elmira--Tom Reed stopped by Southerntier Custom Fabricators on Thursday afternoon to listen and discuss additional ways to help regional manufacturers invest in themselves and work together to stop the TransPacific Partnership. “We need to make sure our manufacturers have the tools to succeed,” said Tom Reed. “Stopping the TransPacific Partnership is one of the many things we must do to keep manufacturing jobs around for generations to come.”
Ian Morrell, president of Southerntier Custom Fabricators said, "I'm a local manufacturer here in Elmira. It's not fair that jobs are shipped overseas in my industry and many others. We need people standing up for us like Tom Reed who opposes TPP in order to take care of our businesses and keep these jobs here at home."
"TPP is a deal that harms our workers and our families. We need more people to oppose this deal like Tom Reed,” said Don Kraft Sr., Steel Metal Workers Union 112.
“Tom is fighting for jobs and our future while DC John Plumb fights for Washington,” said Amy Hasenberg, Tom Reed for Congress Spokeswomen. "Tom Reed puts New York jobs first - he always has and always will."
Corning- Tom Reed advances his commitment to solving poverty in New York and nationwide. “I am committed to taking care of our families,” said Tom Reed. “We need to better understand poverty on all levels both rural and urban. This is why I’ve been in urban Cleveland, Rochester, and throughout Western New York in our rural district trying to understand poverty on different levels.”
“By taking a deeper look into poverty throughout our nation, we can find the root cause and address it fairly in order to give our families the ability to boost themselves up,” continued Reed.
Tom with his family and Rep. Tom Emmer (MN) with his family helped serve kids meals at the Cleveland Boys and Girls Club. Kristin Warzocha, CEO & President of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank said, “We were delighted that Congressman Reed and his family joined us at a summer meal site when he was in Cleveland...” She continued by praising Reed for his dedication to solving hunger and poverty related issues, “We know from his past leadership that he understands the importance of providing nutritious food for struggling families and seniors in our communities. His efforts led to the charitable food donation tax credit becoming permanent. Bravo!”
“We must set politics aside and come together to create fair policies that give our families the chance to succeed,” continued Reed. “I’ve been working with and talking with congressional leaders nationally including Speaker Paul Ryan, in addition to leaders throughout New York like Mayor Warren of Rochester. By working with these leaders we can address poverty nationwide.”
Tom Reed unites with law enforcement. "Last week at the Republican National Convention, law enforcement from around the country and across the political spectrum descended upon Cleveland," said Tom Reed. "Police do not ask about your party when they come to protect you, they only ask how they can help. We need to follow their lead. We need to take care of our law enforcement and make sure they're treated fairly."
"I'm one hundred percent behind our men and women in blue ," stated Tom Reed. "Thank you to every law enforcement officer who puts his or her life on the line for our families every day here in New York and around the nation."
"Tim Kaine, former Democratic National Committee Chairman, is another establishment insider, like DC John Plumb, fighting to continue Obama's disastrous policies," said Amy Hasenberg, Tom Reed for Congress Spokeswoman. "Kaine rubber-stamped Obama's failed policies and forced them on the American people."
"In the typical ‘Washington Way’, Kaine and Clinton have flip flopped on key issues to better align with the DC establishment whether it's supporting TPP or trying to crush our Second Amendment rights. This is something we are certain to see again with DC John Plumb," continued Hasenberg.
TPP is a disastrous deal for our families, but Kaine was in favor of it last week and Clinton called it the 'gold standards of trade deals.' Both quickly flipped to opposing TPP as soon as they were running for our nation's highest offices. Clinton and Kaine are also trying to take away our gun rights.
"Clinton, Kaine, and Plumb are typical DC insiders putting their needs above the people's. They support deals that hurt our families and they want to take away our rights. We must take care of our families, but Clinton, Kaine, and Plumb are clearly not the answer," stated Hasenberg.
Corning- Today, the Reed campaign blasted the Democratic National Committee for their disgraceful undermining of democracy. “Once again we are seeing the true colors of the DNC and their outrageous actions to deceive American voters,” said Amy Hasenberg, Tom Reed for Congress Spokeswoman. “Clinton, Kaine, and DC John Plumb have proven time and time again that their actions are self-interested, unfair, and harmful to our families.”
Early this week, another email scandal surfaced around the Clinton campaign. This time exposing top leaders at the DNC for undemocratically, guaranteeing Clinton the party’s nomination. John Plumb was certainly on the same page as he was an early endorser of Clinton regardless of the fact she lost every county in this district. Ringleader Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Chair of the DNC, has resigned as a result.
“It’s no surprise that the DNC and DC establishment have taken these distasteful steps to rig a system aimed at empowering voters. Democracy is about the people’s vote, and we are seeing how desperate Washington insiders, like John Plumb, are to hold onto the current status quo,” Hasenberg continued.
Immediately after her resignation, Wasserman-Shultz was added to the Clinton campaign as a Co-Chair of her campaign committee. “Clinton’s promotion of Wasserman-Shultz to her campaign is the typical ‘Washington Way’ of DC insiders like Clinton and DC John Plumb. These DC insider are looking out for each other instead of taking care of the American people,” said Hasenberg.