Cuomo must go. That’s the sentiment of so many New Yorkers and Americans around the country. This weekend, that message will resonate loud and clear at a big anti-Cuomo rally in the Empire State.
The Freedom Rally will be held at the H Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge, New York (Suffolk County) on Saturday, November 21. Organizers are touting the event as a chance for citizens to stand against the tyranny and overreach from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. New Yorkers are sick of businesses and school closings, tired of the separation of families, and yearning for the opportunity to return to churches and other houses of worship. They blame Cuomo for the current sad state of affairs.
The Freedom Rally group is calling out Cuomo for restricting people’s rights to live as a free citizens. In flyers for the event, organizers say it is ‘Time to tell King Andy that enough is enough’.
New Yorkers have grown increasingly tired of Cuomo’s act, particularly his bungling of the state’s COVID-19 response, his neglect of seniors, and his actions toward the Jewish community.
Under Cuomo’s policies, upwards of 6,700 people died of COVID-19 in New York nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Cuomo has also pointed to the ‘religious practices’ of Orthodox Jews as a reason why the virus has spread in New York City. He has called for the shutdown of many synagogues and Jewish businesses.
Yet, Cuomo will be getting a pay raise come January. Although the state faces a budget deficit of $63 billion, mostly tied to the Chinese coronavirus, Cuomo’s salary will increase from $225,000 to $250,000. Cuomo is set to be the highest-paid governor in the nation.
“Why does Governor Cuomo keep releasing violent, convicted criminals and imprisoning law-abiding, hard-working citizens and small business owners with forced shutdowns and absurd, inconsistent policies?,” Jennifer Harrison asked. Harrison is a member of the Freedom Rally organizing committee and a MAGA Mama Grizzlies For Free & Fair Elections board member. “We will not stand for it,” Harrison told Sarah Palin dot com. “We are taking back New York.”
Representatives from the Republican party will be speaking during the day, as will advocates for seniors, gym and restaurant owners/employees, small business owners, supporters of law enforcement, medical freedom proponents, and members of patriot groups. Each person has a story of how the reckless policies of Cuomo have had an adverse effect on themselves and the community.
Unlike so many liberal events, this rally will not be featuring any violence, looting, or destruction. Instead, the group is planning for music, book signings, booths, and fun. Unlike a BLM or Antifa mob scene, this event is designed to be family-friendly.
While those in attendance may have a good time on Saturday, the urgent messages that will be delivered are very serious.
Organizers want to build on the momentum they had in this past election to get Cuomo out in 2022. As for the very near future, the group has another message for the governor who most in attendance consider to be a real turkey. “Thanksgiving isn’t canceled,” Harrison said. “Not in New York, not in America.”
Just in case Cuomo has operatives hiding in the bushes on Saturday, they can rest easy. While celebrating freedom and liberty, attendees will be encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Saturday’s Freedom Rally begins at 11 am local time. No word on if Chris Cuomo will be covering it.
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