TODAY: Courage for America’s Bus Tour Hosts Press Conference in Albany To Demand Rep. Stefanik Promise To “Back Off Our Benefits”

Advocates Ramp Up Pressure on MAGA Republicans Ahead of Potential Default Crisis and McCarthy’s 100th Day

ALBANY, NY — Today (4/12) at 10 AM ET, as part of its nationwide “Back Off Our Benefits” bus tour, Courage for America will host a press conference with local advocates in Albany, NY at the State Capitol to call on Representative Stefanik to promise her constituents that she will not cut essential programs that Americans rely on — including Social Security, Medicare, and veterans’ benefits.

NOTE: Rep. Stefanik’s constituents invited her to attend the event and make this promise to their constituents, but they did not hear back from the office. 

Constituents of Rep. Stefanik will join Courage for America council members and allies to shine a light on how MAGA lawmakers’ political games are pushing the country towards a default crisis at the expense of American seniors, veterans, and children.

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  • WHO: 
    • Danielle Hindieh, Courage for America councilmember
    • Wanda Willingham, County Legislator
    • Gabriella Romero, Common Defense councilmember
    • Katherine Betzinger, NY-21 resident and town chair of Brunswick
    • Joanne Dittes Yepsen, former local elected official
    • Additional constituents and community leaders from NY-21
  • WHEN: Today, April 12 at 10 AM ET (check-in begins at 9:30 AM ET) 
  • WHERE: State Capitol Building, West Capitol Park, State St. and, Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12224


** B-ROLL AND PHOTO VISUAL: “Back Off Our Benefits” branded bus, signs being held by individuals; large “empty promise” placard; local community members speaking; campaign members wearing Courage for America t-shirts and sweatshirts**