Green Party leaders spoke out today about the budget impasse, government shutdown, bipartisan plans to scale back Social Security and Medicare, and looming negotiations on the debt ceiling.
Greens emphasized that the Affordable Care Act, which remains at the center of the stalemate between Democrats, traditional Republicans, and extremist Tea Party Republicans, must be replaced with a single-payer national health care system ("Medicare For All").
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“We feel given the state of the city right now, the people deserve to hear all ideas and perspectives about the cities future,” said Green Party candidate Kevin Bott.
When asked if she would debate, Democratic Mayor Stephanie Miner said "I am working from sun up to sun down, 12-14 hours a day. There is just not a lot of time in the day," she said. "I'm meeting with lots of people, talking about lots of issues so that is what I am focused on,”
"I haven't seen, and I haven't talked to — my people haven't talked to me about — any debates," Democratic Candidate Warren said Wednesday.
The Rochester Regional Community Design Center said Warren called personally to decline their invite that same day. White accepted.