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March 11, 2013

Street Talk

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The Daily Star

---- — Do you think protests affect lawmakers?

“I would hope so. They are supposed to be representing the people.”

Tara Mosher Campoli, Oneonta, Springbrook coordinator

“Some laws have been influenced. I email representatives occasionally.”

Joyce Henderson, Lisle, retired

“I think it has a small impact, not necessarily a major one.”

Tammy Christman, Oneonta, director of volunteer services at Catskill Hospice

“I hope not. Just because you can get 100 people that don’t have anything better to do than protest something, doesn’t mean it’s the right policy.”

Gary Enders,

Oneonta, student

“I think a small effect. It’s not like every group can get what they want, and it makes lawmakers see what issues there are.”

Craig Topkins,

Oneonta, retired