Schreibman Hears Women Issues

By Kelly McCarthy

October 25, 2012 Updated Oct 25, 2012 at 9:42 AM EST

Sidney, NY (WBNG Binghamton) As election day nears one political candidate for the newly redrawn 19th congressional district is making stops to focus on women and family issues.

Ulster County native Julian Schreibman stopped by the Trackside Diner in Sidney.

He met up with women from various backgrounds from the area to see which issues are most important to them.

"For me I was here to make sure that I was listening to and hearing their priorities and their concerns of longtime residents of the community, as folks that are concerned about women's health care," said Schreibman.

The uncertainty of Planned Parenthood's future, Medicaid and Medicare services, and veteran benefits were all topics of interest.

"I know the major focus in this country is on economics and jobs, but I think that for me, and for a lot of women, the women's health issues are the ones that will affect us directly and affect our families," said Ellen Lee from Bainbridge.

At the end of the discussion the women participating said they felt they had learned a lot on possible outcomes for women's issues important to them.

Schreibman stopped at a diner in Liberty before the get together and was heading to Oneonta afterward for similar meetings.

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