Unshackle Upstate to Unveil an Aggressive New Grassroots Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 14, 2009

Unshackle Upstate to Unveil an Aggressive New Grassroots Campaign

Disappointed and discouraged by a year of missed opportunities and damaging mistakes by our New York state government, Unshackle Upstate, a bi-partisan coalition co-founded by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, is stepping up its advocacy with a new and aggressive social media campaign.

Join us for a webinar news conference, our way of giving you an in depth view of the campaign, aimed at educating citizens on the issues and empowering them to make informed and beneficial choices in next year’s statewide elections, which includes all 212 seats in the Legislature. The new platform, the first of its kind in New York, incorporates the website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other platforms, and will be a major new tool to give taxpayers and employers greater access to their elected officials and hold them accountable for the dysfunction within state government.

What: Brian Sampson, executive director of Unshackle Upstate, hosts an interactive webinar with the media. During the webinar, the media will have an opportunity to ask questions as well as gain insight into Unshackle Upstate’s advocacy plans for 2010

When: 3 p.m. TOMORROW, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009

Where: Use the following link to register for the webinar: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/278782992

Those interested in participating must register in advance. Once you have registered you will receive an email enabling you to add the event to your calendar, which will contain the actual link you need to use to attend the webinar.

The event is open to all media members.

About Unshackle Upstate
Unshackle Upstate, a bi-partisan coalition co-founded by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership representing more than 45,000 employers with approximately 1.5 million workers, urges taxpayers and employers to take action by visiting www.unshackleupstate.com.

ABOUT THE BUFFALO NIAGARA PARTNERSHIP
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is the region’s private sector economic development organization and regional chamber of commerce, representing nearly a quarter of a million employees in the Buffalo Niagara region. The Partnership’s work has three main focuses: advocacy, business development and convening. By mobilizing members and strategic partners around common goals, the Partnership grows private investment and jobs in Buffalo Niagara.


For Press Inquiries, Please Contact Grant Loomis, Vice President, Government Affairs at gloomis@thepartnership.org or 716-541-1736