U.S. House Speaker John Boehner headlined a fundraiser for New York Congressman Chris Gibson Tuesday evening. The Sullivan County event drew about 75 protestors, who gathered to tell the two Republicans that their votes are hurting working families.
Occupy groups and others plan to protest during the Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Premiers.
Demonstrations are planned Sunday and Monday.
Organizers say they want the governors and premiers to focus on the human rights of the people in the region and a process that engages them in holding their governments accountable for protecting their rights.
The 36th annual conference will be co-hosted by Gov. Peter Shumlin and Quebec Premier Jean Charest.