As residents of the area, we feel that we have a responsibility to our Mohawk Valley listeners to help those recently affected by flooding.

In the face of Governor Cuomo's statement this week that he was "not overly optimistic" that the area would receive a federal disaster declaration,  we are originating a petition to change that.  Our petition will require thousands of signatures before it will receive any consideration by members of Congress, or be brought to the attention of President Obama.