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Protest for Martin & Marketing NY Wineries
A 10-Year-Old Ithacan's Rally For Justice & A New Marketing Strategy Is Developed for NY Wineries
Gizem Sakalli
| April 5, 2012
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There is no age for taking action. A 10-year-old Ithacan asked for justice for Trayvon Martin's case and raised awareness.

New York State Senator expresses the need to start marketing the HudsonValley wineries to increase touristic interest.

 

Aidan Setlock, a ten-year-old boy from Ithaca has rallied for Trayvon Martin and justice in the Dewitt Park on Sunday  afternoon. Setlock said that he saw the news about the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in an online article. He wanted to protest the unjust situation and advocate for Matin’s rights by spreading the word around. He planned a rally and walked around the park carrying a sign saying “I buy candy and don’t get shot. I want justice”. Setlock expressed that his rally succeeded because now more people talk about the news and especially his friends are more aware of the importance of the issue.

Senator Charles Schumer recently expressed the need for marketing the wineries in New York State. It is known that though a lot of tourists visit the state, not many of them are directed to the wineries. In his visit to a winery in Washingtonville, Senator said that a campaign for publicizing the Hudson Valley wineries could be attached to the project “Brand USA” that was initiated in 2010. The strategy will include the exploitation of social media, print and broadcast media, special activities and several contests. The winery owners support this campaign and they hope that traffic to wineries in Hudson Valley will increase in the future.

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