State Senator Patty Ritchie is teaming with the Fort Drum Liaison Organization to urge everyone in Central New York to stand up for Fort Drum by signing an online petition.

Ritchie says the military is now considering whether they should cut personnel at Fort
Drum by 16,000.  Ritchie says it would be a terrific blow to the community and the economy.  She says Fort Drum is not only the area's largest employer, but is the New York's largest single-site employer.  Ritchie also says the post generates $1 billion in economic benefits every year.

To sign the online petition, visit Ritchie's website.