Billboards saying 'Cuomo Has Failed Us,' have popped up in Buffalo, with the people behind them calling for the reopening of businesses sooner, rather than later.

Enter your number to get our free mobile app

The billboards are located along the 190 and the 33. They are calling for Governor Andrew Cuomo, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz to "Re-Open New York" and "Help Us," according to a press release emailed to me. They are the efforts of WNY small business owners, who are ready to reopen our region's economy.

By Tim Walton (used with permission)

More: NYS Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul Talks COVID-19 [Interview]

"What people don't understand is this isn't close your business and maybe you're out a little bit of money. This is people who have gone through hell, worked 80 hours a week, sacrificed their life savings, housing, and years of their life to build something that they are being told 'you may have to close'. To some, that is like taking away their life." ~ Tim Walton via a press release

The money to pay for the billboards was raised through a GoFundMe page within 6 hours.