Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hold Legislators Responsible on Town Hall Question Regardless of Party

It's easy for me to sit here and say that every member of Congress should be holding town hall meetings in every constituency in the United States.

That's an easy argument to make.  It's so easy, and it's so true.

We elect our representatives and our senators to go to Washington and represent us.  They are acting on our behalf there.  It's only fair that they should be getting their marching orders from those they represent, regardless of party.

This is not the same as being accessible, and, if there are security concerns, then measures should be taken to do what it takes to make sure that both the constituents and the public officials are safe.  Take that concern off the table.  I'm not asking for an informal "Congress on Your Corner" in this contentious time.  The bottom line is that frankly, this is the time that our elected officials need to hear most from their constituents.  There's so much crosstalk out there that it's important to get the messages from the working men, women and young people that send our elected officials to office.

If your elected official is not holding one of these events, continue to demand that they do. Republican or Democrat, it doesn't matter the party.  If we don't continue to hold our elected officials responsible for the work they do in office, we get the government we deserve.

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