For Immediate Release: August 23, 2012
What: Demonstration to demand Rep. Goodlatte hold public town hall meetings in the district
When: Friday, August 24 12:15 p.m. — 12:45 p.m.
Where: Rep. Goodlatte's Staunton office (117 S. Lewis St., Staunton, VA 24401)
Speaker: Andrea Jackson, Virginia Organizing leader
August Recess has historically been used as a time for Congressmen/women to visit in their home districts with their constituents. Most U.S. Representatives do this in the form of town hall meetings in which constituents are allowed to directly ask questions. In Virginia’s 6th Congressional District, U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte is conducting "virtual town halls" where robocalls go out to specific constituents instead of hosting open town hall meetings. This lack of accountability from an elected official is appalling and Virginia Organizing leaders are planning to demand the Representative take responsibility for his votes and answer questions from his constituents on issues like Social Security, health care and tax fairness.
Join Virginia Organizing in demanding that Rep. Bob Goodlatte hold a REAL town hall meeting in-district! Constituents and Virginia Organizing spokespeople will be available before and after the event for interviews. To schedule an interview, please contact Amanda Pohl at 804-337-1912 or email@example.com.
Virginia Organizing is a statewide grassroots organization that brings people together to create a more just Virginia.