12th District legislators to hold tele-town hall meeting Jan. 21


Residents can participate from home just by calling in

State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette and Reps. Cary Condotta and Mike Armstrong invite residents of the 12th Legislative District to participate in a telephone town hall meeting to ask questions about plans for the 2010 legislative session, which began Jan. 11. The telephone town hall event will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21.

Residents can call in and participate in a community dialogue from the comfort of their own homes by dialing 1-877-229-8493 and entering the numbers 15405. The call will begin at approximately 7 p.m. and last for one hour.

“This new technology is an efficient and convenient way for people to easily provide input and ask questions of their legislators,” said Parlette, R-Wenatchee. “The 2010 legislative session will be an especially challenging one with the state facing a budget shortfall and many of our citizens out of work. The decisions the Legislature makes this year will impact us for years to come. I hope people will take the time to call in and participate in this telephone meeting.”

“The legislative session began January eleventh and it is clear we have our work cut out for us. This call is just another way to reach out to our constituents to share our ideas, hear new ones and find out where they stand on legislation we are seeing,” said Condotta, R-East Wenatchee.”I welcome all the help and feedback we can get right now. Improving the business climate should be a top priority. I am looking forward to hearing from employers on this issue. We cannot afford to lose more employers and the jobs they provide, which will cause the state budget to continue to deteriorate.”

“We have a very busy and hectic schedule in this short session, but the reason we are here is to serve and represent the best interests of the citizens of the Twelfth Legislative District. That’s why I feel it’s very important that we take every opportunity to listen to the needs, concerns and ideas from the folks back home so that we can bring those comments to the table as the Legislature makes decisions,” said Armstrong, R-Wenatchee. “This teleconference is a great way to reach out and hear what people are saying so that we can provide strong representation for them in Olympia.”

During the tele-town hall, the three legislators will listen to residents, answer their questions and discuss a wide variety of topics related to the 2010 session. Citizens can listen in to the call, ask questions, and take part in instant polls without leaving home.


For more information, contact Bobbi Cussins, Public Information Officer: (360) 786-7252


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