12th District legislators to hold telephone town hall meeting Feb. 16
State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette and Reps. Cary Condotta and Mike Armstrong are inviting residents of the 12th Legislative District to participate in a telephone town hall meeting to hear from their legislators and ask questions about the 2012 legislative session. The event will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16.
Residents can call in and participate in the community dialogue from the comfort of their own homes by dialing 1-877-229-8493 and entering the numbers 15405, followed by the “pound” key. The call will begin at approximately 7 p.m. and last for one hour.
“Telephone town halls are a great way for citizens to give us direct input about the legislative session from the comfort of their own home,” said Parlette, R-Wenatchee. “Technology allows us to connect with constituents across the whole district all at the same time, and that’s especially important during times like these when our economy is struggling and legislators will be making major budget decisions. I hope everyone will participate.”
“Communication with the folks back home is an essential part of the entire legislative process. It helps us to do a better job representing the district. It’s especially important as we prepare to make decisions on issues that could affect citizens locally and statewide,” said Armstrong, R-Wenatchee. “These telephone town hall meetings are a convenient way for people to connect with us and to tell us what’s on their minds.”
“It is clear we have our work cut out for us this session with a $1.5 billion budget shortfall. In the first few weeks of the session we have also heard proposals for education reforms, new transportation revenues, job creation measures, and many other critical issues.” said Condotta, R-East Wenatchee. “This is a great way to reach out to our constituents to find out what they’re thinking about the budget and other legislation before us. I welcome the input and feedback.”
During the telephone town hall the three legislators will listen to residents, answer their questions and discuss a wide variety of topics related to the 2012 session. Citizens can listen in to the call, ask questions, and take part in instant polls without leaving home.
CONTACT: Kurt Hammond, Public Information Officer, (360) 786-7794
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