Constituent driven town hall meeting
Angry voters are tired of not being able to get in touch with their elected representatives. Now they’re taking actions into their own hands.
Frustrations are boiling over in the fourth congressional district of Mississippi where constituents say that they’ve been unable to reach Senators Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran or Congressman Steven Palazzo to discuss their decisions during legislature.
Now this group of concerned voters say they’re tired of being dodged and they’re going to have a town hall with or without their representatives. Event organizer Kiara Taite said, “They were all given invitations. I don’t know what we can do, we may not change anything, but at least we were able to participate and have our congressman hear us out.”
Event organizer Ashley Kittrell said, “After they voted to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics, I called the next morning and asked how he voted and that’s the first time I’ve ever called a congressman and they told me that they didn’t know and I thought that that was kind of outrageous.”
Today in a statement, Palazzo called town halls “a place for liberal activists to yell and scream for attention,” but one man tells News 25 his issues with Palazzo go far beyond the realm of political parties. Concerned voter Jocko Angle said, “His voting record when it comes to veterans, that’s where my problem is at. This is not a Republican thing, it’s not a Democratic thing, it’s not an independent thing. What it is is American’s supporting your veterans.”
Although none of the representatives showed up at the meeting, they’ll still get all the questions asked at the meeting, delivered in written form.
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