Mindy Diepenbrock Laura Barrett
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Citizens of Virginia's First District will be holding a citizen's town hall, April 18 at 7-9:00 p.m. at Patriot High School in Nokesville, to discuss Congressman Rob Wittman's (R-Va. 1) views on current legislation.
Republican Rob Wittman represents part of western Prince William and Stafford County in the U.S. House of Representatives. Members of his constituency have been requesting an in person town hall during the legislative break.
Mindy Diepenbrock of Bristow is one of the events organizers. She believes tele-town halls, as Rep. Wittman has been holding, are not sufficient. Citizens deserve an in-person town hall.
However, since Wittman has been noncommittal about providing a date and time he would hold a town hall, residents went ahead and planned their own event.
In Wittman's absence, a panel of citizen researchers will answer questions on behalf of Wittman, sharing his views on issues and legislation. They will rely upon his voting record and statements he made to the media to inform their answers.
There will be six topics of discussion: healthcare and the Affordable Care Act, immigration and travel bans; national security; education, environmental issues and climate change; and the economy/federal employees.
OneVirginia2021 will begin the meeting with an informative presentation on Gerrymandering in Virginia.
The event is nonpartisan and will be respectful. It is not a protest. No signs will be allowed inside the auditorium.
This is a free event. No need to RSVP to attend but links to the event are: https://www.facebook.com/events/381988458849220/
OR Action Network: VA 1st Congressional District Town Hall
This event is not sponsored or affiliated with any political group or party and all the organizers are interested citizens of the First District.
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