Rep Webster: No more citizen "watch lists!"
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If you stood up at a town hall meeting to ask your elected representative about a Congressional vote, would you expect your photo to show up on a "citizen watch list" flyer in another state? That's just what happened to six Florida residents who questioned Rep. Webster at his town halls earlier this year.
Will you stand with the "Watch List 6" and other "blacklisted" citizens and demand Rep. Dan Webster (R - FL 8) stop harassing and intimidating his constituents? His shocking abuse of power in creating and distributing a "watch list" of those who dared to publicly question his votes to cut life-saving programs like Medicare and Medicaid will not be tolerated. Rep. Webster actually sent this list to other members of Congress who then distributed them at their own town halls. Intimidating people for speaking at town halls is unconscionable in a public servant. Rep. Webster must immediately apologize directly to the private citizens he targeted in these watch lists, and to his entire district, in order to mend the broken confidence of his constituents. He must commit to immediately stop creating and distributing "watch lists" and to recognize the rights of all his constituents--not just his supporters.
Town Hall meetings are an important tool for constituents to communicate with their elected representatives. We cannot allow Rep. Webster to intimidate people for asking questions and demanding accountability from members of Congress.
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