SC2 Rep Joe Wilson- hold a Town Hall in August!
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Since November of 2016, Rep. Joe Wilson has only held one town hall in his Congressional District while Congress has had five recess periods. Face-to-face genuine dialogue between constituents and their elected representatives is a cornerstone of our democratic republic. Representative Wilson's constituents have many questions about his recent votes, concerns about upcoming votes, and questions about issues and policies that directly affect our lives.
His district office staff insists that his Lexington office is only for casework, and directs all communication and questions to staffers in Washington, D.C. When we called to request information on an upcoming "bus tour," we were told that constituents are "not wanted" at some? or all? of these bus tour events. The caller who spoke to Regional Director Butch Wallace tried to get clarification on what events would or would not be open to the public, but Mr. Wallace refused to clarify. We were also told that we would have to wait until the week before August 28th for announcements "in the media." We were refused any more specific details.
This isn't working for all of us back here at home in SC, and we need Rep. Wilson to come meet with us during this month's recess. If you live in SC's 2nd Congressional District, please sign this petition and pass it on to other constituents. Democracy depends on citizen participation, and it's unconscionable that our House Rep is avoiding honest, open dialogue with the very citizens he's claiming to represent.
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