Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I'd like to invite you to join Rep. Bruce Chandler and me for a telephone town meeting Thursday, Feb 25. The community conversation will begin at 6:50 p.m. and last an hour.
The interactive tele-forum technology has the capacity to connect thousands of 15th District residents to our virtual town meeting. The format is similar to a call-in talk show, and allows constituents to listen to the live conversation, ask questions and express their opinions on poll questions.
The input we get from the forum will be very important in guiding the decisions we'll be making in Olympia during the final weeks of the session, which is scheduled to conclude March 11. Because of the size of our district, this technology allows us to reach out to many more people than would be able to take part in a traditional in-district town meeting.
You can join the conversation and share your thoughts and comments, by calling 1-877-229-8493 and, when prompted, entering PIN number 15540. Once on the line, participants may select *3 (star 3) on their telephone keypads to ask a question.
At the end of the hour, anyone who stays on the line can leave a voice-mail message with comments which will be forwarded to Rep. Chandler and me.
I believe citizens should have easy access to their legislators, and there is nothing more important to me than ensuring that the people I represent have an open door to let me know what they think. Through my newsletters, news releases, broadcast and print interviews, and personal communications with constituents, I try to keep the people of the 15th District apprised of the work we're doing in Olympia. The telephone town hall is a new way to keep in touch. It's cost-effective for us as legislators, and a convenient way for constituents to participate.
We have a lot to talk about, and I encourage you to join our tele-forum – from the comfort of your home – Thursday evening at 6:50 p.m.
As always, if you have questions, comments, concerns or ideas, please contact my office in Olympia at (360) 786-7874.
It is an honor to serve you!