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Rep. Kind to Hold LIVE Telephone Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, January 27

January 23, 2009
Press Release


Discussion will Focus on Issues Coming Before the New Congress & Administration

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) today announced that he will hold a LIVE discussion for residents of the Third Congressional District on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. CST. The discussion will focus on issues coming before the new Congress and Administration, including the economy and health care.

The Telephone Town Hall Meeting allows Rep. Kind to reach thousands of Third Congressional District constituents at once. The meetings provide an opportunity for constituents to hear from Rep. Kind on the issues affecting them, and communicate their questions and concerns directly back to him from their own home.

“These are trying times for our country, and Congress is poised to act on legislation that will work to get our economy back on track and help families who are struggling,” Rep. Kind said. “While I will continue to enjoy meeting with residents face-to-face at my conventional town hall meetings across the district, I understand they can be difficult for people to attend, given the unpredictable weather, work, family, or health reasons. This way, we can have a discussion about these important issues, and people can stay in their own homes.”

Teleconferencing technology allows Rep. Kind to set up a large-scale conference call involving potentially thousands of Third Congressional District constituents. At the start of the call on Tuesday (approximately 7:00 p.m. CST), a random selection of households in the 3rd CD will receive a call from Rep. Kind, inviting them to participate in the Telephone Town Hall. Constituents will then have the option of staying on the line to hear a few comments by Rep. Kind followed by the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session.

Interested constituents may also dial-into the Telephone Town Hall themselves by calling (toll-free) 1-877-229-8493, and entering the code 13433.

Note to the media: Media are also invited to participate using the call-in information provided. Please call Anne Lupardus Hanson at 202-225-5506 if you have further questions regarding the Telephone Town Hall.