Shea, Crouse to hold telephone town hall meeting Feb. 23
Technology allows citizens to participate in a community conversation from the comfort of their own homes
Rep. Matt Shea and Rep. Larry Crouse are inviting 4th District citizens to join their telephone town hall meeting next Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 6:50 p.m. The new technology allows the lawmakers to listen to many viewpoints during the hour program and answer questions from constituents.
“We're in the last remaining stretch of the 60-day legislative session and it is important to hear from people back home as we prepare to take the final votes on issues that could impact them,” said Shea, R-Spokane Valley. “The intense agenda of the session in Olympia makes it difficult for us to return to the district at this time, but we know how important it is to hear the viewpoints of those we serve. So that is why we are conducting this town hall meeting over the telephone.”
“I'm excited to use this new technology to hear firsthand from folks back home,” Crouse, R-Spokane Valley, said. “With the budget and tax debate so critical to our state's future, it will be good to get feedback from the families and employers in our district that are struggling through these tough economic times.”
The program works much like a call-in radio show. People may choose to stay on the line and if they have a question, press *3 (Star 3) on their telephone keypads to talk with Shea and Crouse.
Citizens may call in to participate. Residents have complete control over how they choose to participate and how long they want to stay connected.
To connect to the Shea-Crouse teleconference, call toll-free at 1-877-229-8493 (enter PIN: 15550) from 6:50 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. on Feb. 23.
John Sattgast, Senior Information Officer: (360) 786-7257 (for Rep. Shea)
Brendon Wold, Senior Information Officer: (360) 786-7698 (for Rep. Crouse)
###Washington State House Republican Communications