Vern Ehlers Town Hall Meeting on Saturday

Representative Vern Ehlers

Representative Vern Ehlers–Grand Rapids’ long-serving Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives–will host his annual town hall meeting this Saturday. The meeting will take place on Saturday, May 2 from 9:00am to 10:00am at the Gerald R. Ford Museum at 303 Pearl St. NW.

As has been the case with previous meetings, Ehlers will “report on Congressional activity” and then take questions and comments from constituents. Typically, this means he talks for about twenty minutes before calling on audience members and avoiding their questions. Ehlers doesn’t appear too often in public, so this is a good opportunity to let him know what you think of his policies–even though he is no stranger to voting against his constituents’ wishes.

Previous town hall meetings have been covered by MediaMouse.org. Nothing has really come out of them and they rarely garner coverage by the local corporate media:

It’s worth noting that at the 2006 town hall meeting, Ehlers said that due to public interest he would either add another meeting in the fall or expand the 2007 meeting to an hour-and-a-half. Ehlers did neither and continues to hold only one public meeting each year with constituents.

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Author: mediamouse

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