On Tuesday, Feb. 28, town hall organizers delivered constituent messages to the offices of Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray.
During the office hours following the Resist Trump Tuesday rally, we gave the senators' staffers close to 800 hand-written comments and questions from constituents who attended the Feb. 25 town hall meeting at Seattle Unity Church.
The messages ranged from concerns about Trump's immigration policies and connections to Russia to questions regarding what the Senators are doing to save the Affordable Care Act and keep Neil Gorsuch off the Supreme Court.
Along with flowers, we also delivered a USB for each senator that contain photographs of the event, the Facebook live stream video and a two-minute highlight reel.
We asked staffers from the senators' offices if the senators would be holding a town hall during the April congressional recess (April 10 - 21). We did not get a definitive "yes" or "no" answer, but the staffers said they are willing to work with us to make a town hall happen in April. Tommy Bauer of Sen. Cantwell's office said she has "not ruled out" a town hall and that they are "still looking into it." Richard Lazaro of Sen. Murray's office acknowledged that she has historically not held town halls but that they may be "switching things up." He added that the constituents' "message is received and clearly understood." "You're doing it right by showing us where the need is," Lazaro said.
So let's keep at it!
Indivisible North Seattle
Edmonds Neighborhood Action Coalition