Monday, January 30, 2012

Lawmakers reaching out to keep in touch with citizens

Heads up, good people of the 38th Legislative District -- the state capital is comin' at ya! And in a good way, too. Folks in the Snohomish County communities of Tulalip, Marysville and Everett are encouraged to keep their dance cards open early Tuesday night, January 31, for a Telephone Town Hall.
That's right; you read right. The three lawmakers who serve the 38th District -- state Rep. John McCoy, state Rep. Mike Sells, and state Sen. Nick Harper -- are hosting an hour-long tele-forum that evening from 6 to 7. It's a grand opportunity for citizens to engage their legislators in a frank conversation about what's going on in the 2012 legislative session.
Shortly before 6 o’clock the night of January 31, thousands of 38th District citizens will receive telephone calls inviting them to stay on the line and participate in the tele-Town Hall. People who want to join in will be given simple, uncomplicated instructions on what to do. But wait! What if you are a 38th Legislative District resident and you want to join in but you don't get the call between 5:45 and 6 Tuesday night, January 31? In that case, simply call this toll-free telephone number directly, 1-877-229-8493, and then enter PIN code No. 18646 when prompted. And you'll be in!
McCoy, Sells, Harper and the 144 other lawmakers are about a third of the way to an early March deadline for completing their work in the 2012 legislative session. The three lawmakers emphasized that citizens should always feel free to contact one, two, or all three of them whenever the citizens want to ask a question and/or share an opinion.

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