Provided by Roger Marcy
Citizens of District 1 will hold a Congressional town hall on Tuesday, April 18, from 7:00-8:30 p. m. at Patriot High School in Nokesville, to discuss Republican Congressman Rob Wittman’s (VA-1) voting record. More than 300 constituents from across District 1 are expected to attend.
Rep. Wittman has yet to host a town hall in the western part of his district and, despite several attempts to work with his office, concerned citizens have decided to hold one for him.
“Tele-town halls are not sufficient. Citizens deserve a chance to meet with Congressman Wittman to discuss the issues that are most important to them,” said Mindy Diepenbrock, one of the events organizers. “This is a nonpartisan event. We want this to be a respectful conversation, so that we can hear what each side is saying in an attempt to meet in the middle.”
There will be six topics of discussion: healthcare and the Affordable Care Act, immigration and travel bans; national security; education, environmental issues and climate change; and the economy.
In the Congressman’s absence, a panel of citizen researchers will respond on behalf of Wittman, sharing his views on issues and legislation. They will rely upon his voting record and statements he made to the media and in his news letters to the public, to inform their answers. The citizen’s have reached out to Congressman Wittman requesting input on the topics of interest but no specific statements were provided.
OneVirginia2021 will begin the meeting with a presentation on gerrymandering in Virginia. State Senator Jeremy McPike will be speaking about the Federal Budget and how it will impact Virginia. This event is not sponsored or affiliated with any political group or party and all the organizers are interested residents of Virginia’s First Congressional District.
Roger Marcy represents a citizens group that is sponsoring the upcoming town hall event for Congressman Rob Wittman.