Jo Ann Campbell reports that U.S. Rep. French Hill's
office has told her he will have a "town hall" meeting Wednesday with constituents who've clamored to ask him to do his job on Obamacare and other issues.
I use the term town hall in quotes because Campbell quotes the office as expecting such a meeting at 8 p.m.
At this moment, I can find no mention of the meeting on his Twitter account or his Facebook page or his web page.
I called the Little Rock office and was told there is no television town hall scheduled tomorrow evening or any time. A "teletownhall" is scheduled in the afternoon: that is, the congressman will call phone numbers and ask if they'd like to listen in to a Q&A and be given an opportunity to ask questions.
I've submitted questions about the event:
Is there a way to dial in?
How are participants to receive calls chosen?
Will the congressman ever hold a public event open to all comers?
I'll update should his staff answer the questions, submitted by e-mail at their request after a call to the D.C. office.
I've joined some of these teletownhalls by various politicians over the years. It's often hard to clear the call screeners with tough questions.
UPDATE: Michael Siegel of Hill's staff responded this way to the listed questions:
To answer your questions: We regularly have teletownhall’s and we will be having one tomorrow. People can dial in, and I am happy to provide you with that information. I will get it to you tomorrow AM.
UPDATE II: Make plans for a possible in-person view of Hill. He's a featured speaker at a program scheduled from 9:30 a.m.. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce
at Markham and Scott Streets. Bonus: Another speaker is someone from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, that well-known friend of the working man. They'll be talking about reforming American capital markets. I'm sure no unwashed, non-members will be allowed through the front door, but perhaps you can catch a glimpse of Hill for questions as he enters and leaves. (Note: there's a back door from a parking lot as well as the entrance on Markham.)