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Citizen Town Hall

May 10, 2011

On Thursday, May 12th, the Citizens’ Legislative Action Committee will host a first-ever Citizen Town Hall meeting for Northern El Paso County. The meeting will be a legislative wrap-up following the close of the 2011 Colorado State legislature. Key topics of discussion will include SB11-200, Health care exchanges for Colorado, and redistricting.

Since the summer of 2009 citizens across the country have packed legislator-led town hall meetings seeking answers. In response to this surge of interest, many legislators have responded by canceling meetings, or else strictly controlling them either by invitation, by procedure or by holding “tele-town halls” where the conversation is strictly one-way. Democrat Diana DeGette has scheduled one of the latter on May 17th to discuss insurance coverage of abortion and the health insurance exchanges that will be created under health care reform. Republican Amy Stephens held a town hall on March 22nd where she strictly controlled the agenda and even objected to being recorded.

Now it is the Peoples’ turn. In a return to the tradition of New England town hall meetings, the Citizens’ Legislative Action Committee, a small group of activists, have organized this meeting with the assistance and cooperation of a number of liberty groups and citizen legislative watch groups. The event will be held at:

The Classical Academy

1655 Spring Crest Road

Colorado Springs, CO 80920

6:30 – 8 pm

Don’t be late: we start promptly on time. Citizens don’t keep other citizens waiting.

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