Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Local Democrats plan to greet Billy Long Saturday
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2016
Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Joplin Convention & Trade Center, 3535 Hammons Blvd, Joplin MO 64804
For weeks constituents in MO 7th district have asked Rep Long to hold a town hall meeting to discuss his policy positions. His repeated failure to schedule a town hall points to one unavoidable conclusion: Billy Long is missing. Help us find him!
It's been reported that Rep. Long will be a speaker at the upcoming Joplin Lincoln Days, held on March 4th. We will be out front awaiting our chance to ask him questions. Join with Indivisible Joplin: Plan MO, and Southwest Missouri Democrats as we plead with Rep. Billy Long to host a Town Hall!
Nanda Nunnelly-Sparks, the organizer of Indivisible Joplin, explains, “Our Indivisible group is committed to urging Rep. Billy Long to recognize us as his constituents and to hold a Town Hall meeting; because the US Congress is the People’s House!”
Krista Stark, Executive Director of SWMO Democrats, adds, “We have had many of our members call Representative Long’s Joplin and Springfield Offices to request a Town Hall or a meeting with our Congressman over the Affordable Care Act, concerns over the current administrations appointees, or conflicts of interests. We have been told by staff that they do not feel a Town Hall will be productive. We cannot imagine anything more productive than a Congressman meeting with the People of his district.”
***Bring your own sign or make one at the March Indivisible meeting! Wednesday March 1 at 6pm at A Woman's Place located at 809 Langston Hughes Broadway in Joplin, MO.