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Rep. Barton schedules August Town Hall Meetings

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A Column by Rep Joe Barton


This August I am embarking on a Listening Tour. From Corsicana to Crockett, Midlothian to Mansfield and many cities and counties in between – I will be hosting town halls. (Find complete list below.)


These meetings are a chance for me to update you on the latest things happening in Washington, but most importantly they are a chance for me to listen to you.


My fellow Republicans and I have re-focused our efforts to put people at the center of our legislative plan. Using the revolutionary website - AmericaSpeakingOut.com – hundreds of thousands of people have already shared their ideas. My upcoming town halls are an extension of that effort.


I will be soliciting your thoughts in person and online. I have even set up a special email address: white.board@mail.house.gov. Like the name implies, this will be a virtual white board where you can share your vision for America’s future. I will then post your ideas on my website.


I am hoping we can build on the passion we saw last summer when record crowds came out to my town hall meetings – close to 5,000 overall. Most wanted to express anger over the Democrats’ proposal for a government takeover of the nation’s health care system.


That bill is now law and judging by the people who have called and written my office that anger has turned in to resolve.


They want people in Washington who ask for more than their vote. They want members of Congress who ask for their ideas.


I hope you will take this chance to share your thoughts with me because your opinion matters. If you can’t make it to one of my town hall meetings, then email me at white.board@mail.house.gov or visit AmericaSpeakingOut.com and engage in a political conversation with your fellow Americans.


I look forward to seeing you this summer.


Upcoming Town Halls:


August 12th:


11:00am -12:00pm
Houston County Courthouse
District Court Room 2nd Floor
401 East Houston Avenue
Crockett, Texas 75835


2:00pm – 3:00pm
Freestone County Courthouse
County Court Room
118 East Commerce Street
Fairfield, Texas 75840


5:00pm – 6:00pm
Navarro County Courthouse
County Court Room
300 West 3rd Avenue
Corsicana, Texas 75110


August 17th:


5:00pm – 6:00pm
Leon County Annex I Court Room
113 West Main
Centerville, Texas 75833


August 18th:

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Legacy High School
1263 North Main Street
Mansfield, Texas 76063-8039

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Midlothian City Hall
Council Chambers
104 West Avenue E
Midlothian, Texas 76065

August 19th:

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Crowley City Hall
201 E. Main Street
Crowley, Texas 76036

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Young Junior High
3200 Woodside Drive
Arlington, Texas 76016


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