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Town hall meeting set Friday in response to delegation's absence

May 31, 2017 By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer

A town hall event Friday in Lander is intended give residents an opportunity to voice frustrations about Wyoming's congressional delegation.

Organizers say the federal representatives - U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, U.S. Sen. John Barrasso and U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, all Wyoming Republicans - have not attended any public meetings in the state since November.

"During this congressional district work period, our senators and congressman have been invited to town hall meetings and public events all across our state," a press release about the Lander event states. "Our representatives have chosen not to attend any of them."

Raise Your Voice - An Alternative Town Hall is from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Centennial Park in Lander. During the event, citizens will be encouraged to make video postcards, contribute to a public art project and write letters to the representatives.

The local event will coincide with town halls and events in 10 Wyoming communities.

"This is beyond a partisan issue," organizer Liz Hardwick said in the press release. "This is an issue of basic democracy. We're asking our representatives to do their job. We're tired of writing letters and getting a form letter in response. They need to show up and listen."

For more information, contact Hardwick at (530) 902-0255 or e-mail lander.indivisible@gmail.com.

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