Faso Announces Details for Third Public Town Hall Event

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Kinderhook, NY, August 11, 2017 | comments
Kinderhook, NY – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced his participation in, and details for, a third town hall event at Esopus Town Hall on August 31.

“In May, some folks from Move Forward New York approached me about doing a joint town hall event to hear from constituents in an organized and civil forum. Since then, our offices have been collaborating to plan and hammer out details for the event, and I am very pleased to say that we have this event scheduled for August 31 in Esopus.” Faso continued, “Our last town hall event in April was a big success, and I look forward to engaging on the serious issues facing our district and our nation.”

Move Forward New York is a left-leaning organization of citizen-activists, and after meeting with Congressman Faso, in June they presented Congressman Faso with a proposal for a joint town hall event over the August work period. The details for this event are as follows:

Who: Congressman Faso, Move Forward New York, and moderators Dr.Gerald Benjamin (SUNY New Paltz) and Debra Clinton of Move Forward New York

When: Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 6:30PM – 8:00PM. Doors open at 6:00PM

Format/Schedule: Dr. Benjamin and Ms. Clinton will welcome everyone and set ground rules about asking questions, the format of the town hall, and civility. Congressman Faso will deliver 10 minutes of opening remarks, which will be followed by Q&A from 6:45PM to 7:45PM.

Asking Questions: As attendees sign-in they will have the opportunity to submit questions on index cards. The moderators will alternate selecting questions – which will be asked by the person who wrote it in the audience. Moderators will determine whether a follow up question is appropriate.

Tickets: The venue hold approximately 200 attendees – 70 tickets will be distributed by Move Forward New York; contact: mfny19@gmail.com. 70 tickets will be distributed by Congressman Faso’s office; contact: 202-225-5614. 60 tickets will be distributed at the door on a first come first serve basis. Limit 1 ticket per request.

Press: The event will be open to the press, but press credentials will be required. To request press credentials please contact John Lange – john.lange@mail.house.gov.

Special Note: This event is intended to serve ALL residents of New York’s 19th district, including those who may not be able to attend but want to hear from their Congressman – not just to those called on to ask a question, or those in attendance to protest. With this in mind, we will ask that all in attendance respect their neighbors, and act civilly so that as many questions as possible can be asked, answered, and heard. Any person(s) who cannot honor this request for respect and civility will be asked to leave.

Due to security reasons there will be no signage permitted into the town hall.
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