Senator Ron Johnson Holds Telephone Town Halls
CBS 58-- After protestors called out Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) for not holding town hall meetings, the senator took to twitter to let people know he is available for questions.
Earlier this week protestors set up outside Sen. Johnson’s office, upset that he is not holding town halls with constituents while the senate is not in session.
“Senators, like Johnson, are back in district and many of them are not holding town halls,” said Kevin Kane, an organizer for Citizen Action of Wisconsin. “They’re not hearing from constituents that are very worried, about their preexisting condition, about the coverage they have now that could be ripped from them.”
Friday Sen. Johnson tweeted out that 600,000 Wisconsinites have participated in his telephone town halls. And he posted a recording from the latest one, held on February 16, where he took questions, including several about the affordable care act.
“To date, by the way this is just amazing technology, we’ve dialed up to more than 3 million people doing these telephone town halls, more than 600,000 people have participated in the town halls,” Sen. Johnson said during the telephone town hall. “I’ve answered so far 821 questions. “
Sen. Johnson also tweeted out the next telephone town hall will be Thursday, March 2, at 11 am. You can get details and sign up online, click here for details.