Monday, February 27, 2017 12:51 AM

PAM'S POINTS: TOWN HALLS? CIVIL RIGHTS CONCERNS? YOU TALKING TO ME?

Town hall dismissals Perhaps no local political representative was more dismissive of his constituents last week in the rounds of town halls that took place during congressional "recess week" than our 3rd District Rep. Chuck Fleischmann. Like our other so-called representatives, he refused invitations to the town hall at the Chattanooga Public Library or street corners in Chattanooga last week. As he left a photo opportunity he created for himself at Barger Academy (one of three schools he visited to emphasize the importance of computer science education), he ignored another invitation by sign-waving folks hollering "come to our town hall!" And, smiling behind his rolled up car window as the vehicle pulled away, he waved. Fleischmann also found time to attend the Kiwanis Club in Ooltewah, according to his Twitter feed. But to be fair, none of the congressional representatives in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia, all Republicans, found time to be bothered with questions and concerns from their constituents who are opposed to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, to anti-immigration actions, to lack of action on important gun safety and to roll-backs of environmental laws or LGBT protections. Several told the Times Free Press last week that ...

News source: Times Free Press

See also: Davis & Hoss