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Fort McMurray Fire: Evacuees Participate In Massive Telephone Town Halls

The Canadian Press - May 15, 2016

"We set up these telephone town halls in order to provide you with as much information as we can in an unfiltered way,'' Municipal Affairs Minister Danielle Larivee.

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Watch AARP Tennessee’s Online Fraud Watch Tele-Town Hall Featuring Frank Abagnale - May 19, 2016

AARP Tennessee is hosted an AARP Fraud Watch Telephone Town Hall featuring Frank Abagnale, AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador and identity theft expert who was the inspiration for the film Catch Me If You Can.

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Kuster to Discuss Heroin Epidemic on Telephone Town Hall

Concord Patch - May 17, 2016

U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster hosts her 11th telephone town hall since taking office to address the opioid epidemic sweeping across the Granite State.

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Rep Gabbard holds Telephone Town Hall to discuss dengue fever and Zika virus

Hawaii 24/7 - May 11, 2016

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard speaks with constituents about the recent outbreak of dengue fever and Zika virus, other mosquito-borne illnesses and answered important questions.

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RTD Director Judy Lubow to host Telephone Town Hall

Times-Call - April 1, 2016

Longmont's Judy Lubow, a member of the Regional Transportation District board, will host a Monday night telephone town hall for people living in RTD Board District I.

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Telephone Town Hall Offers Opportunity for Great Lakes Citizens to Learn About Pending Request to Divert Great Lakes Water

PR Newswire - February 26, 2016

With March 14 deadline for public comments, Great Lakes citizens have a final opportunity to speak up and be heard in advance of precedent-setting decision on Waukesha, Wisconsin's application

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Transit takes center stage on telephone town hall

Canyon Courier - February 2, 2016

“I’m wondering why the roads are in such poor condition,” one resident commented. Commissioner Casey Tighe responded that the county road and bridge budget increased this year, but he said maintenance needs are outpacing available funds. A poll during the town hall asked participants where cuts should be made in the county’s $401 million budget.

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Clarkstown to Host First Telephone Town Hall

Patch - January 29, 2016

“Communication is the cornerstone of having a transparent and accessible government,” Hoehmann said in a prepared statement. “These Telephone Town Hall forums are a great tool that we can use in our continuing efforts to make Clarkstown more accountable to the people. Opening the lines of communication with our residents is the key to ensuring that we are doing their will.”

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Rep. Kate Harper to host phone town hall meeting to talk budget, pension, and more

MontGomery Media - January 27, 2016

“But in about two weeks, the governor is scheduled to present his 2016-17 proposal to the General Assembly, so the debate over taxes and spending is sure to continue. I look forward to hearing what people have to say on this and the other issues facing our Commonwealth.” A telephone town hall meeting works very much like a traditional town hall meeting, but because people can participate from the comfort of their own homes, these meetings typically draw hundreds of people rather than just dozens.

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Gabbard from Hawaii Hosts ‘Telephone Town Hall’ Meeting

Big Island Now - January 21, 2016

Congresswoman Gabbard hosted the meeting following the Opening Day of the 2016 Legislative Session. She presented an update on legislation from 2015 and what to look forward to in 2016.

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U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter hears from Savannah residents, talks Obamacare and off-shore drilling

Savannah Now - January 20, 2016

Carter said his office conducted 15 telephone town hall meetings last year. Staffers call First District constituents, ask if they’d like to stay on the line, and give them an opportunity to listen and ask questions. In December, Carter said, about 11,000 people took part in a call.

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Washington State legislators set telephone town hall

The Wahkiakum County Eagle - January 14, 2016

Legislators of the 19th District - Sen. Dean Takko, Rep. Brian Blake and Rep. JD Rossetti - will host a telephone town hall this evening (Thursday), 6-7 p.m. to hear directly from citizens in the district about their ideas and comments.

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Vicky Hartzler to Host Telephone Town Hall

U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler - December 16, 2015

Join Congresswoman Hartzler Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. CT for a live, interactive telephone town hall meeting. Vicky will be taking questions from constituents about the latest updates and news from Washington and Missouri.

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Rep. Mullin hosts 13,000 on end-of-year telephone town hall

The Daily Progress - December 11, 2015

About 13,000 listeners participated in a telephone town hall hosted by U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin Wednesday evening. He opened the call by highlighting the new five-year highway plan that passed the Senate on Dec. 3.
“The plan means about $300 million extra for highways in Oklahoma, phased in over the next five years. A larger portion of that money actually gets pushed to the rural parts of our state,” Mullin said. “The last four miles to my house in Westville will knock your dash off your truck.”

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Sen. King holding telephone town hall

Yakima Herald - December 3, 2015

Residents of the 14th Legislative District are invited to participate in an upcoming telephone town hall hosted by Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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State Sen. Ryan Aument to host telephone town hall

LancasterOnline - November 12, 2015

State Sen. Ryan Aument, R-Landisville, will hold a telephone town hall event tonight in which Lancaster County residents can let him know their stances on everything from the state budget to specific legislative issues.
At 5:55 p.m. Thursday, the roughly hour-long call will allow locals to share their views, ask questions or listen to the dialogue, according to a press release.

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Rep. Kelly to Host Live Tele-Town Hall for Constituents on Medicare Open Enrollment

U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly - November 06, 2015

U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03) announced today that he will soon host a toll-free telephone town hall meeting for constituents of the Third District to ask questions and receive answers about the Medicare Open Enrollment Period (OEP). The call will feature expert input from special guests at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Social Security Administration (SSA), and the Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program of Pennsylvania (APPRISE).

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BART partners on telephone town hall on future of West Contra Costa County transportation

BART - November 06, 2015

BART is partnering with other transit agencies on the West Contra Costa County High-Capacity Transit Study. Part of the study involves a telephone town hall on Nov. 12.
West Contra Costa County residents have long been asking for more transit options and enhancements to existing services. Now, the study is evaluating new public transportation options and funding opportunities to expand alternatives to driving on congested corridors.

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Flint Water Crisis: Seven key takeaways from a telephone town hall meeting

M Live - October 29, 2015

More than 4,000 people joined in a Telephone Town Hall to talk about Flint's water emergency Wednesday, Oct. 29, asking questions of U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint, a Hurley Medical Center doctor and a professor from Virginia Tech university.

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Town Hall on Health Draws Thousands from Pueblo, CO

The Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2015

More than 3,000 Puebloans recently participated in a telephone town hall during which ways to make a healthier community were discussed.
“This high level of participation is evidence that Puebloans are interested in improving local health,” said Jake Williams, executive director of Healthier Colorado, “We need to make sure local elected officials hear this message.”

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Mobile Will Be Key In Reaching Latino Voters

MediaPost - October 13, 2015

There are now 52 million Latinos in the United States. Surveys from a variety of sources demonstrate that Latino voters will be critical to the outcome of the next U.S. Presidential election, as well as many other races. For this essential bloc of voters, it’s mobile that gets the message across. Mobile phones provide the main link for Latinos going online, with 76% using their phones to access online content.

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PA State Senator Scarnati to Hold Telephone Town Hall

Northcentral PA - October 9, 2015

“It is critical for elected officials to keep in constant contact with our constituents to share what is currently happening in Harrisburg and to make sure important local needs are known,” Scarnati said. “I look forward to a thoughtful discussion of issues facing Pennsylvania and communities across the 25th Senatorial District.”

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