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May 26, 2018 13 tweets 4 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
It’s the weekend and that seems like a pretty good time to recap what we’ve learned over the last few weeks about Jason Lewis’s attempts to get credit for meeting with constituents in #MN02 Spoiler: It didn’t go well for him. 1/13
ICYMI: Constituents seem to have a better understanding of what a “town hall” is than Congressman Lewis. 2/13…
ICYMI: The City Pages got it. Lewis was just trying not to talk to constituents but get credit for his fake “town hall” meetings. 3/13…
ICYMI: You know where we stand. Screening participants and requiring tickets for a “town hall” isn’t democracy. It’s a farce. 4/13…
ICYMI: Even non-partisan political experts panned Lewis’s opaque “ticket” system. 5/13…
ICYMI: Some national sources picked up on the rejection letters that Lewis sent constituents who just wanted to talk to their Congressman. 6/13…
ICYMI: Everyone seemed to immediately notice the empty chairs inside, while constituents were waiting outside to talk to Lewis. 7/13…
ICYMI: “Town-hall meetings offer an opportunity for citizens to come together, to dialogue issues and to find solutions to bridge our differences. By shutting out portions of his constituents, Rep. Lewis is missing this opportunity.” 8/13…
ICMYI: Many that were lucky enough to get into Lewis’s “town halls” reported that he had no interest in actual dialogue with his constituents. 9/13…
ICYMI: Lewis shut out every student from Carleton that requested tickets. We thought they had some pretty good questions. I guess he wasn’t interested in having a ‘dialogue’ with them. 10/13…
ICYMI: The headline pretty much says it all here “At Jason Lewis' town halls, controlling his constituents was job No. 1” 11/13…
ICYMI: Seems like Lewis didn’t impress too many people with his attempts to hold “public” meetings. “Information about the events was shrouded in secrecy. They were not even mentioned on his congressional website.” 12/13…
I guess the lesson here is that your constituents will give you a lot more credit for speaking with them, if you actually speak with them. That’s why I’ve pledged to hold one public meeting a month where I will take questions and listen to the concerns of voters. 13/13

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