On Wednesday, April 8, all 28th Legislative District residents are invited to participate in a telephone town hall with state Sen. Mike Carrell, R-Lakewood, from the comfort of their own homes.
New technology allows thousands of people to get involved in their state government by participating in the town hall event live. Some 20,000 residents will be randomly selected to receive a prerecorded phone call inviting them to participate in the event, which lasts from 7:10 to 8:10 p.m. Those who don’t receive the automatic call and want to join the conversation may call toll-free, 1-877-229-8493 and enter the personal identification number (PIN) of 14574.
“There are a lot of issues on people’s minds these days,” Carrell said, “and I want to hear from them directly about what is concerning them or their families. This is my second telephone town hall meeting, the second ever in the 28th District, and I’ve heard nothing but positive responses from residents who participated in the first one earlier this year.”
The town hall’s interactive telephone system allows residents to have complete control over how they choose to participate and how long they want to stay connected. Carrell added that the telephone town hall allows him to connect with significantly more people than a traditional town hall meeting, and costs less as well.
“I’m looking forward to hearing the comments, questions and concerns of the people I represent, so I hope everyone who doesn’t receive the random call will call the 877 number and participate,” Carrell added. “Getting involved in state government is a great way to have a direct effect on what’s going on in the Legislature, and I want people to be aware of some of the things that may soon become law.”