Haler to hold ‘telephone town hall meeting’

Rep. Larry Haler, R-Richland, will hold a ‘telephone town hall meeting’ this Thursday, June 24, allowing 8th Legislative District residents to ask questions and participate from the comfort of their own homes. Haler will discuss the 2010 regular and special sessions as well as other areas of interest in state government.

The hour-long teleforum begins at 6:50 p.m. To participate, citizens may call the toll-free community conversation number at 1-877-229-8493, and enter PIN code 15802 when prompted. Once on the line, callers may select star 3 (*3) on their telephone keypad to ask a question, or simply listen to the conversation. There will also be an opportunity at the end of the call to leave a message for Haler.

“The telephone town halls are a great addition to the traditional town halls we usually hold around the district,” Haler said. “It’s great to see people face-to-face and to visit the local communities that I represent. But I also understand that many people – due to work or other obligations – are unable to attend traditional town hall meetings. This technology gives us another way to reach out to residents in the 8th District. They can hear about the legislative session, ask questions, and listen to the questions and concerns of their neighbors, all from the comfort of their own homes.”

The program works much like a call-in radio show and offers callers an opportunity to ask questions, take part in surveys, and engage in two-way conversation with their elected official.

Constituents who are unable to join the conversation can contact Haler at his district office in Richland at (509) 372-7997. Residents can also leave a message on the toll-free legislative hotline at 1-800-562-6000.

For more information, contact: Brendon Wold, Senior Information Officer, (509) 921-2356.


Washington State House Republican Communications