Kittitas County Community Events Calendar
13th District lawmakers invite constituents to telephone town hall
Sen. Janéa Holmquist Newbry and Reps. Judy Warnick and Matt Manweller invite residents in the 13th Legislative District, which includes Kittitas, Lincoln and most of Grant counties, to a telephone town hall meeting Thursday, Feb. 13. The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m., allows constituents to speak directly with their lawmakers while they serve in the 2014 session in Olympia.
"I know who my bosses are, and the more convenient I can make it for people to get involved with government, the better," saidHolmquist Newbry, R-Moses Lake. "This technology allows us to hear directly from the people back home, including our many employers and workers. Making sure that we help create a business climate conducive to job creation is my top priority in Olympia, so hearing directly from employers, workers and those looking for work is important to me."
People who wish to join the event should call toll-free 877-229-8493, then enter pin number 112393. At any time during the hour-long conversation, participants can press star (*) then 3 on their phone to ask a question live of their legislators.
"This is a great way for us to connect with the people back home while we're in Olympia," said Warnick, R-Moses Lake. "We can reach a large number of people and they can participate from the comfort of their homes. I look forward to hearing what's on people's minds and answering their questions."
"There are a number of legislative proposals being considered that impact the citizens of the Thirteenth District and our state," said Manweller, R-Ellensburg. "The telephone town hall is a great tool to get feedback and input on those issues and other legislation before us this session."
No RSVP is required to join the event, and the media is encouraged to call and listen in as well.
For more information about Rep. Warnick, visit: www.representativejudywarnick.com. For more information about Rep. Manweller, visit: www.representativemattmanweller.com. For more information about Sen. Holmquist Newbry, visit:www.janeaholmquistnewbry.src.wastateleg.org.