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Murphy to hold his first town hall meeting via phone on Thursday

by George Bennett | July 31st, 2013

Freshman Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, will hold a town hall-style teleconference with constituents on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Automated phone calls will go out to thousands of residents of Murphy’s Palm Beach-Treasure Coast District 18 inviting them to participate in the teleconference. Constituents can also sign up to participate by clicking here before noon on Thursday.

It’s Murphy’s first town hall-type meeting with constituents since taking office. Former Rep. Allen West, the Republican who narrowly lost to Murphy last November, held two in-person town halls each month with constituents.

West’s events routinely packed hundreds into meeting halls. Proponents of the teleconference format say it allows a member of Congress to reach thousands of constituents.

Said Murphy spokeswoman Erin Moffet Hale: “This is his first telephone town hall and while he has not held any events labeled a ‘town hall’ to date, he has participated in almost 200 public events that are more personal in nature, allowing for better constituent outreach and communication than a large ‘town hall’ event would foster.”

3 Responses to “Murphy to hold his first town hall meeting via phone on Thursday”

  1. chatroulette Says:

    If some one needs to be updated with most up-to-date technologies afterward he must be go to see this web page and be up to date daily.

  2. Singer Island mule Says:

    He’s too afraid to face his constituents head on because he has not done anything.

  3. Tax Religions NOW Says:

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