U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) will face the residents of Jefferson County in a town hall meeting on Tuesday, February 21, beginning at noon at the Harbert Center, 2019 4th Avenue North Room No. 100.
Shelby will address the legislative agenda for the second session of the 112th Congress as well as important issues facing the nation and the state. Following his remarks, Shelby will open the floor to questions and comments from the public and the press.
“Over the years, these meetings have provided an excellent opportunity for area residents to listen and voice their opinions on the activities of our government,” Shelby said in a press release promoting the event. “This will be a great chance to discuss the important issues facing our state and our nation.”
This will be Senator Shelby’s 1,704th county visit since being elected to serve the state of Alabama in the U.S. Senate, his public relations staff says. Shelby holds a meeting in each county every year. This will be the only chance this year for residents of Jefferson to voice their concerns to the conservative, Republican senator in person.
Let us humbly suggest that if you oppose the radical conservative agenda of the Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate, this might be a good time to show up and let your voice be heard. Heck, it might even make an interesting event for unions and Occupy protesters to get involved in — if they have an ear to hear suggestions from the Web Press.
Lunch will be available to members of the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham, as well as non-members who can obtain tickets for lunch by contacting Gail Vaughn at (205) 251-0032. There will also be seating available for the general public who do not wish to purchase lunch tickets. Members of the media are encouraged to attend. We will be there with a videographer and a few questions of our own.
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