Doris Madsen: Asks Congressman Neal for Town Hall meeting

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Asks Congressman Neal for town hall meeting

Over the last couple weeks, I, along with many local individuals, contacted Congressman Richard Neal to hold a town hall meeting during the February recess. There were no satisfactory answers from his office.

On Friday, I rallied in front of his office building in Springfield with 34 other citizens, calling out for an audience with the congressman. Three of our group went inside and were received coldly and rudely by his staff. Neal was out of the country and no one else in the office at the time could come out to address the group.

Is this a representative democracy? We can do better.

Doris Madsen