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Iowa 2nd District Meeting

Discussion in 'Activism' started by nebeel, Feb 11, 2013.

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  1. nebeel

    nebeel Member

    Jun 25, 2011
    Not sure how many are aware of this, but if anyone is available on Wed (2/13/13) @ 6pm please join in!



    Monday, February 11, 2013

    Dear Neighbor,

    As a father and grandfather, the events that happened in Newtown, Connecticut were truly heart wrenching. Our entire nation’s thoughts, prayers and gratitude went to the first responders, teachers and administrators who acted so heroically to protect the children.

    In the wake of this tragedy, I called for a national conversation to begin about how to address the troubling frequency with which lives have been cut short by senseless violence. This conversation needed to start at home, which is why I have hosted a series of meetings and roundtables with folks from across the state; have talked with sheriffs and police chiefs; sat down with teachers, administrators and school officials; and heard directly from mental health experts.

    Now I want to hear from you. As your representative, my first priority is to make sure that the voices of the Second District are heard. My office has received thousands of emails, letters and phone calls about school safety, the need to address mental health issues, and gun safety. Now it is time to talk directly with you. Your input and insight are important to me.

    That is why I am holding a telephone town hall on Wednesday, February 13th at 6:00 PM CST. You are invited to save the date, sign up here (https://loebsack.house.gov/forms/form/?ID=488), and join in a conversation about gun safety, school safety and mental health care.

    Thank you for placing your trust and confidence in me to be your voice. I am committed to working for Iowans and look forward to hearing from you about this important topic.Also, feel free to forward this to your family and friends, I want to hear from as many Iowans as possible.


    Dave Loebsack
    Iowa's Second District
  2. Red Sky

    Red Sky Member

    Dec 17, 2012
    We need more legislators that work like this.

    It would be nice if he were firmly in our camp, but he seems to be more concerned with doing anything right than spewing party rhetoric. Of course, he's a politician and will always try to appear as such, but hosting discussions in his area before sponsoring or writing bills is a step in the right direction for most of them.
  3. Jakemedic

    Jakemedic Member

    Mar 2, 2011
    I too was thinking "bravos" to him for organizing this...... Until I got to the sign up page, I filled it out and where it came to entering a telephone number, it says "no cell phones". Gave up my landline 2 months ago as a way to save 35.00 per month. Think I am still going to list my cell phone, because I want to hear what is going on here. I hope it works.
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