Opportunity today to grab ear of N.C. senator at Meeting Place

Published 5:43 pm Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Today at 3 p.m. Polk County residents have the opportunity to talk to one of their representatives in the federal government, expressing any concerns or recommendations they may have.
Senator Kay Hagan will hold an event at The Meeting Place in Columbus to talk with constituents.
It’s an unfortunate fact that voters don’t often have the chance to talk in person with their governmental representatives. Many times voters are lucky to get any type of response from an email or phone call they’ve made to the senator’s or representative’s office.
So, when an elected federal official takes the time to meet face-to-face, residents should take advantage of their chance to have their concerns heard.
Hagan said her constituent staff will also be available to help residents get assistance they may need. What could these people possibly do for you? They could potentially assist you in navigating issues you may have faced with federal agencies. If you’ve had trouble understanding processes within veteran’s affairs, IRS or social security, these individuals might have a stronger knowledge base to help you better understand how to get through to the proper person.
Hagan’s staff will be available from 2:30-4:30 p.m. to talk with residents, and Hagan will be on hand from 3-4 p.m.
Take the time to make it out to The Meeting Place to meet Hagan and her staff. Whether you agree with decisions she’s made or not – now is the time to let her and her staff know where you stand on issues. The only way voters can get what they want is to be involved and vocal. A face-to-face conversation might could go much further than an email or phone call.
Now’s your opportunity to make yourself heard and get to know one of your senators better.
To learn more about Hagan, visit www.hagan.senate.gov.

— Editorial staff, Tryon Daily Bulletin

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