A OPEN TOWN HALL FOR VIRGINIA’S 11TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Thanks to our wildly imaginative new congressman, Gerry Connolly, we have had several different types of town hall meetings

  • Electronically shielded town halls with all deflectors up.
  • Town hall fortresses, meetings staged in gated communities.
  • Hit and run town halls, contrived to let the public know about the meeting at the very last moment.

Thankfully, our congressman has an opponent who wants show him how a town hall meeting is suppose to be run.  Here is a meeting anyone can attend.

Town Hall Forum —

Connolly Won’t Do It So Fimian Is!

Congressman Gerry Conolly won’t hold an open Town Hall meeting because he does not want to confront the taxpayers.  Keith Fimian, the GOP candidate for Congress last year and who will run again next year is holding his own Town Hall Forum to discuss the issue of Health Care Reform.  He is bringing three nationally recognized experts to this meeting.  If you can come please do so. Show Gerry Connolly that we are concerned and we are disappointed that he will not hold an open Town Hall Meeting.  Please attend if you can.

Informational Health Care Forum Announcement

Tuesday, September 1st, 7 to 9 pm

Fairfax , VA Responding to citizens’ desire to learn more about legislation moving through Congress, Keith Fimian, Republican candidate for Congress is organizing a panel to help answer questions on health care reform. All citizens of Northern Virginia are invited to attend who want to learn or ask questions.

Health Care Information Forum

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Fairfax   County   Government   Center ; Board of Supervisors Auditorium

12000 Government Center Parkway , Fairfax , VA   22030

7-9 PM. Doors will open at 6:30PM

Contact: 703-621-7169

The forum will be a panel of experts from non-profit organizations and think tanks. They will be present to talk about proposed legislation and answer questions of interest to citizens on the health care issue only.

In announcing the forum, Keith Fimian said, “Citizens don’t want spin or shouting. They want to learn details about the health care reform being considered in Congress. This non-political forum will be an opportunity for citizens to ask questions about how health care reform will affect them. This is an informational panel to put facts in front of voters – not a sales pitch or rally. Sadly, Congress has done its usual incompetent job of incorporating the American people into its discussions. This forum is a partial remedy to their failings.”

The forum is being held at the Fairfax   Government   Center in order to make it accessible to as many people as possible. Supervisor Pat Herrity kindly helped arrange access to the Auditorium. Because the event is being held in the government center, no campaign materials, banners or signs are permitted. While capacity is limited, the hope is this gives citizens an opportunity to ask questions and receive answers about this important issue. The panel format is an educational forum with different views on the health care issue, not an argument about politics.

The forum panel will include:

Keith Fimian (facebook), moderator
Grace Marie Turner, Galen Institute*
Jim Capretta, Ethics and Public   Policy   Center *
Thomas Miller, American Enterprise Institute*

* Institutions for identification purposes only.

Fimian for Congress 2010

PO Box 3131

Oakton , VA   22124

Unauthorized and paid for by nobody. ;-)

Town Hall Forum —

Connolly Won’t Do It So Fimian Is!

Congressman Gerry Conolly won’t hold an open Town Hall meeting because he does not want to confront the taxpayers.  Keith Fimian, the GOP candidate for Congress last year and who will run again next year is holding his own Town Hall Forum to discuss the issue of Health Care Reform.  He is bringing three nationally recognized experts to this meeting.  If you can come please do so. Show Gerry Connolly that we are concerned and we are disappointed that he will not hold an open Town Hall Meeting.  Please attend if you can.

Informational Health Care Forum Announcement

Tuesday, September 1st, 7 to 9 pm

Fairfax , VA Responding to citizens’ desire to learn more about legislation moving through Congress, Keith Fimian, Republican candidate for Congress is organizing a panel to help answer questions on health care reform. All citizens of Northern Virginia are invited to attend who want to learn or ask questions.

Health Care Information Forum

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Fairfax County Government Center ; Board of Supervisors Auditorium

12000 Government Center Parkway , Fairfax , VA 22030

7-9 PM. Doors will open at 6:30PM

Contact: 703-621-7169

The forum will be a panel of experts from non-profit organizations and think tanks. They will be present to talk about proposed legislation and answer questions of interest to citizens on the health care issue only.

In announcing the forum, Keith Fimian said, “Citizens don’t want spin or shouting. They want to learn details about the health care reform being considered in Congress. This non-political forum will be an opportunity for citizens to ask questions about how health care reform will affect them. This is an informational panel to put facts in front of voters – not a sales pitch or rally. Sadly, Congress has done its usual incompetent job of incorporating the American people into its discussions. This forum is a partial remedy to their failings.”

The forum is being held at the Fairfax Government Center in order to make it accessible to as many people as possible. Supervisor Pat Herrity kindly helped arrange access to the Auditorium. Because the event is being held in the government center, no campaign materials, banners or signs are permitted. While capacity is limited, the hope is this gives citizens an opportunity to ask questions and receive answers about this important issue. The panel format is an educational forum with different views on the health care issue, not an argument about politics.

The forum panel will include:

  • Keith Fimian, moderator

  • Grace Marie Turner, Galen Institute*

  • Jim Capretta, Ethics and Public Policy Center *

  • Thomas Miller, American Enterprise Institute*

* Institutions for identification purposes only.

Fimian for Congress 2010

PO Box 3131

Oakton , VA 22124

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3 Responses to A OPEN TOWN HALL FOR VIRGINIA’S 11TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

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  2. kgotthardt says:

    “In announcing the forum, Keith Fimian said, “Citizens don’t want spin or shouting. ”

    Quite right.

    Incidentally, I strongly disapprove of a demonstration in front of a retirement community, such as the one planned. It is one thing to protest, but it is another to intimidate. Do you really think some older folks are going to feel comfortable with this? If you want to address retirees, sign up to hold a civil discussion there instead of scaring the wits out of those who aren’t as politically active as others.

  3. Citizen Tom says:

    kgotthardt – Your fears seem to me mightily exaggerated. These demonstrators are campaigning for lawful, constitutional behavior. They are threatening Connolly’s reelection, not our elders.

    Frankly, I doubt the people in the gated communities where Connolly is hiding are all that much concerned. The demonstrators are waving signs, not clubs. They are shooting off their voices, not guns.

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