42nd District state lawmakers to host a telephone town hall Feb. 3

State Sen. Doug Ericksen and Reps. Vincent Buys and Jason Overstreet invite residents of the 42nd Legislative District to participate in an hour-long telephone town hall on Monday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss state legislative issues.

To take part in the call, residents can dial in toll-free 1-800-216-8156. The phone line will open shortly before the call begins. To ask questions of the lawmakers during the call, participants can press star (*) on their telephone keypads.

The lawmakers will give a brief update on issues being discussed during the legislative session then open the call up to questions.

“Telephone town halls are an effective way to communicate with the public, and I encourage you to call in,” said Ericksen, R-Ferndale.

The telephone town hall format helps legislators hear from constituents who may not normally be able to participate.

“I encourage our friends and neighbors – especially those who will not be able to attend our in-person town hall on Feb. 22 – to take part,” said Buys, R-Lynden. “The priorities of our communities are at the forefront of my mind while voting in Olympia and it helps us all to hear from our constituents regarding how we can best represent them.”

“A telephone town hall is a great opportunity to exchange ideas and for citizens to hear what is going on at the state level,” said Overstreet, R-Lynden. “The best way we can continue the fight for liberty and protect the freedoms of our families, neighbors and friends in Whatcom County is to hear from them directly. I look forward to this opportunity.”

Residents who are unable to participate in the call can send comments and questions to Ericksen, Buys or Overstreet via e-mail at , doug@senatorericksen.com or vincent.buys@leg.wa.gov and jason.overstreet@leg.wa.gov. Or, they can leave a message for all three legislators by calling the toll-free hotline at 1-800-562-6000.

The 60-day 2014 legislative session began Jan. 13 and is scheduled to adjourn March 13.


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