Sen. Durbin won’t hold a town hall meeting; perhaps it’s time to get ‘in tents.’

Youtube Video:  My Telephone Interview with Coach Dave Daubenmire

Regarding Obamacare KennedyCare Taxpayer-funded Abortioncare,  US Senator Dick Durbin will hold no town hall meetings with his constituents, and after one impromptu town hall meeting, now US Representative Phil Hare has agreed only to participate in so-called “telephone town hall meetings.”  Labeling a conference call a “town hall meeting” is a little like referring to an email forward as a statewide referendum.  

I received the press release below from Coach Dave Daubenmire of Ohio.  When his congressman, Zack Space, started ducking a town hall meeting on health care reform, the Coach brought new meaning to the term “outdoorsman”:

 

Coach Dave Daubenmire camped outside the office of Rep. Zack Space (D-Ohio)

Coach Dave Daubenmire camped outside the office of Rep. Zack Space (D-Ohio)

Zanesville, OH – August, 28, 2009 – In response to Congressman Zack Space’s refusal to meet face-to-face with those whom he was elected to represent, Coach Dave Daubenmire of Pass The Salt Ministries will begin a round-the-clock vigil outside the Congressman’s office in Zanesville, Ohio.

Coach Dave, in his capacity as a private citizen, while be sleeping outside Zack Space’s office until the Congressman agrees to hold a Public Town Hall meeting anywhere in the Licking, Knox, Muskingum County areas of the 18th Congressional District. To date, Congressman Space has refused to meet face to face with “John Q. Public” choosing instead to attend invitation only events, hold tele-conferences, while at the very same time refusing to publish a list of his “appearances” on his website.

Coach Dave followed Congressman Space across three Ohio counties last week in attempt to schedule a meeting with him. Numerous requests have been made to the Congressman’s office to no avail. Although Congressman Space agreed to meet one-on-one with the Coach in the private, Coach Dave refused the invitation, opting instead for a “Public Meeting” where Rep. Space’s responses would be open for all to hear.

Vigil to Demand Town Hall Meeting

Who: Coach Dave Daubenmire of Pass the Salt Ministries

What: Round-the-Clock Vigil.

Where: Offices of Rep. Zach Space located at 17 N. Fourth Street, Zanesville, OH

When: August 28-??, 2009 beginning at 7:00 am each day and lasting until Rep. Space grants a Town Hall Meeting with his constituents.

Why: Rep. Space has been hiding from his constituents and needs to answer questions from the public.  Coach Dave will be leaving only to conduct his afternoon football coaching duties at Fairfield Christian Academy in Lancaster, Ohio.

Statement from Coach Dave Daubenmire:   “As a former football player at Kenyon College I would hope that Rep. Space understands the importance of a huddle and the need for everyone to know the play that is being called. I will remain outside his office until he agrees to a ‘Huddle’ with those he represents, or until it becomes obvious that Congressman Space has decided to ‘run his own play’ without any input from those who will be footing the bill.”

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  • Missy Bennett  On August 28, 2009 at 22:31

    As always, this was timely, powerful, creative, AND funny! And I would think so even if you weren’t also my best buddy!

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