By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Congress is currently on vacation. But, U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R) from Montgomery is using the time to meet with her constituents in a series of town hall meetings starting on Tuesday in Prattville. The “Martha Listens” Town Hall Tour across Alabama’s Second Congressional District is meant to give constituents an opportunity to voice their concerns and ask questions about issues that are important to them.
Representative Roby said, “People are so tired of politicians just talking at them. I want to use this valuable time with constituents as an opportunity to listen to their concerns and better understand what’s important to them.”
Rep. Roby continued, “My message to those I represent is: whether it’s a specific problem you’re having with the federal government, general frustration over how Washington is working, or a new idea you want to share, come talk to me about it. My job is to listen and understand your concerns so I can be a better voice for you in Congress.”
The “Martha Listens” tour begins on Tuesday, August 20 in Prattville. Martha will be holding the first town hall at the Central Alabama Electric Cooperative Headquarters at 1802 Highway 31 North in Prattville at 4:00 pm.
On Wednesday, Rep. Roby will be at the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues Breakfast at 7:30 A.M. In the RSA Activity Center at 201 Dexter Avenue. For more information about attending this event contact the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce at 334-834-5200.
On Tuesday, August 27th the “Martha Listens” Town Hall tour will be in Dothan at 4:30 P.M. In the Houston County Commission Chambers at 462 N. Oates Street.
On Wednesday, September 4 the conservative congresswoman will be in Elmore County for another “Martha Listens” Town Hall event at 11:00 A.M. in Eclectic at the Town Hall on 145 Main Street. On Thursday, September 5th Congresswoman Roby will be holding a town hall in Enterprise at 2:30 P.M. at Cutt’s Restaurant at 417 East Lee Street.
Constituents unable to physically attend an event can use social media to join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.
In addition to the town hall events, which are forums open to the public, Rep. Roby is scheduled to hold meetings in August and September with local civic clubs, farmers, and military personnel throughout Alabama’s Second Congressional District.
This is Representative Roby’s second term in the United States Congress.