Congressman John Campbell is declining to host a formal town-hall meeting for his constituents in Laguna Niguel. Why won’t our congressman let his citizens’ voices be heard?
While other congressman in Orange County such as Gary Miller and Ken Calvert are hosting town-hall meetings, or at least tele-meetings, for their constituents to discuss the extremely important and controversial healthcare bill currently in congress, John Campbell seems to be the only one withholding this opportunity from regular people like you and me. While he is meeting with special interest groups around the area, he has not chosen to give ordinary citizens who are not part of a political special interest group a chance to speak up, make their voices heard, and ask questions about this important and confusing bill. I know a lot of people in Laguna Niguel are wondering about the future state of health care in the US and would appreciate the chance to sit down with their own representative, hear his explanation and thoughts, ask questions and give the strong opinions that they have.
This health care reform is a very important issue to everyone in the United States, and Congressman John Campbell should be informing his constituents about it (and getting their feedback) in person—after all, we are the constituents he serves. Is he really so busy in Washington that he can’t make time for a town hall meeting for us? The political process is supposed to involve everyone’s input, and with an issue as important as health care that could affect everyone, a town-hall meeting seems like a necessary step. Clearly that’s why his counterparts around Orange County are hosting them – when is John Campbell going to step up?