Congressman O'Rourke hosts town hall on bus

Congressman O'Rourke hosts town hall on bus
Courtesy: Rep O'Rourke Office

POSTED: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 12:11pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 1:09pm

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El Paso Congressman Beto O'Rourke held two unique town halls Tuesday morning: both on a Sun Metro Bus.

O'Rourke kicked off the town hall Tuesday morning in downtown El Paso, boarding bus 59, then bus 50 to talk with residents about several issues and answering their questions.

According to O'Rourke's office, they've had 13 traditional town halls in the last 9 months, as well as several telephone and online town halls, however this was their first time taking the town hall on the road.

O'Rourke said the reason for the unique town hall was "to reach people who traditionally haven’t been able to participate in the other (meetings.)"

On his facebook page, O'Rourke added, "The 59 from downtown to the Eastside was packed – lots of questions about potential government shutdown, immigration reform and bridge wait times. The 50 from the Eastside via the Airport was another chance to meet a lot of people, introduce our team and make sure I had a chance to hear directly from the people I serve. Thanks to all who gave me their attention and asked questions and offered suggestions."

The congressman's office says they plan on having more of these 'mobile town halls' in the future.

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