July 30, 2009

Larson hosts online town hall at 2 p.m. today

Press release from U.S. Rep. John Larson, the East Hartford Democrat whose 1st District includes Bristol:

Today at 2pm, Congressman Larson To Host Interactive Online Town Hall on Fair Elections Now Act

Larson will testify at 11AM at a congressional committee hearing on the legislation
Washington, DC-Today at 2pm, U.S. Congressman John B. Larson will host a live, interactive streamed online town hall. He'll be answering questions about his Fair Elections Now Act, a bill that will reduce the influence of big donors in the legislative process.
States, such as Connecticut, have shown overwhelming success with similar legislation in reducing the influence of big donors in the electoral process. It is time to bring this kind of real change to Washington. President Obama showed us all how small donations and average Americans can make a difference in an election. With the Fair Elections Now Act, we will give small donors a fair say in the electoral process.
Congressman Larson introduced this landmark bipartisan legislation in March 2009, and it has received support from Members of Congress as well as respected national and local organizations including Common Cause and the Public Campaign Action Fund. Congressman Larson is scheduled to testify at a hearing hosted by the House Administration Committee on Thursday to discuss the legislation and public financing of congressional campaigns.
We are asking constituents to submit questions or upload them to YouTube and send us the video URL.
Log on to
http://larson.house.gov/townhall on July 30th at 2 pm and you'll be able to ask questions during our interactive event, as Congressman Larson replies over a live video stream.
Who: U.S. Congressman John B. Larson
What: Online Town Hall-Conversation about reducing the influence of big donors in politics
When: Today, July 30th, 2 PM

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