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Archive for Wednesday, February 16, 2011

U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder’s staff to meet with constituents

February 16, 2011

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Staff members from U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder’s office will be in Lawrence Wednesday to meet with constituents.

Anyone needing assistance from the congressman or who has questions or issues to discuss can meet with the staff from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

Comments

consumer1 3 years, 1 month ago

RR, I try hard not to cater to either extreme, however living and growing up in Lawrence, has skewed my thinking more center right than left. I still don't support either extreme. Of course he needs to hear from his constituents R or L.

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usnsnp 3 years, 1 month ago

With his tight work sked you can expect him to spend too much time in the district especially lawrence. Work sked in D.C. is mabey 4 days a week and after 2 weeks in D.C. a week off. I suppect that most of that off time will be spend in Johnson County or going to fundraisers or conferances like C-Pac.

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Ralph Reed 3 years, 1 month ago

@consumer1. re: your 0744. You said, "The majority of conservative (sic) support what he is doing, ergo, no issue to discuss." You're wrong as he's not been there long enough to "do" anything. Yoder was elected because of several reasons: he road in on the coat tails of the anti-President Obama scare tactics; the 3rd district has been targeted by the national GOP since Dennis Moore had the audacity to get elected; the state GOP gerrymandered the districts to make it more difficult for a Democrat to get elected to congress from Kansas; and so on. These are all factual arguments.

I agree that if Yoder or his staff really wanted to meet with his constituency, the meeting would be at a more convenient time, the announcement would have hit the paper sooner than the morning of the meeting, and Yoder would be here. Saturday or Sunday afternoon would be great. Yoder could then be back in DC by Monday to "do" stuff on Monday morning. I don't think he's frightened of being shouted out of a town hall meeting like the Teabaggers did to Democratic legislators. Further, half of this "liberal place" is in his district. Are those people not his constituents also? Shouldn't their voices be heard?

Finally, if there's no issue to discuss, as you say, then at the very least you should be interested enough in finding out what his staff says (or Yoder if he cared enough to come himself) or what his other constituents say. Quite frankly, your comment tells me that as long has he has an "R" after his name he's OK in your book. You've never struck me as being a sheeple, why do you give that impression now?

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consumer1 3 years, 2 months ago

Can you blame him for not personally coming to such a liberal place? He would be swamped with left wing two faced non sense. They are the ones not working during his visit. The majority of conservative support what he is doing, ergo, no issue to discuss.

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consumer1 3 years, 2 months ago

There are plenty of squeaky wheels out there that don't work, who will be happy to give them their point of view. While the rest of the working folks voices go unheard. Then people wonder why so many stupid laws are passed.

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jhawk926 3 years, 2 months ago

I seriously doubt anyone will be able to meet with "him," if you notice the story reads people can meet with his "staff."

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Kookamooka 3 years, 2 months ago

How inconvenient. If he really cared about his constituents, he'd pick a time when working people could meet with him. For now, it looks like he's only concerned about what retirees and stay at home mom's think.

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