Tele-Town Hall With US Rep. Karen Handel (R-GA6)*

Congresswoman Karen Handel will hold a town hall meeting via teleconference, Wednesday at 7 pm. She’s scheduled an hour for a brief update on her first months in Congress and will take questions.

“It is an incredible honor to represent the citizens of the 6th District, and I look forward to their input and questions,” said Congresswoman Handel.

Participants must be residents of the 6th Congressional District (so, no, Jon Ossoff will not be on the call) and complete the form at this link https://tthm.wufoo.com/forms/rep-karen-handel-telephone-town-hall-signup/ for instructions on how to participate.

*It gives me a great deal of joy to write that headline and know that the first Republican woman elected to Congress from Georgia is MY representative. #TBTG  Full release below.

Congresswoman Karen Handel Announces Her First Town Hall

Wednesday, August 30, 7pm EST

Roswell, GA — Congresswoman Karen Handel announces that she will hold her first town hall meeting on Wednesday, August 30, at 7 pm EST. During this 60-minute teleconference, Congresswoman Handel will give a brief update on her first months representing Georgia’s 6th District and answer questions from her constituents.

“It is an incredible honor to represent the citizens of the 6th District, and I look forward to their input and questions,” said Congresswoman Handel.

Participants must be residents of the 6th Congressional District and complete the format https://tthm.wufoo.com/forms/rep-karen-handel-telephone-town-hall-signup/ for instructions to participate.

Karen Handel was sworn in as the 6th District representative on June 26th, becoming Georgia’s first Republican woman ever elected to the United States Congress. Handel serves on the Judiciary and the Education and Workforce Committees. Representing East Cobb, North Fulton, and parts of DeKalb Counties. Karen and her husband Steve live in Roswell.

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J. Wagon
J. Wagon

I was hoping for more. A “tele-townhall” in the absence of an actual town hall, any opinion pieces in the ajc/mdj, or any public statements on her positions on how she plans to get things accomplished seems like a waste of an opportunity. That opportunity is engage a dialed in and educated electorate. She doesn’t seem like one to shy away from a frank discussion, and I believe the catharsis of an in person town hall would have enabled her to more fully engaged the voters who don’t like trump. Or stop calling it a tele town hall. It’s not… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

I agree with the concluding sentence.

J. Wagon
J. Wagon

I’m going to attempt to tactfully use the comment section on Georgiapol.com to get the political consultant take on the decision to go with a tele-town hall vs. an in person one.

While I understand that there are factors at play, to me, going with a conference call over a town hall only makes folks’ emotions fester when they do not feel they can adequately communicate with their elected officials.

How is a conference call the same as an in person town hall, or why in this case would it be preferential?