Obama to hold town hall meeting in Rockford

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) will hold a town hall meeting in Rockford at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Rock Valley College Student Center Atrium, 3901 N. Mulford Rd.

“Too often, politicians end up representing Washington to their constituents rather than representing their constituents in Washington,” Obama said. “These town hall meetings give me the opportunity to hear directly from people in Illinois about the issues affecting their lives and how I can help. It also gives me a chance to talk with them about the issues I’ve been working on in the Senate, like working to help Rockford recover from the recent floods, making Congress more accountable to the American people when it spends their tax dollars, and reducing our nation’s dependence on foreign oil.”

Obama has held 57 town hall meetings in Illinois since taking office.

From the Sept. 27-Oct.3, 2006, issue

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