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Live telephone town hall meeting to convene

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U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-Third District) will hold his first-ever live Telephone Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008 from 6:15-7:15 p.m. CST.

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The Telephone Town Hall Meeting uses new technology that will allow Rep. Kind to reach thousands of Third Congressional District constituents at once, providing an opportunity for constituents to hear directly from Rep. Kind on the issues affecting them, and communicate their questions and concerns directly to Rep. Kind from their own home.

"Between work, school, family, and everything else, I understand it can be difficult for people to attend a conventional town hall meeting," Kind said. "This way, people can participate from their own home. I am looking forward to this opportunity to address constituents from across the district, and hear directly from them about the issues affecting their lives."

New teleconferencing technology allows Kind to set up a large-scale conference call involving potentially thousands of Third Congressional District constituents.

At the start of the call on Tuesday (approximately 6:15 p.m.), a random selection of households in the Third District will receive a call from Kind, inviting them to participate in the Telephone Town Hall. Constituents will then have the option of staying on the line to hear a few comments by Kind followed by the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session.

Constituents may also dial-into the Telephone Town Hall themselves by calling toll-free (866) 447-5149, and entering the code 13433.

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