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Kind plans telephone town hall meeting tonight

Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., plans a live telephone town hall discussion from 6:15 -7:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The talk will focus on Social Security, Medicare and the economy.

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

At approximately 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, a random selection of households will receive a call from Rep. Kind, inviting them to participate.

Individuals will 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 by calling 1.866.447.5149, and entering the code 13433.

The first telephone town hall garnered approximately 3,500 participants and much positive feedback.

"Sometimes for work, family or health reasons, it can be difficult for people to attend a conventional town hall meeting," Kind said. "This way, people can participate from their own home."