To the editor: Thanks to
I called Issa's office in Washington to ask when the next in-person town hall meeting will be held in District 49. I'm hoping to hear back soon.
And finally, I am writing to The Times to spell out loud and clear that we as U.S. citizens must continue to speak up for democracy.
Susan Kogan, Oceanside
To the editor: I am one of hundreds of San Diego residents trying to get Issa to hold an in-person town hall meeting. We recently took out a full-page ad to get Issa's attention, to no avail.
Unfortunately, like many other California representatives, he has said he is not holding meetings during next week's congressional break. His phone-in town halls appear to be little more than staged PR events.
I can't help but note the hypocrisy of his complete avoidance of the public, as he only recently promised to listen to the citizens more. We have questions and concerns about the unwilling congressman who can travel to his district for a news conference at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, but who cannot be bothered to meet with his voters.
Maryam Baqi, San Diego
To the editor: Republican members of Congress have blocked the access of constituents who have questions about their actions and those of the president.
Local voters have been attempting to meet with their representatives to request town halls during their February break. These voters have been met with locked doors and police presence. As a result the voters have been leaving notes at the office door.
The Republican representatives are now attempting to call these voters radicals, paid protesters and thugs. Rep.
There is a concerted attempt by local Republican representatives to defame voters. In reality, they are unwilling to meet or have a town hall.
Rita Edwards, Laguna Woods