Levesque Challenges Michaud to Hold Joint Town Hall on Health Care
“This is not meant to be an ambush or a one-sided debate, but rather an opportunity for voters across the district to express their opinion before you vote on this bill.” Read More...
LEVESQUE FOR CONGRESS
MAINE 2ND CD
P.O. Box 1387
Auburn, ME 04211
RELEASE: 2 p.m. Aug. 17, 2009
LEVESQUE CHALLENGES MICHAUD TO HOLD JOINT TOWN HALL ON HEALTH CARE
ORONO - Following Rep. Mike Michaud’s refusal to hold any public meetings on health care, Jason J. Levesque, Republican candidate in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, issued a challenge to hold a joint town hall on health care before the congressional August recess ends.
The challenge was hand delivered to Michaud while he was on the University of Maine campus Monday by former-Bangor Mayor Kay Lebowitz.
“I don’t have to tell you this is one of the biggest issues that you will be facing in Congress this year and I believe the voters of the 2nd District deserve an opportunity to be heard before you vote,” Levesque wrote.
Levesque proposed that the two candidates’ staffs coordinate a joint public town hall at a location accessible to a broad spectrum of voters in the 2nd District. He said it would be the most equitable way for all sides to be heard.
“This is not meant to be an ambush or a one-sided debate, but rather an opportunity for voters across the district to express their opinion before you vote on this bill,” Levesque wrote. “There is no doubt that this will be a spirited debate; but, spirited debates have long been a part of our history. In fact, the origins of America herself are born from such debates. It serves as our foundation and, quite frankly, our system of government depends upon all citizens exercising their Constitutional right to free expression.”
Levesque said a joint public meeting would assure an equal chance for all citizens to be heard and would make Maine a model for the country.
Michaud has not scheduled any public town halls to hear the views of Maine people and was not in Maine during the first two weeks of the House recess.