Rep. Axne Most Accessible Freshman Member of Congress
WASHINGTON – The Town Hall Project, an organization dedicated to encouraging constituent participation in the democratic process, released its’ Jan-April 2019 Congressional Accessibility Report, which highlighted that Rep. Axne held sixteen town halls, more than any other freshman Member of Congress. Since April, she has held nine additional town halls, and plans to hold another three this month, bringing her total to twenty-eight town halls – at least one in each county in Iowa’s third district – during her first six months in office.
“I ran for Congress because I was fed up with special interests running the show while the voices of everyday Iowans were left out of the conversation. That’s why I’m committed to getting out to every corner of this district, listening to the Iowans I represent and bringing their voices with me back to Washington,” said Rep. Axne. “I don’t care if you’re a Democrat, Republican or Independent, when I said I’d work for every Iowan, I meant it.”
Rep. Axne has committed to visiting every county in Iowa’s Third District during her first year in office. As part of Rep. Axne’s monthly 16-county tours, she holds public “Connect with Your Congresswoman” events in order to hear from constituents about the issues and concerns facing different communities. For more information on public events that Rep. Axne has held, or has scheduled, click here.
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