Salazar to host health care teleconference Thursday



U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Manassa

— U.S. Congressman John Salazar plans to host a teleconference with Western Slope residents at 7:20 p.m. Thursday, an event intended to mirror town hall meetings taking place across the country.

The focus of the teleconference will be health care reform, though an official with Salazar's office said questions about any topic are welcome.

"The upside is this will reach thousands of people who will get to hear the congressman's thoughts and hear their fellow constituents' questions," Deputy Press Secretary Edward Stern said.

To participate, call 877-229-8493 and dial 15148# when prompted.

Salazar and possibly other speakers will first address everyone and then take questions.

There is no limit to the number of people who can call in, and the meeting is expected to last between an hour and 1 1/2 hours, Stern said.

Salazar co-hosted a live town hall meeting with President Barack Obama on Aug. 15 in Grand Junction, Stern said, but has not recently made a live appearance in Moffat County.

Stern did not know whether the congressman plans to appear in Northwest Colorado at a future date to discuss health care.


dsasso 7 years, 7 months ago

"There is no limit to the number of people who can call in, and the meeting is expected to last between an hour and 1 1/2 hours"

If you have ever participated in a teleconference you know that you can maybe take 12 calls in the time alloted. Congressman Salazar is suppose to represent how many people in his district? Taking calls from 12 hardly seems like the Congressman is truly interested in hearing from the people he is suppose to represent.


jeff corriveau 7 years, 7 months ago

Using a teleconfence is Congress' way of avoiding a face to face with their constituents. It also allows them to dodge questions that are difficult and contentious. I, for one, am offended that our (democrat) elected officials from the Senate and House are avoiding facing us. Trust me, they will be around later when they want us to vote for them. Show them then what you think of their cowardice!!!!!! They don't deserve to be serving US!!!!!!


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