Press Release

Congressman McHenry to Host First Ever Interactive ‘Virtual Townhall’

Tenth District Residents are Encouraged to Join Their Congressman for a Live, Online Q&A Event from the Comfort of Their Own Homes

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Washington, July 25, 2007 | Aaron Latham ((202) 225-2576) | comments

Congressman Patrick McHenry today announced he will host a live, unprecedented Virtual Townhall on Monday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. Tenth District residents interested in participating can visit the Congressman’s website – http://mchenry.house.gov – at 7:30 p.m. next Monday and click the banner located across the top of the home page.

"In addition to holding townhalls in every county in our district, I am constantly searching for new, innovative ways to speak directly with people in Western North Carolina while I’m serving in Washington,” said Congressman McHenry. “I look forward to talking with people in the Tenth District about the issues that hit home for us like stopping illegal immigration, cutting taxes, creating jobs, and protecting our traditional values."

Upon clicking the Virtual Townhall banner at the top of the Congressman’s homepage, participants will view the Congressman giving an update on legislation and initiatives important to Western North Carolina. The Virtual Townhall is fully interactive; Tenth District residents are encouraged to submit their questions during the townhall and the Congressman will answer them live.

Next Monday’s Virtual Townhall comes on the heels of two successful Teletownhalls, which follow a similar principle while involving telephones instead of the Internet. Teletownhalls allow Tenth District constituents to hold question and answer sessions directly with the Congressman. Altogether, Congressman McHenry spoke with 7,140 constituents during the two Teletownhall meetings this year.

Congressman McHenry is scheduled to host townhalls in every county of the Tenth District throughout the month of August. More information about these townhalls will be posted on the Congressman’s website at http://mchenry.house.gov next week.