Virtual Town Hall, COVID Relief, and How To Participate: Session 2021

The Session Is Underway We have almost completed the third week of the legislative session, and one thing I know for sure, Zoom and Teams may work, but the impersonal nature of them is a trying experience. Sitting in front of a computer screen talking with legislators, constituents, lobbyists and attending hearings and senate sessions is different. It just increases the desire to actually meet in person. One benefit of the session is learning that virtual testimony in hearings increases public involvement in the legislative process.  Last week we had two hearings that had over 1,000 people sign up to testify or express their views for or against bills. And future hearings on controversial bills will have even larger numbers of ...

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