Hosted by the Kansas City Star with participation by Indivisible KC
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Resentative Yoder finally attended a town hall — hosted by the KC Star — but it was not open to the general public (as usual). Attendees were required to pre-register and were randomly selected by lottery.
Last night’s Town Hall with Representative Yoder shows that his constituents are civil and calm even when they disagree with him but the hyper-controlled event left little room to ask follow-up questions and the closed door event excluded many voices. Indivisible KC will continue to encourage Mr. Yoder to have a public, open-door town hall where he’s available to all constituents.
Nearly 2000 people requested to attend Tuesday’s Town Hall but around 110 seats were arranged in the venue, meaning almost 94 percent were denied access to their representative. There were dozens of empty chairs and no waiting list, despite assurances from The Star that no seat would be left empty. Why wasn’t a larger venue reserved for the foreseeable high demand? The constituents of the 3rd District want to hear and watch their representative up close and in person.
We sincerely appreciate the Kansas City Star making a livestream available and for keeping Rep. Yoder on record!