CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

Himes Moves Norwalk Health Care Forum to High School

August 28, 2009
Press Release

 In response to concerns over disrupting previously scheduled events at City Hall and in the interest of gathering input from as many constituents as possible, Congressman Jim Himes will move his town hall meeting on health care reform, scheduled for Wednesday, September 2, to the Norwalk High School Auditorium. Interest in the event has significantly increased over the past week, and Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia and the Congressman agreed it would be prudent to secure another venue.

“I’m pleased to have so many constituents eager to share their opinions on health care reform, and I look forward to the opportunity to gather input from the larger group the new venue will facilitate,” said Congressman Himes. “Mayor Moccia suggested the move away from city hall and graciously worked with the school to provide the auditorium.”

“Concerns over disrupting previously scheduled events at City Hall as well as safety and parking concerns made it necessary to ask the Congressman to move his health care forum,” said Mayor Moccia. “The Congressman has been flexible and understanding of our concerns.”

The Greenwich and Bridgeport health care forums will move forward as planned.

Norwalk
NOTE LOCATION CHANGE

Congressman Himes will host a town hall meeting on health care to gather input from his constituents on their priorities for health care reform.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 2: 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Norwalk City High School Auditorium, 23 Calvin Murphy Drive, Norwalk

Greenwich
WGCH News Director Tony Savino will moderate this health care town hall meeting with Congressman Jim Himes to be broadcast live by WGCH.
WHEN: Monday August, 31: 6:30-8:00 pm
WHERE: Greenwich Town Hall Meeting Room, 101 Field Point Rd., Greenwich

Bridgeport
Mayor Bill Finch will introduce Congressman Himes at this event where the Congressman will hear gather input from constituents and highlight stories of challenges local families have faced in obtaining access to quality, affordable health care.
WHEN: Thursday, September 3: 6:30-8:00pm
WHERE: City Hall Council Chambers, 45 Lyon Terrace, Bridgeport

Online
Individuals unable to attend one of the Congressman’s live forums are encouraged to share their thoughts on his online forum Health Care Choices—Health Care Changes. To access the site, click here or visit the Congressman’s website and click on the green health care button.

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