Teri Christman 
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Re: “Reader: Lamborn should have a town hall for childish liberals, then another for the adults

Helen,
Believe it or not, we didn't start out this way, frustrated and angry. We were brought here. All we have wanted is to be heard. Not even for Mr. Lamborn to agree, just to listen. For months we have tried to be heard. Trips to his office, phone calls, letters, only to be rudely dismissed by his staff. To be told, they don't care about our views, that he doesn't represent us. But the thing is, he DOES represent us. It is like Washington has forgotten we exist. The President goes on Twitter and makes fun of Democrats. We get it, Republicans won, but we are still entitled to a voice. A simple voice. After months of ignoring us, Mr Lamborn finally holds a town hall. I took off work because he choose 1 hour in the middle of a work day. He choose a tiny venue so I didn't even get in. Someone interested in listening to us would have made better choices. He just wanted to be able to say he held a townhall because we have been asking for one for months. If you just want to listen to him, as many have pointed out, you have ample opportunity. Maybe you shouldn't have taken one of the very,very few seats. Because I wanted to be heard. The women I knew that were in that room are some of the most educated and knowledgeable about politics I have ever meet. They live and breathe it. They know every single law that is voted on and how Mr. Lamborn voted. Do you? Because if you are paying attention you might be disturbed too. Every vote only serves to put money in the pockets of corporations. He is voting to let coal companies dump their waste in our waterways. He was willing to vote to take healthcare away from 24 millon people to give the rich a huge tax cut. We ARE paying attention and we don't like what we see. We are going to stand up for what we believe in. And if they continue to ignore us, jeer at us, demean us, we will get louder and more unruly until we feel heard. It is not what I would choose. I choose civil conversation. But I can't get that. Would you just shut up and go home? When you are literally fighting for your son's life as one woman In the room was? I'm guessing you might start yelling too. Please try to find a little compassion in your heart. We all just want to feel heard. That is reasonable. To represent us, they need to hear our voice. If Mr. Lamborn did his job, and listened to his constituents, we could all just go home and resume our lives. That would be our preference obviously. No one wants to be an activist.

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Posted by Teri Christman on 04/22/2017 at 6:15 AM

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