U.S. Rep. Moolenaar Does His Job, Schedules Multiple Office Hours

Hats off to U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar (R-MI4), who at least has the guts to do outreach to the voting public, also known as his bosses.

Moolenaar has scheduled 15 office hours for February, giving his constituents ample opportunity to talk bout things such as the cruelty of killing the Affordable Care Act, the alarmingly unconstitutional Muslim ban, the troubling lack of respect for the separation of powers in the Trump administration, and whatever else the daily dumpster fire may be. While Moolenaar may not be personally present for each, I have to give him credit for scheduling so many events at so many places around the district, actually making it easier for people to interact with his staff (what a concept!)

Moolenaar recently held such a coffee hour in the little town of Shepherd, and the Mount Pleasant Morning Sun said about 75 people showed up to have a chat.

Constituents in the district of U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, came out in force Monday to voice their concerns on many national issues in the wake of President Donald Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20.

The Congressman’s office held office hours at Coe Township Hall in Shepherd, which were supposed to help constituents having trouble with a federal agency, according to Moolenaar’s communications director David Russell in an email. Moolenaar was not present.

However, the office hours, attended by 75 people, morphed into a forum for constituents to relay to the representative – via constituent relations representative Karen Ruth – about their concerns regarding Trump’s recently-signed executive orders regarding immigration, the “border wall” with Mexico, the Affordable Care Act and more.

From the account, the audience was heavily (if not exclusively) comprised of people who are not happy with Trump and the Republican Congress is up to.

Check the schedule of events on the right column of this blog to see Moolenaar’s upcoming office hours in February and make your voice heard.


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