Letter: Why are they hiding?
We in the Granite State used to be proud of our independence. We appreciated the fact that we had many opportunities to meet with our elected officials at town hall meetings and public forums. Whether we agreed or disagreed on an issue, we always knew that there was an opportunity to voice our concerns and hear from our governor and congressional delegation.
Sadly, those days seem to be a thing of the past. Other than Sen. Kelly Ayotte, who frequently holds town hall meetings, none of our current elected officials has recently held a public forum.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Rep. Carol Shea-Porter haven’t met with their constituents in several years. Gov. Maggie Hassan and Rep. Annie Kuster, who were elected in 2012, have actually never hosted a town hall meeting.
While Hassan, Shaheen, Shea-Porter and Kuster have time for fundraisers with Nancy Pelosi and their donors, they couldn’t care less about meeting with us.