Rodney Frelinghuysen to hold town hall meetings?

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11th Dist.) welcomes constituent to his DC office, April 5, 2017. Photo by Noreen Staples
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11th Dist.) welcomes constituent to his DC office, April 5, 2017. Photo by Noreen Staples
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Constituents from Greater Morristown who traveled to Washington on Wednesday said they were unable to nail down a commitment from Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11th Dist.) to hold town hall meetings.

But WNYC may have succeeded.

“Well, we’re going to do some more town hall meetings,” Frelinghuysen responded in a brief recorded exchange as he entered an elevator. You can hear it here:

Activists from NJ 11th for Change and BlueWaveNJ have been pressing Frelinghuysen for weeks to hold his first town hall meeting since 2013. So far, he has held three conference calls with voters.

Activists prepare to board Morristown bus to visit lawmakers in DC, April 5, 2017. Photo by Noreen Staples
Activists prepare to board Morristown bus to visit lawmakers in DC, April 5, 2017. Photo by Noreen Staples

Three buses — one from Morristown, two from Montclair– brought about 150 people to DC on Wednesday.  Frelinghuysen met for a few minutes at a time with small groups.

The buses hit traffic that cut into the constituents’ meeting time; the Congressman spent a total of about 45 minutes with them, participants said.

The bus riders also met with Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and staff of Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), and watched some of the Senate confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

Slideshow photos by Christine Clarke and Noreen Staples of NJ 11th for Change:

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11th Dist.) welcomes constituent to his DC office, April 5, 2017. Photo by Noreen Staples
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11th Dist) meets with members of NJ 11th for Change and BlueWaveNJ in DC, April 6, 2017. Photo by Christine Clarke
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11th Dist.) welcomes NJ activists to his DC office, April 5, 2017. Photo by Noreen Staples
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11th Dist.) meets with constituents in Washington, April 5, 2017. Photo by Christine Clark
Activists prepare to board Morristown bus to visit lawmakers in DC, April 5, 2017. Photo by Noreen Staples
Kimberly and daughter Audrey board Morristown bus to meet lawmakers in DC, April 5, 2017. Photo by Noreen Staples
Three busloads of 11th District constituents visit lawmakers in DC, April 5, 2017. Photo by Noreen Staples
NJ 11th for Change and BlueWaveNJ visit lawmakers in DC, April 6, 2017. Photo by Christine Clarke
Christine Clarke brought the kids to visit lawmakers in DC, April 6, 2017. Photo courtesy of Christine Clarke
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) addresses three busloads of activists from NJ, April 5, 2017. Photo by Christine Clark
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NJ 11th for Change and BlueWaveNJ visit lawmakers in DC, April 6, 2017. Photo by Christine Clarke
NJ 11th for Change and BlueWaveNJ visit lawmakers in DC, April 6, 2017. Photo by Christine Clarke

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1 COMMENT

  1. You won’t be getting any donations from
    Saily “I’m Unemployed” Avelenda….
    Kudos Congressman Frelinghuysen 😀

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