Champaign, IL - U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced he will be hosting his second Open Government Night following the first event held in Decatur recently where more than 250 constituents attended. The series is in conjunction with state lawmakers to allow constituents an opportunity to hear directly from their elected officials at the state and federal level on important issues. The second event will be held in Champaign with State Representative Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville).
"Ensuring constituents have an opportunity to hear directly from their elected officials continues to be my priority," said Davis. "Open Office Hours allow me to have personal, one-on-one conversations with people about the issues they care about. Open Government Nights allow people to discuss issues facing our government at the state and federal levels. I'm looking forward to discussing these issues next Monday night."
“Events like this are a great way for area residents to hear directly from their State Representative and Congressman about the issues important to them. We need to hear from our constituents, and so I would encourage everyone to try to make it out and let their voice be heard." said Halbrook.
Open Government Nights are free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis for constituents.
Davis has hosted 70 Open Office Hours, where constituents meet with him one-on-one or in small groups, and his staff has held 106 Traveling Help Desks, where they help constituents with casework or take down policy concerns, during his time in Congress.
Upcoming Open Government Night
WHAT: Audience Q&A with Congressman Davis and Representative Halbrook moderated by News-Gazette Media's Scott Beatty.
WHEN: Monday, August 19th 6:00-7:30PM CST, Doors open at 5:00PM CST
WHERE: Parkland College, Harold and Jean Miner Theatre, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL
Attendance is free and open to the public.
Seating is first-come, first-serve. No registration.
Parking is free. Lot M1 north of the theatre entrance is recommended.
Anyone requiring special accommodations can call (217) 403-4690.
Information for Media Only
Media is invited to cover the Open Government Night and will be permitted to take photos and video. Following the events, media will have an opportunity to speak with Davis. If media plans to attend, they are asked to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.