July 17, 2008

Mogk schedules listening sessions

John Mogk, one of four Democratic candidates for U.S. Congress in the 1st District, will hold a series of listening sessions in Kenosha, Racine, Rock, and Walworth counties in July and August. Mogk says he believes there has been too much talking in Washington and not enough listening in Wisconsin.

Mogk says he already has heard a recurring issue with voters. “There is a feeling by many in the 1st District that their views and opinions are not being listened to; that our current representative is out of touch. When 85 percent of the country believes we are headed in the wrong direction, there is probably some truth to that.”

He says the issues most important to voters should become their congressman's agenda. Too often there is a disconnect between what voters want and what Congress gives them, he says. “They don’t listen. Voters are asking Congress for real relief from gas prices, but they see oil companies writing our energy and environmental polices. They believe Congress is protecting big oil special interests and not serving the interests of the voters.”

Four sessions are scheduled: July 28 at the Racine Public Library; July 29 at the Delavan Community Bank Centre; July 31 at the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, and Aug. 6 at Mo’s CafĂ© in downtown Kenosha. Each event is 5:30-6:30 pm.

More on Mogk HERE and HERE, or at his website.

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