Amodei’s One And Only Public Meeting — an Immigration ‘Listening Session’ in just Reno


The month of August is a time when Congress is in recess and members are supposed to be back in their home districts meeting with constituents.  While other Representatives have been holding townhall meetings throughout their district, Amodei’s main priority has been meeting with his Corporate business partners to ferret out their needs, not with listening to the concerns of the District’s voting public.

I’ve called his offices, both in Reno and in Washington DC five different times, giving them my email address and phone number as well as my home address, and asking for a copy of his townhall schedule.   The absolute silence has been deafening.  Not a call, not an email, not a letter via the USPS — then today, in a check of his web site, I noticed a press release announcing ONE “listening session” he plans to hold in CD2, in RENO, just ONE and just in RENO and for just an hour and a half.  I don’t know about you, but I find that insulting and disingenuous representation.  CD2 is way larger than just RENO.  It’s clear that if we, as voting citizens, want some representation from RURAL CD2, we need to organize, support and elect someone willing to do just that.  Rep. Amodei clearly disdains representing “people” and thinks his voting constituency is the corporate business community.

During the 5-week recess, Rep. Amodei schedules just one 1-1/2 hour “listening session” with actual voters? You have to be kidding me!!!  We, the voters, are worth more than an hour and a half of Rep. Amodei’s time and there are more issues we, his constituents, are concerned about other than just Immigration Reform.   It’s time we show him that we’ve had enough of his voting record and lack of effective representation by actively working to replace him next November.


Friday August 16, 2013: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Brian Baluta, 202-225-6155

RENO, Nev. – Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-2) today announced that he will hold an immigration listening session in Reno on Friday, August 23, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, in the Washoe County Commission Chamber, Building A, 1001 E. 9th Street, Reno, NV 89512.

“Immigration reform and border security are complex, emotional debates, with passionate beliefs on all sides,” said Amodei. “Some view the issue as one of humaneness. Many see it from a perspective of fairness. And still others approach immigration on the basis of practicality. We are a nation of immigrants. My Irish and Italian forebears made their way to Nevada in search of a better life. We are also a nation of laws with the right to control our borders. While I don’t think any of those perspectives are mutually exclusive, it seems the one thing all sides can consistently agree on is that our immigration system, as presently constituted, is not working.”

Amodei will take questions and comments from constituents during the listening session and his staff will be on hand to help ensure that those in attendance who are unable to ask a question during the listening session can get follow up responses from Amodei.

For more information, please contact Amodei’s Reno office at (775) 686-5760.

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PARA PUBLICACION INMEDIATA                                              Contacto:        Brian Baluta, 202-225-6155

16 de agosto 2013

Amodei atenderá ‘sesión de escucha’ sobre inmigración en Reno

RENO, Nev. – El Congresista Mark Amodei (NV-2) anunció hoy que llevará a cabo una “sesión de escucha” sobre inmigración en Reno el viernes 23 de agosto, desde las 10:30 am hasta el mediodía, en la Sala de la Comisión del Condado de Washoe, Edificio A, 1001 E. 9th Street, Reno, NV 89512.

“La reforma de inmigración y la seguridad fronteriza son debates complejos y emocionales, con las creencias apasionadas por todos lados,” dijo Amodei. “Algunos ven el problema como uno de humanidad. Muchos lo ven desde una perspectiva de igualdad. Y otros de la perspectiva de la practicidad. Somos una nación de inmigrantes. Mis antepasados irlandeses e italianos se dirigieron a Nevada en busca de una vida mejor. También somos una nación de leyes con el derecho de controlar nuestras fronteras. Aunque no creo que ninguna de esas perspectivas son mutuamente excluyentes, parece que la única cosa que todos los lados se ponen de acuerdo es en que constantemente nuestro sistema de inmigración, como está constituido actualmente, no está funcionando.”

Amodei tomará las preguntas y comentarios de los constituyentes durante la sesión de escucha y su personal estará a a su disposición para ayudar a asegurar que los asistentes que no pueden hacer una pregunta durante la “sesión de escucha” puedan obtener un seguimiento de Amodei.

Para obtener más información, por favor comuníquese con la oficina de Reno Amodei al (775) 686 5760

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