reform affects everyone. It's a hot button topic that people across the nation
are talking about. Next Monday Kodiak joins the national debate through a town
hall meeting with Senator Lisa Murkowski.
are currently underway for the September 14th event. Murkowski will
take part in the meeting thru live video conferencing. The Senator and the
audience will see each other and audience members will be able to ask
questions. This is the first
time that video conferencing has been used by the Senator's office for a town
hall-type meeting. The event, which is sponsored by the Kodiak Chamber of
Commerce, will be used as a prototype by the senator for other meetings around
hall meeting will feature a moderator who will take questions from audience
members. There is a 2-minute time limit per speaker. Those who are unable to attend can participate
by sending questions to
can be emailed in advance or during the meeting.
Care reform issue is not likely to be resolved at next Monday's meeting and not
every audience member's question will get answered. As Pam Foreman of the Kodiak
Chamber of Commerce puts it, "The hour will go by really fast". Even so, the executive director of the Chamber,
Debora King, hopes that many people will participate and take advantage of the
opportunity to discuss healthcare reform with Murkowski.
The town hall meeting is open to
everyone and will take place from 11:30 to 12:30 Monday, September 14th
at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Participants are urged to come early.
KMXT will broadcast the meeting