THE BLADE AND SENTINEL TRIBUNE REPORT ON LATTA’S REFUSAL TO MEET WITH VOTERS
Bob Latta’s refusal to host a public town hall meeting continues to be increasingly noticed in the news. While touring the county for orchestrated photo-ops, Latta ignores calls to meet with everyday voters. This leaves folks wondering about what’s going on, as The Blade’s most recent article spells out very clearly:
Mr. Latta’s allegiance to Findlay-based Marathon Oil and its campaign contributions; why he hasn’t said much about the proposed NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline; where he stands on the future of Medicaid, Social Security, and other government programs, and why he is voting the party line for a Republican president they believe should be investigated by Congress for possible ties to Russia.
NEWSPAPERS TAKING NOTE
In the past two days, The Blade has posted an article questioning Latta’s refusal to hold a public town hall (here and here). Latta’s hometown newspaper the Sentinel Tribune in Bowling Green also noticed his avoidance of voters. Both papers detail the efforts of regular voters to win a meeting with their representative They also note the protests that have begun occurring as a result of Latta’s stubborn refusal.
It is fantastic to see our news media take notice. Local news should always help the voices of regular people be heard. Unfortunately, Henry County’s own Northwest Signal remains silent on Latta’s refusal to meet with voters.
A TRADITION IGNORED
Throughout this past week, most elected officials returned to their home districts throughout the country. Traditionally, representatives use this time to meet with voters and discuss the going ons in Washington. Yet Bob Latta seems convinced that he can continue to win reelection while ignoring his district.
Hope does persist. As these news reports demonstrate, pressure has an impact. Voter persistence makes it harder and harder for Latta to ignore everyday constituents. The more we are able to unite our voices, the more likely it will be that our concerns are heard in the halls of Congress.
It’s now more important than ever to call Bob Latta and politely yet firmly ask that he hold a public town hall.