Sunday, February 26, 2006

Virtual Town Hall Meeting w/ Larry Grant

Last November, Larry Grant became the first Idaho congressional candidate to launch a campaign blog. Grant now plans another first: a live blogging session that will serve as a virtual "town hall" meeting for voters across Idaho who are interested in learning more about Grant, his campaign, and his stands on the issues.

The one-hour "live blog" session will start at 8 p.m. Mountain/7 p.m. Pacific on Monday, February 27. People interested in taking part can log onto the Grassroots for Grant, where Grant will be standing by to field questions and take input from voters.

"No matter where people live in Idaho, they'll be able to visit the blog and take part in a real-time conversation about the issues they most want addressed this election year," said Grant, a Democrat seeking the 1st District seat.

Julie Fanselow, manager of the Grassroots for Grant blog, will moderate the session. People who cannot log in live on February 27 can send questions in advance to The session will be archived for later reading at Grassroots for Grant .

"We envision this as a virtual town-hall meeting for Idaho's far-flung 1st District," Julie told me. "A chance for folks to ask Larry questions even if geographical, health, work schedule, or family factors prevent them from attending a real meeting with the candidate."

NOTE: Larry Grant is running for the 1st District Seat. Even though residents of Gooding (and Magic Valley) aren't able to vote for Grant, it would be in the best interest of Idaho's well-being if we (a) participated anyway so we can become informed so we can help spread the word, and (b) pass the word on ESPECIALLY to those in District 1. (If you aren't sure which district is which,
Jim Hansen provided a map for us!)

Residents of District 2: We are in the process of inviting both
Jim Hansen and Craig Cooper to Gooding for a future Drinking Liberally get-together, so you will have an opportunity to meet with them as well. Julie Fanselow will also be our special guest at the first Gooding Drinking Liberally gathering on March 3.

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