Happy August recess, Congress! You know it's that time of year again, Congress is on a 'break' from work, that time of year when they finally have a chance to spend time with their constituents and discuss their voting record. Wait, what? What that should read is that Congress will be coming home to fill their coffers with more campaign donations by doling out more empty promises.
That is sadly the case more often than not, and it is the case for my Congressman, John Culberson. If you've been reading any of my posts over the past few years, you know I'm not shy when it comes to sharing Congressman Culberson's voting record, since I have done so several times. Now, what has me most upset is so far I have yet to hear of a town hall meeting to be scheduled for his constituents. What I did get was an invite to a birthday party...wait for it...for HIM. It gets better, I promise. In order to attend this birthday bash, as it's called, you have to PAY to get in. Really? We live in a bass ackward kind of country when you have to PAY to see your very own congresscritter.
It is supposed to be a really well attended event and it's held every year and we only have to pay $25 to get in. I don't care! I don't care how exciting the party might be, or how good the cake is (there's a Marie Antoinette joke in there somewhere, I just know it). There's something wrong with this picture.
I have reached out to his office twice now, once to him personally on his Twitter feed and once in an email to his assistant, to no avail. Just today, however, I got an invitation to a Meet and Greet for the Congressman. What do you think of when you hear the words 'Meet and Greet'? Right, fundraiser. You can draw whatever conclusion you like, but to me that says that you and I are not important enough to meet with unless we have some money to contribute.
So, what do we want? A town hall! When do we want it? NOW! Call his office and demand a town hall. You can reach him at his Memorial Office here in Houston at 713-682-8828 or at culberson.house.gov and go to the contact form.
Lawmakers need to remember who they work for! It's We The People who employ them, not the other way around. Remind him who he represents and who he reports to!