I am deeply disturbed by reports in recent days of thugs disrupting public meetings that are supposed to elicit public comment and dialogue about the health care proposals in Congress. Such disruptions have no place in our Democracy and are not far removed from the tactics of the Taliban. Such disruptions are shameful efforts to elicit fear and shut down the democratic process.
That is why tonight (Tuesday) I hope you will join me at a townhall meeting with U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello, who represents Charlottesville. I hope we can here from Rep. Perriello, and hear various points of view expressed with respect and without disruption. Here are the details:
Charlottesville Public Meeting with
Rep. Tom Perriello
Where: Charlottesville High [MLK Performing Arts Center]
1400 Melbourne Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901
When: Tuesday, August 11th
Arrival Time: 5:00 p.m.
Start Time: 6:00 p.m.