What: Congressional Town Hall Meeting and Chili Cook-Off
Where: White Horse Music Hall
When: Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, 6-8 p.m.
Who: Congressional Candidate Cecil Bothwell
Cecil Bothwell, candidate for the U.S. Congress in North Carolina's 11th Congressional District, will host a Town Hall meeting to meet with voters who'd like to know more about his campaign. Volunteers will provide chili and corn bread, the White Horse will sell beverages.
"Town Hall type meetings are the best way for citizens to gain a personal impression of a candidate, and to get straight answers on the issues that matter to them," Bothwell said. "Our current Congressman doesn't hold regular constituent meetings, and that's something that will change when I am elected."
Bothwell's campaign platform includes:
Jobs, Not Cuts
Education for All
Strengthening Social Security and Medicare.
His specific plans to create jobs in WNC include support for the American Jobs Act, the SummerJobs+ program, and creation of a new Civilian Conservation Corps to retrofit buildings and install both a smart grid and broadband wireless throughout the region. He notes, "Federal law mandates that we create jobs under the Humphrey Hawkins Full Employment Act of 1978. And the only way we are going to build our way out of the Great Recession is to put people back to work."
The Bothwell campaign has scheduled Town Hall meetings in each county in the 11th District in January and February.
105C Montreat Road
Black Mountain, NC 28711