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UPDATED: Dave Brat Feels the Heat, Announces Mobile Office Hours


AUGUST 2 UPDATE:  Dave Brat mobile office hours announced for Goochland, Louisa, Chesterfield, Powhatan, Nottoway, and Amelia Counties.  Additional registration links at bottom of article.  


In the wake of this past Friday’s “Let Them Eat Cupcakes” PR disaster and pressure applied by participants in the Roadside Town Hall, Congressman Dave Brat has just announced a series of limited mobile office hours with restrictions on audio and video recording:

As your federal representative, I have promised accessibility, transparency, and accountability to you. I have made it a priority to regularly engage with the diverse array of people from across the 7th District, seeking common-sense solutions that protect and strengthen our democracy.

Over the past 18 months, I have participated in nearly 400 community events, small business meetings, speaking engagements, school visits, etc. with constituent groups across the 7th District. (Editor’s note: Approximately 350 of which were photo ops while he ran errands.)  These opportunities to hear directly from my constituents provide me with invaluable feedback so I can effectively represent you in Congress.

In an effort to continue (Editor’s note: Ha!) listening to your concerns, on Friday, August 3rd, my staff and I will be holding mobile office hours at the Goochland County Office Building from 2 to 3:30 pm. This will be an opportunity for you to request an appointment with me to discuss your views or concerns about issues currently before Congress or to request assistance in cutting through bureaucratic red tape to get assistance with a federal agency.

If you are interested in requesting a meeting, here are a few important things to note: In order to see as many people as time will allow, appointments will be limited to 10 minutes. Staff will be on hand to facilitate additional questions or provide assistance on casework issues. The Goochland County office hours are open to Goochland County residents only. We will verify your information upon the submission of your request. (Editor’s note: Gotta see if you are on his sh**list first?)  I will be holding other meetings throughout the 7th District to meet with residents from those counties.

You are welcome to bring up to five other Goochland County residents with you (for a total of 6). If you request a meeting for additional people, you will be asked to provided their information as well.  I look forward to foster a constructive dialogue on the issues, so we ask that no audio or video recording take place during the meeting. Any departure from civil discourse could result in the meeting being cut short.

If you are interested, you must use the form below to sign up and it must be completed no later than Wednesday, August 1st at 2pm. (Editor’s note: How’s that for short notice?) You will receive further email instructions in order to complete your meeting request. Please click here to submit a meeting request. Thank you in advance for your interest in meeting with me.

Sincerely, Congressman Dave Brat


UPDATE:  Louisa, Chesterfield, Powhatan, Nottoway, and Amelia County mobile office hours have now been announced.

Louisa County:
Friday, August 3
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Requests must be made by 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1

Click here to submit a Louisa County meeting request.

Chesterfield County:
Tuesday, August 7
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 pm
Requests must be made by 12:00 noon on Friday, August 3.

Click here to submit a Chesterfield Country meeting request.

Powhatan County:
Tuesday, August 7
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Requests must be made by 12:00 noon on Friday, August 3

Click here to submit a Powhatan County meeting request.

Amelia County:
Wednesday, August 8
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Requests must be made by 12:00 noon on Monday, August 6

Click here to submit an Amelia County meeting request.

Nottoway County:
Wednesday, August 8
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Requests must be made by 12:00 noon on Monday, August 6

Click here to submit a Nottoway County meeting request.


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