Markey, Perlmutter set telephone town halls on health care reform Monday

Democratic U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter and Betsy Markey will be holding telephone town halls to talk with constituents about health care reform Monday night. Perlmutter, who represents the 7th Congressional District, will talk with residents 7-8 p.m. Markey, who represents the 4th Congressional District, will be on the line 7:30-8:30 p.m. We’ll be blogging the Markey town hall live starting just before 7:30 p.m.

It’s the fifth time Perlmutter has used the technology to talk with thousands of constituents simultaneously. Roughly 50,000 residents of Perlmutter’s suburban Denver district will be getting calls and can participate by pressing some buttons on their phone.

A few months ago, Perlmutter spoke with a more than 2,500 constituents at one time during a telephone town hall on federal stimulus legislation. In December, Perlmutter discussed the financial crisis and bail-out efforts.

Markey’s office will be sending out calls for constituents to join the town hall but is also allowing constituents to call in on their own. District residents can call 1-888-356-3090 and enter passcode 12365.

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